The first weekend of November witnessed the first ever cannabis grow workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. Event tickets were sold out in two days flat after the organizer, Grant Taylor, went to social media to announce the event.
He said that the idea of organizing a workshop on how to grow marijuana was motivated by two things. First, the Constitutional Court ruled recently that adults were free to grow and consume cannabis in South Africa as long as it wasn’t sold or consumed in public.
Secondly, Grant had previously tried to grow something and he had failed miserably. He had also recently heard many people who live in apartments saying that it was impossible for them to grow anything in such an environment.
The workshop was therefore organized to teach people the complexities involved in growing cannabis organically. To that end, organic soil and pots were also on sale so that event attendees could go and start cultivating their own marijuana or any other plant they wished to grow.
Grant and his team of organizers didn’t have any cannabis seeds or plants on sale during the workshop. This omission was deliberate since the court ruling allowing citizens to grow and consume marijuana didn’t permit the sale of marijuana or its products.
Grant Taylor admitted that putting the event together wasn’t a smooth task. He was denied the venue he preferred because the management at that venue wasn’t comfortable about hosting a cannabis workshop in their premises.
Grant had used that same venue in the past to host trainings in hydroponics, but that history wasn’t enough to secure the venue for a workshop on cannabis.
Grant isn’t deterred by such setbacks and he plans to host similar events in future.
For now, one of the co-organizers of the cannabis workshop is going to set up and run a vlog (video blog) on cannabis while Grant will set up a Facebook group and manage it in addition to operating a website on cannabis cultivation.
Contrary to what some people may have thought, the Grow Cannabis Workshop wasn’t attended by drug addicts. Ordinary people like florists, nurses and dentists were in attendance to learn how to grow this plant.
Those interviewed at the workshop said that they wanted to learn how to grow cannabis so that they could have a supply for medicinal use.
It is such ordinary people that give Grant his drive to create a group of likeminded people for purposes of sharing ideas and experiences. Cannabis companies like SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) and Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) know that it is through people like Grant Taylor that major changes can take place in any community.
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