1st UBC Cannabis Convention

CANNABIS CULTURE – The International Hempology 101 Society has announced the 1st Annual Cannabis Convention at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, to be held Friday, January 28.

Hosted by the brand new UBC Hempology 101 Club and the Social Justice Center, this premier event features several prominent anti-prohibitionists from the US and Canada.

This gathering will give students, activists, medical patients and interested members of the public a chance to interact while learning about some of the latest developments in cannabis law, science and archaeology. Admission is free and open to the public.

Author Chris Bennett will begin the convention with comments on his latest publication, Cannabis and the Soma Solution.

He will be followed by Joanna McKee, a veteran Washington State activist who will provide an overview of the changes she has seen since that state passed medical cannabis laws in 1996.

Dr. Paul Hornby will follow with a discussion of his research on cannabinoids, extractions, fertilizers and genetics.

Also coming from the Seattle area is lawyer Jim Doherty from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, who will attack the ideals of the War On Drugs from the perspective of someone who has seen the futility of its practice.

Finally, local lawyer John Conroy, counsel in many important drug related cases including In-Site, will wrap things up with closing arguments.

This event is modeled upon the 11 Cannabis Conventions hosted by the UVSS Hempology 101 Club at the University of Victoria. Now the largest student club on campus every year, the UVSS Hempology 101 Club also provides a free, non-credit lecture series which is available live on-line and recorded on YouTube. All live broadcasts and YouTube links can be found at hempology.ca. The 12th Annual Cannabis Convention at the University of Victoria will be held Feb 20.

With student clubs at the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, and now UBC, Hempology 101 plans upon spreading to more post-secondary schools in the near future.

The 1st Annual Cannabis Convention at UBC will be in the Student Union BuildingRoom #214/216 from 1 to 4pm on Friday, January 28 and will be available live on-line.

For more information contact Ted Smith at [email protected].



  1. Ted Smith on

    Yes I am the MC. I am so looking forward to this.

  2. Anonymous on

    Yes, he will =)

  3. Shannon on

    Will Ted Smith be there? Does anyone know?