Riding the wave of what some are calling a “cannabis spring,” B.C. marijuana activist Ted Smith brought his “Hempology 101” convention to the Ottawa Public Library’s central branch Sunday.
Smith, on his first tour beyond his home province, where he has held similar events for a dozen years, said successful legalization votes in the states of Colorado and Washington have given new energy to the cause.
“There’s a certain momentum happening that has never occurred before,” he said.
The Ottawa event, like all stops on his tour, including Halifax, Sackville, N.B., and Toronto, featured local speakers, including activists, scholars and public figures.
“The goal is to plant the seed,” said Smith, who hopes to see more and more campus clubs “sprout up” at universities.
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