“For over ten years, Irie Selkirk has guided patients through medical marijuana’s maze of restrictions. When her school-aged daughter’s father was diagnosed with MS at the age of 34, it was a turning point for her family, and in her relationship with marijuana. “We started looking at cannabis as more of a medicine,” she says.

Through their own journey, Selkirk began advising other patients and doctors, even accompanying patients to doctor’s appointments to advocate for their rights. She now works with Paris, Ont.,-based licensed producer Emblem as director of community uutreach, focusing on education.

At Toronto’s O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo earlier this month, she launched The Green Tentwith a team of influential women in cannabis. The project reserves space for female entrepreneurs to congregate in the male-dominated cannabis industry. Selkirk spoke about why it’s important for women to take up space in cannabis and why the end of prohibition is just the beginning of change.”

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