Vancouver CannaMed Fair Highlights Medical Marijuana

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Vancouver CannaMed Fair, the city’s first medical cannabis expo, will provide information on the medicinal use of cannabis for those living with chronic and terminal illness and the general public. Feb 4-6 at the Vancouver Heritage Hall.

A collective of vendors and presenters will gather to showcase the many different methods patients can use to ingest medical marijuana as well as the many different strains of cannabis available to patients who choose to grow for themselves, a selection that Health Canada does not offer.

The fair, which will focus on the medicinal use of cannabis and a conjunctive therapy for those living with chronic and terminal illness hopes to highlight the growing markets and burgeoning business opportunities in the medicinal cannabis field and address such issues as new Conservative drug bill S-10, which includes 18-month mandatory minimum jail sentences for making certain cannabis products. The fair will look at questions such as, why does Health Canada force patients to smoke rather than supply “medibles”, or cannabis infused foods?

Speakers include activist Ted Smith of Hempology 101, a lecture series offered at the University of Victoria and Mat Beren of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, who will speak on growing techniques. Beren is best known as the grower convicted after being arrested for tending 900+ plants for the VICS who later had his conviction discharged by the judge.

Attendee’s of the event are encouraged to visit the “Bragging Booth” where growers will show of the best of their crops and showcase the different strains available to patients using medicinal marijuana.

Michelle’s Medicinal T-shirts, a project started by beloved late cannabis activist and one of the BC3, Michelle Rainey, will be available for purchase for those wishing to support the cause and show homage to the many years of work Ms. Rainey dedicated to medicinal cannabis activism.

The event will host 30+ vendors and speakers and tickets are $10/day or $5 for seniors, students, and patients with a medical marijuana card.

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