BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A cannabis convention in Boston isn’t actually supposed to have marijuana present.

But if you look closely beyond the cacti and other plants brought in by exhibitors to simulate the plant, it’s been there all along.

More than 250 exhibitors and 100 experts are descending on Boston this weekend to discuss the country’s burgeoning marijuana industry at the New England Cannabis Convention.

pot Cannabis Convention Held In Boston With Legal Pot Sales Around The Corner

Visitors to a cannabis convention in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

The event took place in Hynes Convention Center, which bans the plant. Samples of long stems of the plant were photographed at a vendor’s booth as the group gave away free cannabis seeds with purchase if a tee shirt.

“There’s so many people coming by that are interested in the stores that are opening, the new technology that’s out there, the new developments that are out there,” said vendor Rhiannon Snyder.

An adult can possess up to one ounce of pot in Massachusetts in public, and up to 10 ounces at home with no penalty.

Sales to adults 21 and older should begin in July following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nov. 2016.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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