Trade show seeks to inform patients, caregivers about medical marijuana

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 9:59 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

For more information: Roxanne J. Munksgaard; 207-735-8360

PORTLAND, Maine — Homegrown Maine, a trade show for patients, caregivers and others to learn about medical marijuana, will be begin at 9 a.m. and through the evening Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

Admission is by suggested donation of $10, $5 veterans with military ID. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Speakers will be:

* Dr. Dustin Sulak, osteopathic physician, healing arts practitioner, teacher and medical marijuana pioneer.

* Wendy Chapkis, professor of sociology and director of women and gender studies, University of Southern Maine, and author of “ Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine.” Her current research focuses on marijuana policy reform.

* Harry Brown of Harry Brown’s Farm in Starks.

* Crash Barry — Author of “Sex, Drugs and Blueberries” and “Tough Island,” and caregiver.

* Chris Dixon, Maine 10th Amendment Center.

* Steve Ruhl – Maine Cannabis Alliance.

* Dave Wilkinson, who wrote ordinances which produced the first municipal vote for marijuana legalization since the 1970s. Author of the novel, “Witchgrass: A pipe dream.”

For information, Roxanne J. Munksgaard, call at 207-735-8360 or email