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.
It might seem counterintuitive to think of cannabis in the context of athletic performance, but one local researcher thinks it has the potential to be the next big ingredient in the health and wellness industry as a way to target inflammation.
Long before she served as an expert witness in the landmark case that saw a federal judge rule that Canadians have a constitutional right to grow their own medical marijuana, it was the unexpected advice of a doctor that led Jamie Shaw to visit a compassion club for the first time.
In another sign that Canada’s booming marijuana industry has gone corporate, dozens of companies have registered as paid lobbyists ahead of Ottawa’s plan to legalize the drug’s recreational use next spring.
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