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A pop-up event is due to be held in Glastonbury today where cannabis infused products will be on offer for free, as a “celebration of cannabis.”
There will be hash cakes and truffles (for adults), and ‘Hemp Aid’ – a CBD and THC oil blend.
There will also be “hempoetry” – hemp-themed poetry, cannabis inspired music and talks explaining cannabis prohibition.
The event, organised by Free Cannabis, is due to be taking place today at Market Place, Glastonbury.
The “cannabis activist” and owner of Hemp In Avalon in Glastonbury, say he is “on a mission is to raise awareness about the most healing, beneficial plant on the face of the planet.”
Free Cannabis, who changed his name legally to make a statement against the “crime of cannabis prohibition,” ran his first Hemp-Aid pop-up cannabis dispensary in 2017.
However, he says he has been publicly and openly sharing free cannabis for 23 years.
Mr Cannabis says between 1997 and 2002 he was involved in five court cases and three prison sentences, “back in the day” when he was “being a bit too cheeky.”
He said: “Am I committing a crime? I don’t think so.
“I feel I will be left alone because I’m far too eloquent – I’ve learnt a lot about the nature of law.”
Mr Cannabis says he has never received any backlash during the pop-up events.
He said: “I’ve never had any negative comeback whatsoever from holding any event.
“Times have changed. The world is waking up.
“It’s time for cannabis.”
Mr Cannabis says he has been “blown away by the feedback” he received following previous events.
He claims that at a pop-up in 2017, he sold CBD extract to a wheelchair bound woman and within an hour of taking it, she was “standing up for the first time in three years.”
“However, this was when I had much more potent CBD extracts available, almost double the strength of what I’ll be handing out,” he said.
Free’s long term goal is to purchase a premises to hold a more permanent dispensary.
He said: “I don’t want to be doing these Hemp Aid pop ups, I want to live in a society where cannabis is growing in people’s gardens.
He currently has “about 10 or so” cannabis plants in his garden but plans to expand.
“Ideally I am looking for funds for several acres of land, a farmhouse, and outbuildings to process flowers into balanced extracts.”
Free is passionate about his belief in the healing properties of cannabis and says cannabis in its natural form is “very safe when administered carefully.”
However, he stressed that he does not provide any prescriptions or give medical advice.
“What I find most challenging is people unloading their problems and expecting me to diagnose and treat them.
He has a disclaimer on his counter stating that he is not a doctor and is not willing or able to give advice on medical conditions.