Cannabis education event coming to Idaho Falls

February 7, 2019

A monthly cannabis education event is coming to Idaho Falls.

Idaho Cannabis Education, an advocacy group led by local business-owner Nathanial Pickering, is hosting its first meeting on Feb. 20 to spread information about the medicinal use of cannabis, which is illegal in all forms in Idaho.

The event is meant to inform the public about the positive effects of medicinal cannabis, especially for veterans and people with chronic pain or illness. Idaho Falls residents don’t have access to appropriate information about medicinal cannabis and the educational event is meant to fill that void, Pickering said.

“There is a lack of education and information here in the Idaho Falls area,” Pickering said. “You don’t have to agree with it or use it yourself. (The meeting) is just a matter of education.”

The speaker lineup includes Dennis Hansen, of U.S. Hemp Round Table; Jasmine Kinney, owner of the International Institute of Massage Therapy; David Lybolt, of Legalize Idaho, and military veterans Ryan Parker and Matthew Davis, among other speakers.

The event is free. It begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Gem, 216 1st St., Idaho Falls.

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