Derrick Mason, the Idea Factory Makerspace Librarian at Pueblo Library District, is launching Cannabis Education Quest at Rawlings Library on April 4th. The event will begin at 6pm and run through 7:30 pm. Speakers include IMPACT Network founder Dr. Michele Ross, author of Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency and Train Your Brain to Get Thin, Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook and The Wabi-Sabi House, Kris Morwood, author of Callie Cannabis, and Hunter Garth, Managing Director of General Cannabis Corporation.
The objective for the program is to inform the public on various topics related to cannabis culture: Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Health, Science, Law, and Activism. As an information hub and community center, libraries have an obligation to provide the public with a well rounded collection of resources on all topics related to cannabis culture, especially in a state like Colorado where cannabis is legal. Since its founding, librarianship’s core values have included access to information, lifelong learning, democracy, and intellectual freedom. The goal is to present this program with professionalism so that that the discussion of cannabis culture receives the credibility and respect it deserves.
This program was launched in collaboration with the Denver and SoCo Chapters of Women Grow, Millenium Grown Network, and Stonefield National. Derrick Mason is also speaking April 8th at the Public Library Association’s 2016 national meeting in Denver, CO on Puff, Puff, Lend: Cannabis Culture and the Library Collection.