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UBC AMS Hempology101's 4th Annual Cannabis Convention

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by tedsmith » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:46 am

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Vancouver, B.C.: The 4th Annual Cannabis Convention at UBC will be jointly hosted by the AMS Hempology 101 Club and the International Hempology 101 Society this Sunday March 23. With another great lineup of speakers, this free event is open to the public. It is from 1 to 4 pm in Room #207/209 in the Student Union Building.

Cheryl Rose will open the event discussing how her daughter Hayley uses cannabis to control her seizures and how the proposed changes to the federal medical cannabis programs will threaten her life. Jeremiah Vandermeer from Pot TV will follow her with a broad overview of the changing political changes happening in the USA and around the world. Next will be author Chris Bennett who will give a broad overview of the religious use of cannabis around the world. Finally, Lynda Balneaves, an associate professor with the UBC School of Nursing, will be reviewing the Canary Study, which is documenting the impact of the changes in federal medical cannabis programs.

The International Hempology 101 Society has been educating the public about cannabis since 1995. Based out of Victoria, the general manager of the society has written a textbook for the group, titled HEMPOLOGY 101: THE HISTORY AND USES OF CANNABIS SATIVA. The society publishes Canada’s leading newspaper on the subject, the CANNABIS DIGEST and has formed student clubs at the University of Victoria, UBC, Medicine Hat College and Mount Allison University.

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by papapuff » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:48 am

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Hempology 101 hosts fourth annual campus cannabis convention

By: Julian D'Souza

March 24, 2014

The UBC Hempology 101 club hosted their fourth annual cannabis convention in the Student Union Building on Sunday.

Four lecturers spoke about various aspects of marijuana legalization to an audience of roughly 40 people. The event was organized through a joint effort with the International Hempology 101 Society.

Linda Balneaves, an associate professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, began the session by presenting research on medicinal cannabis patients’ experiences and difficulties obtaining their medicine. “People said that the social stigma around the recreational and legal status of cannabis really overshadowed its medicinal value,” she said, citing unsupportive doctors as one of the primary examples. Despite the stigma, she found that patients perceived benefits of using marijuana outweighed the perceived harm.

Cherly Rose, whose daughter uses medical marijuana, was the second presenter.

“I don’t believe that any parent or any person should ever have to fight for the right to be able to have their medicine,” said Rose, the mother of Hayley Rose, who suffers from a debilitating form of epilepsy. “Hayley must have her cannabis three times a day,” Rose said. “If she misses one dose, she will seize.” She was one of the youngest Canadians to be given a medical marijuana prescription at 15, and according to her mother, has grown to be “one of the oldest, highest functioning and healthiest children in the entire world with this condition,” now 21.

Next, cannabis activist and author Chris Bennett discussed modern religions which use marijuana ceremonially or spiritually. “One thing I’ve really noticed when I look at these different cultures is how cool cannabis smokers are,” he said.

To conclude the presentations, Jeremiah Vandermeer from POT TV and Cannabis Culture said 2013 was “off the hook in a lot of different ways,” pointing to successes in Colorado, Washington and Uruguay as examples.

“The Liberal leader Justin Trudeau came out in a blaze this year not only admitting to smoking pot but also completely supporting outright legalization for all members of society, that’s the first time that a leader of a major party in Canada has done something like that,” said Vandermeer.

However, he said the campaign against the war on drugs is far from over.

Activists Jordan Johner and Krista Sidloski, both Arts students, agreed more work needs to be done to educate the public and reduce the social stigma around pot. Corbin Manson, the president of Hempology 101 UBC, challenged stereotypes about stoners, pointing to his club’s growth in just one year at UBC. “I don’t think people can say that chronic or occasional pot users are unproductive members of society,” Manson said.

Perhaps the best summary of the optimistic feelings of the convention around the rising tide of legalization was given by Ted Smith, author, prominent activist and general manager of the International Hempology 101 Society. “It doesn’t matter anymore. [Prime Minister Stephen Harper] can’t even stop it,” said Smith. “I wanted to educate the public until they’re ready to legalize it — they’re frack’ ready!”
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by CannabOwen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:15 pm

Lynda Balneaves from UBC presents the Canary Project

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by CannabOwen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:16 pm

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