CANNABIS CULTURE – On the heels of legalization in Washington and Colorado, Victoria activist and author Ted Smith of the the International Hempology 101 Society is touring Eastern Canada presenting cannabis conventions in concert with forming Hempology 101 chapters at the universities of Dalhousie, Mount Allison, Carleton, and Toronto.
The first cannabis convention was held on November 18 in Halifax, NS, at Dalhousie University, featuring the leader of the NS Green Party, John Percy. The next will be at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, on the November 20, then to Ottawa for November 25, ending in Toronto on November 29. Each convention will feature a different lineup of high-profile speakers, including activists, scholars, and public figures. More details about locations and speaker lineups can be found at www.hempology.ca.
Mr. Smith has organized 13 annual Cannabis Conventions with Hempology 101 at the University of Victoria, and as well as two at both Vancouver Island University and the University of BC. A club has also existed at Mount Allison University for less than a year, but the only other campus with a Hempology 101 club is Medicine Hat College. This tour will hopefully inspire students to start Hempology 101 clubs up at their schools.
Ted Smith is the author of Hempology 101: The History and Uses of Cannabis Sativa, publisher of the quarterly journal Cannabis Digest, and founder of Canada’s oldest medical dispensary, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club. During the school year, he teaches a weekly free non-credit lecture series at the University of Victoria, educating students about hemp, cannabis, and prohibition.
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