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Beyond the law and stigma: A grown up conversation about cannabis
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Beyond the law and stigma: A grown up conversation about cannabis


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Beyond the law and stigma: a grown-up conversation about cannabis

Chaired by Tyrone Scott

Twitter @Eco_Ty

With guest speakers

Cleo Lake

Social justice activist and campaigner Cleo Lake is the Green Party candidate to become the next Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) of Avon & Somerset. As well as being the first Green Party Lord Mayor of Bristol (2018-2019) and Councillor for Cotham, Bristol (2016-2020), Cleo has been involved within the arts and culture sector for almost two decades as a dance teacher, film maker and poet.

Find out more about Cleo here: https://bristolgreenparty.org.uk/councillor/cleo-lake/

Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Sunil is a hospice and palliative care physician, a scientist and a medical geographer. After discovering the therapeutic benefits of cannabis firsthand as an undergraduate, Sunil has become one of the most effective medical cannabis proponents few people outside the Seattle area have ever heard of.

Find out more about Sunil here: http://www.cannabinologist.org/about.html

Nathaniel Loxley

Nathaniel founded Vitality Hemp in 2014 to grow organic hemp under license in the chalky soils of Sussex to craft innovative, 100% natural products. He is also the director of the British Hemp Alliance (BHA) who lobby the government to recognise hemp as a "public" good and a catalyst for environmental change.

Find out more here: https://vitalityhemp.com/

Dr. Yewande Okuleye

Yewande is a scientist and medical historian. Also a scholar / activist, founding the Black Medical Cannabis Alliance (BMCA) to address issues of equity, cannabis and race. The BMCA is a safe space for Black people to converse about the prevailing conversations about cannabis drug reform and medicalisation.

Yewande’s scholar/ activist praxis is informed by Black feminist, Audre Lorde’s call for us “to speak truth to power,” and to activate civic empowerment. Yewande invokes art, music, poetry, and performance, as channels to encourage discussions about power, identity, citizen engagement, equity and transformation.

Follow Yewande on Twitter: @yewandeslondon

Simpa Carter

Simpa is an experienced and passionate drug law reform activist, published writer, mental health advocate and host of The Simpa Life Podcast. He is chair of the Durham Cannabis Club and has produced and worked on content for The Victoria Derbyshire show and BBC Radio Newcastle. He also writes regularly for Weed World Magazine.

Find out more here http://www.thesimpalife.com/

Please join us to explore what kind of relationship empowered communities should have with cannabis and what can be done to get us there

You can read the Green Party's drug policy is here: https://policy.greenparty.org.uk/du.html

Follow the Green Party's Drug Policy Action Group: https://linktr.ee/GreenDrugPolicy

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM



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Education, Virtual
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