Introducing High Tea, a new podcast brought to you by NICHE and Cannabiswise, presented by Grow.
Join us each week as host Dr. Jenna Valleriani unpacks a range of issues tied to the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
Episodes will feature key players in cannabis culture, business, and policy who are committed to dispelling myths around what we know and what we still need to find out.
Dr. Valleriani is a researcher and writer, and a new resident of Vancouver. She spends her days as a post doctoral fellow in Vancouver and Strategic Advisor for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP).
Valleriani has been researching cannabis markets in Canada for the past six years, offering a diverse perspective on the emerging cannabis industry. She has led many youth and cannabis legalization engagement efforts with CSSDP, including a youth roundtable and submission to the federal government’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, and creating the Sensible Youth Cannabis Education Toolkit. She is set to appear before the Senate this month.
Currently, Valleriani sits on the advisory board of the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education (NICHE) and is a board member at Breaking the Stigma (BTS). She was previously the Vice Chair of Women Grow Toronto. Her public commentary on cannabis policy has been featured in other national outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, and CBC’s Power and Politics.
The first episode of High Tea welcomes Barinder Rasode, CEO of Niche and a past City Councillor at the City of Surrey.
Legalization, 420 controversies, and our neighbours to the south are on deck this week.