Musical Performance By: Exco Levi and High Priest Jamaican/Canadian musician Exco Levi pays tribute to the founders of reggae music through a modern twist of poetry and sound. On a mission to deliver his message to the world, Exco has performed multiple European tours, California’s Reggae On the River, Spain’s Rototom, Canada’s major reggae festivals (including Jambana™ One World Festival) and even a feature performance in Zimbabwe. This multiple award winning artists songs are just as potent on his lips as they are on record and his ability to quickly engage and convince his audience has led to him being in high demand for many colourful collaborations including Busy Signal, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Donovan Germaine and other top Artists, [...]
(Bonus Session: Panel Discussion on Main Stage) Experiencing the realities of war and its impact on their fellow soldiers and civilians alike first hand on the ground has always been traumatic. What is new is the growing awareness of its impact on the mental health of the soldiers themselves and on their families, as well as the increased role cannabis is playing in the successful treatment of PTSD. Join our veterans as they describe the rocky road that lead them to cannabis as their treatment of choice.
(Bonus Session: Presentation on Main Stage) So you want to grow your own? As medical marijuana use has expanded, many patients are trying to grow their own plants with varying rates of success. While this has been legal in small quantities in Canada since 2016, growing for recreational use is currently not, though that may soon change. Whatever the purpose, this session will cover the basics of setting up the ideal home grow the right way to avoid costly mistakes.
(Bonus Session: Panel Discussion on Main Stage) The increased use of cannabis for medical purposes and announcements by the federal Liberal government that legislation paving the way to its legalization for recreational use is imminent has garnered headlines and created a sensation worldwide. What is also gaining recognition is the potential for cannabis and hemp-based products for use in the treatment of various medical conditions for our furry quadrupedal companions. However, while the potential benefits may be great, it does not come without significant risk to your pet if not handled properly. This session will give you a primer on the potential for treatment, the hazards of incorrect dosing and not pet-proofing your ‘stash’. Moderator: [...]
(Comedic Performance) Comedian Mike Rita is exactly what you think a comic should be, Funny, Smart, & Relate-able. Winner of the Cream of Comedy and The Host Of Stoner Sundays on Pot.Tv, this Toronto native has quickly branded himself as one of Canada’s hottest Comedic Performers. He can be seen Regularly At Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs & At Vapor Central in Toronto.
(Bonus Session) Many patients who are prescribed marijuana do not want to smoke it, and with the negative effects of smoking tobacco now well known it is not surprising that physicians do not want them to either. The alternative is finding edible forms of cannabis, of which there seems to be an abundance. This budding field of culinary exploration is yielding some enticing results. Watch this enlightening expedition through the variety of ways in which cannabis can be used to achieve medical treatment goals.
(Bonus Session: Panel Discussion on Main Stage) From the stigma of the 80s and 90s to the cultural paradigm shifts of today, marijuana use and endorsement by professional athletes has come a long way. Basketball legend Rick Barry, named one of the 50 greatest players by the NBA and snowboarding olympian Ross Rebagliati, gold medalist at the Nagano Olympics, speak of their personal experiences and address the changes in paradigm about cannabis and sports in the media and society over the last decades.
Musical Performances By: 54.40 & Exco Levi and High Priest Presented by
(Bonus Session: Celebrity Interview on Main Stage) To music legend Melissa Etheridge, there is no divide between medicinal and recreational marijuana. "I believe anybody who smokes cannabis is using it medicinally," she says. Etheridge, whose company Etheridge Farms is a producer of newly-legalized cannabis products in California, turned to the herb for help in the successful treatment of breast cancer 13 years ago. But whether it’s used to de-stress or stave off nausea, she is an advocate. And her story is an inspiration for the industry. Interviewers: Alan Cross, Broadcaster, Brain Dead Dog Productions & Andrea Crawford, Canadian Broadcast Sales