Article by Daily Hive
Toronto is getting ready to host a huge cannabis expo this month – HempFest.
Taking place at the at the Queen Elizabeth Building on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, the event is set to feature exhibitors, engaging demonstrations, and much more.
It’s open to everyone from consumers, to patients and entrepreneurs hungry to learn more about cannabis ahead of legalization. Throughout the two-day expo, cannabis industry pioneers will be taking to the main stage for a series of thought-provoking talks.
Here’s a look at the seven expert speakers you’ll want to hear at this year’s HempFest.
Author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High, and head of content at High Times, David Bienenstock is HempFest Toronto’s special guest this year. He’s the co-creator of the podcast Great Moments in Weed History and contributes to a plethora of mainstream publications. No doubt you’ll learn a thing or two during his talk.
Canadian comedian/actor, Alan Park has featured in CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, the Wall of Comedy, Much Music’s Video On Trial, and The Comedy Network’s Pop Cultured. Park discovered the healing properties of cannabis oil after he was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer in 2013. His new podcast, Green Crush With Alan Park, explores and advocates for the democratic decriminalization of cannabis in a humourous, empowering fashion.