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May 1, 2017 12:05 PM

5 Cannabis Events to Attend in May

4/20 is over, but it does not mean there is nothing interesting going on in the world of cannabis. The last month of spring will give you lots of opportunities to have fun, find out new things, and fight for the necessary changes in the current marijuana policy. Below we will tell you about the five most interesting and important marijuana-focused events that will happen in May.

Global Cannabis March

When: May 06, 2017

Where: Worldwide

Traditionally, the biggest marijuana-related event held in May is the Global Cannabis March. This event gathers thousands of marijuana lovers, activists, and supporters in different parts of the world. This year, there will be a few marches that deserve special attention.

In Chicago, Illinois, the Global Cannabis March is organized by the Illinois chapter of NORML. There will be a traditional rally, a few live music performances, and educational sessions and meetings with the leading advocates fighting for changing marijuana policy both in Illinois and across the country.

Another great gathering will take place in Seattle, Washington. There, thousands of marijuana users, advocates, and lawmakers will join the Cannabis Freedom rally to show their support for legal cannabis and draw attention to the growing need for the improvement of the marijuana policy on local, national, and international levels.

In Toronto, Canada, it will be the 19th annual Global Marijuana March. Toronto's GMM is one of the largest cannabis-themed marches in the world. This year, the organizers expect over 20,000 participants from across Canada. The main goal of the march remains the same: draw attention to the positive effects of medical and recreational cannabis legalization and bring the long-awaited end to the prohibition of marijuana.

Along with Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto, over 100 cities across the world, including Czech Republic's Prague and around 30 cities in Germany, will join this movement and show their support to marijuana legalization.

Open House @ Harvest of Scottsdale Dispensary

When: May 12, 2017

Where: Scottsdale, AZ

Although medical cannabis has been legal in Arizona for a while now, there are still a lot of people who believe in myths and treat marijuana as a “gateway drug.” The upcoming meeting at the Harvest dispensary is meant to show medical weed in a different light. Lear more about marijuana's medical properties, local policies, and legal ways to become a medical cannabis patient in Arizona.

For more information, go to the event's official website.

Cannabis Life Conference Toronto

Where: Toronto, Canada

When: May 13, 2017

Attend one of the biggest cannabis-themed events in Canada―Cannabis Life Conference. This conference gathers hundreds of cannabis professionals from different areas: scientists, lawmakers, industry leaders, activists, and more.

For more details, go to the conference's website.

Alaska Cannabis Classic

When: May 20, 2017

Where: Anchorage, AK

The Cannabis Classic is one of the biggest marijuana events in Alaska and the premiere consumer-judged cannabis competition. The main goal of the Cannabis Classic is to create a platform where cannabis growers and breeders can share their knowledge and success, as well as gain the recognition they deserve.

The 420 Games Seattle

When: May 28, 2017

Where: Seattle, WA

The 420 Games are one of the greatest marijuana-themed events for you and your friends. This event shows that there is always enough space for having fun and staying healthy. Take part in various competitions, attend educational sessions and seminars, enjoy live music and delicious foods and drinks.

For more details, go to the event's webpage.

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