Video available all weekend July 23rd – 25th
This Cannabis 101 will give you a breakdown of the industry in a quick lesson
1. Learn about the Endocannabinoid System, THC, and CBD
2. What methods and products are available
3. How to use, when to you, what to you and more
4. Cannabis Amnesty and Advocacy
Justin Reid is a local spoken word artist and activist. He’s also an educator and certified level ll Cannabis Sommelier. He’s had the opportunity to be featured on Business of Cannabis, TedXGuelph, RogersTv, Diversity Talks ‘Black Canadians In Cannabis’ and helped open some of the first and best-running cannabis shops in Ontario.
Now he helps manage one of Guelph’s first and only BIPOC owned cannabis businesses called Ronin Cannabis. He’s worked in the medical space and is passionate about helping people find the right products for the experience they want. He’s always working toward creating a safe environment for people of all walks of life to learn and grow their knowledge in an effort to eliminate the stigma surrounding cannabis.
Guelph born and raised, University of Guelph Alumni, Valedictorian Graduate from the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Kween is living out her passions. She is a dancer, teacher, actor, singer, choreographer, director, producer, advocate, marketing/social media guru and TedX International Speaker.
Kween is the CEO and owner of The Kween Company, launched in June 2020 as an arts and marketing company. She co-owns The Heels Academy with her partners Michelle and Vanessa and runs Soca/Dancehall/Afro dance classes at the University of Guelph. During basketball off-season, Kween is the team coordinator and choreographer for The Guelph Nighthawks Flight Crew. She also gives back to her arts community as a Guelph Fringe Board Member.
Within advocacy, Kween works passionately for the rights of all Black people, working closely with Indigenous and People of Colour. She uses her platform of activism and mentorship for her Black community through Carnival, Black Heritage Month, BIPOC Social justice and social enterprise projects, and through cannabis advocacy. She works closely with schools, local organizations and businesses, IYNS, grant funders, festivals, the City of Guelph, dignitaries and officials to make representation for Black folx. In addition, she is a long time cannabis educator and Cannabis Curation Committee member for AHLOT.
Kween is the leader of Solidarity March in Support of BLM in 2020 and the Executive Director and Social Justice Initiatives Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage Society. Through the GBHS, you can catch her monthly as host and community producer on Rogers Channel 20 with her show “Diverse and Converse”, a BIPOC panel discussion.
Kween one of three holding an Artistic Residency with Guelph Dance 2020/2021 promoting her BIPOC art through movement and dance. Kween currently is a title holder for Woman of the Year 2020, nominee for RBC Women of Influence 2021, and nominee for Women of Inspiration 2021.