The cannabis plant has been used across the world for thousands of years, but modern-day commercialism and commerce have challenged this relationship. Cannabis holds the promise of therapeutic and medical benefits, but how can we cut through the marketing and make sure we are maximizing the benefits and reducing the harms in our own relationship with the plant? In this session, we will review the plant herself, the ways to interact with her and their associated risks and benefits. Suitable for people with all levels of experience with cannabis, this session is the first step to developing a personalized relationship with the plant, one that can open up a world of plant based wellness.
Amanda Reiman, the founder of Personal Plants, is an activist, social worker, and researcher with twenty years of experience studying the relationship between people and plants. Her experience as the Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance enabled her to make real change in how the world treats medicinal plants like cannabis. Amanda was also the first chairwoman of the Medical Cannabis Commission for the City of Berkeley and taught classes on drug use and policy at UC Berkeley for over a decade. She strives to empower, enlighten and guide others to take their cannabis journey into their own hands by spreading knowledge and access to information and inspiration.