Cannabis conference is like 4/20, but with more ties and lab coats

The third annual Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo promises something for everyone.

For the lab-coat set, a keynote address by neurologist Dr. Ethan Russo promises to illuminate the pharmacology of cannabis. Or, if you’re hungry for a different experience, Vancouver’s self-styled, “weed-diva” Watermelon will show you some tricks for cooking with marijuana.

“We have really focused this year on the workshops as a way for people get a hands-on experience with cannabis as a medicine in four different ways, as a topical for healthy skin, cooking with cannabis, organic home-growing, and healthy edibles and cannabis juicing,” said organizer Salimeh Tabrizi. “Not everyone can smoke or bake, but juicing is an alternative for people who need it.”

The conference — slated for May 6 and 7 at the University of B.C. — includes a full program of workshops and panels, along with five international experts to deliver keynote talks on topics from medical uses for cannabis

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