The best part of building something from scratch is the freedom of working from a clean slate. The worst is the mistakes you don’t know how to avoid.

That’s a little how Canadians talk about the first two years since the government began regulating recreational cannabis. To commemorate the second 10/17 post-legalization, cannabis influencers look back on the highs and lows of legal weed in Canada, including what’s worth celebrating and what keeps them fighting for change.

Happiness is a homegrown spliff

Empowering people to grow their own cannabis has been inspiring to witness for Vancouver Island cannabis advisor and farmers’ advocate Kelly Coulter. “Cannabis is a conduit to bigger conversations, such as self-reliance and sustainability,” she…

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