First Indigenous led grassroots cannabis gathering coming to Penticton Posted by On

By Kelsie Kilawna

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

On Sept. 26 and 27, The Okanagan Cannabis Council is hosting an event to share as much information as they can about the cannabis industry, from seed-to-sale. The event, which they are calling the Grassroots Cannabis Gathering will be held on Penticton Indian Band.

“We created it to educate all of our communities,” says Cory Brewer, a member of the council and business owner. “Our communities need to be educated in the right way to get off the stigma that cannabis carries right now.”

The event will be open to 20 people, in order to follow COVID-19 protocols.

“We’ll be providing a lot of information for people who are interested in growing, interested in the medicinal aspects of the plant, or distribution,” Brewer says.

“We really want to show people the power of the plant.”

Part of a larger vision

The Okanagan Cannabis Council was created this year by a group of Syilx dispensary owners in the Okanagan…

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