Melissa Etheridge Set as a Keynote Speaker at Toronto Marijuana Conference

Melissa Etheridge, one of rock music’s great female icons, was announced Tuesday as a keynote speaker for Canada’s leading cannabis industry business event, O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo.

Etheridge is a cannabis entrepreneur and activist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Twelve years later, she’s cancer-free and says her battle was made easier by using marijuana.

“I believe anybody who smokes cannabis is using it medicinally, whether they consider it so or not,” she told Billboard. “If it’s my means of relaxing and unplugging and de-stressing at the end of the day, who’s to say that’s not good medicine? Isn’t that what you do when you take your Ambiens and your Valiums and stuff? It’s the same thing. My stress level and all the things I felt contributed to my cancer 12 years ago, I absolutely treat them every day by smoking cannabis and keeping a balance in my life.”

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