With legalization just a few months away, we know that residents of Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and beyond have questions about cannabis and its potential: Is it safe? Does it have medicinal value? Can I use it on my pet? What about driving? These queries are just the tip of a very big iceberg.
Recognizing this need for education, Vancouver’s longstanding source for news and entertainment, the Georgia Straight, will host Grassroots: An Expo for the Cannabis Curious at UBC Robson Square on the weekend of April 7 and 8. The weekend-long conference will feature space for exhibitors, a lounge area, and a stage for speakers and panels that will discuss topics like women’s health, identifying quality, cooking with cannabis, treating pain, and cannabis for seniors, among others.
Curious about our panelists? Read some of their stories below.
“I love solving problems; it’s so gratifying to work so hard and to figure something out. To be in a new industry that doesn’t have a 100-year history, it’s really exciting to be figuring these things out independently.”
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