Presented by The Georgia Straight, the inaugural Grassroots Expo for the Cannabis Curious takes place at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver on April 7 and 8, starting at 10am.

Get your tickets to the Grassroots Expo today.

The Planter’s Guide gives kudos to the Straight (including its publisher, editors and reporters), which for more than 50 years has been one of Vancouver’s foremost advocates for responsible and progressive cannabis use. This year, the organizers plan to fill the intimate downtown campus with exhibitors, a job fair and education area, a lounge and a stage featuring thought leaders and industry experts.

The Grassroots Expo for the Cannabis Curious is for anyone that’s interested in any aspect of the cannabis industry – from health and business aspects, to investing and education.

The schedule for the weekend has just been announced, and with a baker’s dozen presentations, there’s plenty to experience.

Our top picks for Saturday include:

* (12:30 pm) Women and Weed: Understanding health and self-care, featuring Siobhan McCarthy (Northern Vine Labs) Andrea Dobbs (Village Bloomery) and Salimeh Tabrizi M. Ed. (Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo), moderated by the Straight’s new cannabis writer, Piper Courtenay.

* (4:30 pm) Craft growth: Setting the stage for legalization, with Travis Lane (Levity Solutions), Rob W.E. Laurie (lawyer, writer), Mat Beren (House of the Great Gardener), moderated by Jamie Shaw (MMJ Canada). 

On Sunday, make sure you check out:

* (10:15 am) Cooking with Cannabis: The evolution of infusion, featuring a conversation with Chris Sayegh (The Herbal Chef), and Mary Jean “Watermelon” Dunsdon (activist, business owner, entertainer).

* (3:30 pm) Our roots: Exploring Vancouver's cannabis history, with John Conroy (Conroy & Company), David Malmo-Levine (author, activist), Hilary Black (Canopy Growth), moderated by Amanda Siebert (Cannabis Editor at The Straight) 

The 2018 Grassroots Expo for the Cannabis Curious promises to be informative, educational and entertaining. Join us there.

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What: Grassroots Expo for the Cannabis Curious

When: April 7 - 8, 2018

Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Price: $12-15 per person. Get your tickets to the Grassroots Expo today.