Regional News: Women Grows offers second cannabis event

There’s a growing trend where cannabis is concerned in the Kootenay region.

There’s a growing trend where cannabis is concerned in the Kootenay region.

Women Grow, a national network of cannabis industry leaders (growers, manufacturers, dispensary owners or patients) that promotes education and information about working in the cannabis industry, will be hosting its second Signature Networking Event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.

“We want our chapter meetings to be accessible to all Kootenay individuals and that means being mobile and hosting our events in different communities around the Kootenay region,” said Kaleigh Herald, founding chairwoman of the Women Grow Kootenay Region Chapter. “Cranbrook and surrounding communities are home to a large amount of cannabis and hemp activity and many industry professionals are eager for the local networking opportunity. The St. Eugene Mission Resort is very excited to host the event.”

It will be open to both men and women to connect with industry experts such as Tamara Duggan, David Grenier, Teresa Taylor and Graeme Staley.

“Our line-up of now four speakers consist of individuals from across British Columbia and even Saskatchewan,” said Ms. Herald. “Three of four have extensive experience in the hemp industry all with different business models. Being that hemp cultivation and manufacturing is gaining popularity in regions close to Cranbrook, such as Southern Alberta and Creston, we saw this as a great opportunity to excite the audience about the potential of hemp in Canada.”

“Our fourth speaker is a local dispensary operator who will share her story in how the compassionate powers of the medicine empowered her to obtain the career she has today,” she said. “All these individuals have exciting experiences in the hemp and cannabis industry and their information will be of great value to our audience.”

Early bird tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.EventBrite.ca or for $30 at the door.

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