Smoke Signals Indigenous Cup 2018

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1st annual indigenous cup,

Great times ahead as we continuously grow into the medicinal cannabis industry, our goal is to network with the rest of turtle island, also we’d like to thank and show appreciation for the industry itself.

We’ll have 10 categories for entry, no limits on entry#, and will be hosting an awards ceremony on the final day(Monday), at this time awards, and cup winners will be announced…

All entries/ sponsors/ entertainment/vendors, must have entries and payments in by February 1, 2018

Please make sure to include (size, location) for personal preference on booth location…

Thanks again / Jamie, Smoke Signals.

Cannabis & Hemp Expo Edmonton

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The Cannabis & Hemp Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding cannabis industry. By getting involved you’ll be joining leading businesses from around the globe showcasing some of the best products and services the industry has to offer to thousands of eager and curious consumers.

The Cannabis & Hemp Expo Edmonton


420 Events 2018

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April 20 international annual 420 events worldwide.
Assorted types of events from celebrations, rallies, festivals/music to smoke out protests! More here.

Canadian 420 events we are aware of are listed below.

4:19 to 4:20 one minute of silence for victims of prohibition / drug war.



Calgary420 Music and Arts Festival
EdmontonLegislative Assembly of Alberta
Medicine HatMedicine Hat
OttawaParliament of Canada
QuébecLegislative Assembly of Québec
ReginaLegislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
SudburyFacebook event page
TimminsFacebook event page
TorontoFacebook event page
Vancouver24th Vancouver 420
WinnipegLegislative Assembly of Manitoba


Cannabis & Hemp Expo Calgary

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The Cannabis & Hemp Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding cannabis industry. By getting involved you’ll be joining leading businesses from around the globe showcasing some of the best products and services the industry has to offer to thousands of eager and curious consumers.

The Cannabis & Hemp Expo Calgary


HempFest Cannabis Expo Edmonton

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The HempFest Cannabis Expo returns to Edmonton for it’s second year! From now until this Friday (November 10th) you can get HALF PRICED tickets to this can’t miss show! That’s only $10 for tickets! To take advantage of this special offer, use coupon code ‘hempfestyeg’! www.hempfestedmonton.com

Debunking reefer madness with some of the science, evidence and real world experiences.

By | Drug Policy, Government, News Media

Cannabis and driving studies
June 22, 2017
American Journal of Public Health (ajph)
Crash Fatality Rates After Recreational Marijuana Legalization in Washington and Colorado. Evaluate motor vehicle crash fatality rates in the first 2 states and compare them with motor vehicle crash fatality rates in similar states without recreational marijuana legalization.
Automobile crash fatality rates in Washington and Colorado were no different from comparable states without legal recreational cannabis.


The U.S. Department of Transportation report suggests that while cannabis could potentially impair driving skills, its findings in other research suggest drivers under the influence of cannabis are actually more cautious. “Subjects in most of the simulator and instrumented-vehicle studies on marijuana are driving typically drive slower, follow other cars at greater distances and take fewer risks than when sober,” the report said.

2003 and 2007
Canada Safety Council
Drivers under the influence of cannabis are acutely aware of their impairment. They consciously try to drive more cautiously, by slowing down, focusing their attention and avoiding risks.

Cannabis and impaired driving studies
Sept. 2002 – June 2017
or PDF document http://calgary420.ca/pdf/driving/cannabis-impaired-driving-2017.pdf

Cannabis addiction
Business Insider – We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you, deaths and addiction
: “More than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes in 2014
There have been zero documented deaths from marijuana use alone.
Marijuana appears to be significantly less addictive than alcohol.”

Philippe Lucas, VP at Tilray, a research scholar with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC, said cannabis dependency isn’t as severe as some make it out to be. Normally, people are able to give up cannabis on their own, compared to severe drugs,
Lucas, the lead author in a September 2015 study in the “International Journal of Drug Policy”, a peer-reviewed publication found medical cannabis can be a safe and successful substitution for other addictions to alcohol 25% reduction, 32% for opiates, 12% tobacco, and more. The study has been updated and published August 2017, “Rationale for cannabis-based interventions in the opioid overdose crisis” in the Harm Reduction Journal.

Organized crime
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition – Organized crime in the cannabis market:- Evidence and Implications
“2. Unsubstantiated media and police reports portray the cannabis industry as dominated by organized crime.”
“3. Evidence suggests a very low involvement of organized crime in the cannabis industry in Canada; the majority of those in the industry tend to be non-violent and have minimal, if any, involvement with other criminal activities

Mental Health
The University of Alberta, O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Dr. Elaine Hyshka; Assistant Professor, School of Public Health.
November 2017 Dr. Elaine Hyshka, “There are also people who claim that cannabis is going to basically damage your brain when you use it, especially if you’re young, and that it’s going to contribute to the intellectual downfall of a generation. And that’s also not true,” she said.

A Controlled Family Study of Cannabis Users with and without Psychosis Harvard study published in 2014:
Evidenced that teen cannabis consumption is not lead to the development of schizophrenia later in life. The study compared families with a history of schizophrenia to those without. The study also examined non-psychotic cannabis consumers and non-consuming participant controls.
The results of the current study suggest that having an increased familial morbid risk for schizophrenia may be the underlying basis for schizophrenia in cannabis users and not cannabis use by itself.

Also see real world experiences:
November 21, 2017
Washington governor John Horgan:
Don’t panic about legalized pot
The governor of is telling British Columbians to ignore most of the fear-mongering about the pending decriminalization of recreational pot in Canada.

April 2, 2017
Colorado governor John Hickenlooper:
“We had a lot of fears that we would see a real spike in teenage use, we would see real issues around edibles, a large increase in overall consumption,” the governor told Vassy Kapelos on this weekend’s edition of The West Block.
“And we haven’t seen any of that … We certainly look at (legalization) differently now than we did back then.”

Dr. Susan C. Boyd, a B.C. researcher’s books “Killer Weed: Marijuana Grow Ops, Media and Justice”. about how law enforcement and media are not telling the facts and “Reefer madness is governmental” Note: Dr. Susan C. Boyd is a member of Liberal government “Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation”

Safe Cannabis Gardens

1st Annual Medical Cannabis Educational Conference

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Education and awareness in newly legalized medical cannabis sector is very critical in all sectors. The conference will feature a multi-faceted overview of the process ranging from the production process to assessing patient’s eligibility for medical cannabis. Medical Cannabis professionals will be made aware of cutting-edge clinical research, current regulations, policies, medical cannabis product development and information to facilitate public and patient education, and enable them to make decisions on cannabis use.

Health Canada risks of smoking marijuana awareness campaign

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Last Update: November 7, 2017

Government of Canada holding a symposium on cannabis public education November 10 in Ottawa, Ontario

October 31, 2017 Ottawa, ON Government of Canada
Government of Canada to invest in cannabis education and awareness
News Release
From Health Canada
New funds to bring total investment in public education, awareness and surveillance to $46M

Stop Reefer Madness Alarm

Organize corresponding public anti reefer madness education events campaign!
December 2017 to March 2019.

Health Canada is planning to launch a new awareness campaign aimed at warning minors and young adults about the risks of using cannabis in the lead up to the drug becoming legal.

A public tender indicates Ottawa is looking for a contractor with creative talent to host a series of events across the country to bring together young people to talk about the risks of smoking marijuana.