by Dr Fabian Steinmetz
Saturday – 11.30 – 12.00hrs
Following the introduction of the possibility to cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home, a number of people have been adopting different cultivation methods and techniques. Testimony to this are the increased number of shops offering specific cannabis related cultivation equipment and the mushrooming peer led groups on social media showcasing personal grows and harvests. Nonetheless, education on cannabis quality, especially for home growers, continues to be lacking. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize the audience with the role of promoting cannabis quality and transparency also for home grown cannabis, and the work of ENCOD related to the functioning of not-for-profit cannabis social clubs.
Summary of the Event:
A harm reduction information booth and a number of workshops providing the general public with educational messaging and tools to better understand drugs, and how to mitigate risks for the self and others. The aim of the information booth and workshops is not to promote drug use, but rather to encourage an educated approach to this widespread social phenomenon. In collaboration with Drugs n Me, the People and Dancefloors project, and the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drugs Policy (ENCOD) the educational booth and additional workshops are being backed by professionals in the field of public health, toxicology, and drugs policy.