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3rd Annual Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo

The 3rd Annual Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo takes place on May 6th and 7th at The Nest, at the University of British Columbia. It promises to be Canada’s largest Cannabis Conference, bringing in “a comprehensive gathering for patients, consumers, health-care professionals, environmentalists and industry experts.”

Last years CannabisHemp Conference was my favourite cannabis event of 2016. I recorded a number of speakers and exhibitors and you can check out the playlist Here.

Two years ago I moderated the first Cannabis Hemp Conference at SFU. It was a thrill for me to question some of my mentors and people I greatly respect. Covering a wide range of relative content, there is time for not only current affairs and medicinal benefits, but historical research and spirituality. You can watch footage from the first conference Here

Dr. Ethan Russo

This year is bigger than ever with 13 panels, 50 speakers, 30 exhibitors and 4 hands-on workshops. Personally I would most like to meet Dr. Ethan Russo whose research has contributed greatly to our understanding of cannabis. He has published several books, numerous book chapters, and over forty articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany. He has consulted or lectured on these topics in more than 30 US states and 30 countries. Check out his epic bio.

The Keynote Speaker: Graham Hancock
Graham Hancock

Best-selling author and banned Ted talk speaker Graham Hancock. You can spend many hours with Hancock on youtube, watching his documentaries and now you can meet him in person. Hancock specialises in unconventional theories[1] involving ancient civilisations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrological data from the past.

His Two Keynote Talks are titled:

 “End of the Inquisition? Cognitive liberty, adult sovereignty, and the legalization of cannabis”
“Negotiations with the Green Goddess — the highs and lows, the gifts and debits, of this author’s 30-year relationship with cannabis.”

4 Hands-on Workshops Include:

  • How to Grow Your Cannabis Organically
  • Cooking with Cannabis
  • Healthy Edibles and Juicing
  • Making your Own Topicals for Pain and Healthy Skin

The Panels will discuss:

  • Cannabis and Cancer
  • Sacred / Historical / Ceremonial
  • Patient Access and Patient Care
  • Cannabis Growing and Cultivation
  • Cannabis-Environmental Sustainability and Protection
  • Cannabis Genetics
  • Medicinal Use of Cannabis
  • Cannabis and Pain (Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioid Overuse
  • Hemp Reality – Seed, Grain, Flower and Stalk Uses Plus Industry Updates
  • Extraction and Concentrates
  • Legalization and Public Activism
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Owen Smith
Owen has been writing for the Cannabis Digest since 2009, covering a wide range of topics related to medical cannabis. Owen’s articles are closely related to his constitutional challenge to legalized cannabis edibles extracts and oils. He is the founder of Ethical Growth Consulting

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