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Edmonton, AB, September 29 - Oct. 1, 2024

We are look forward to hosting our 10th Conference and Expo downtown at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

Previous Speaking Engagements at Grow Up:
2023 Victoria BC

John Berfleo

“A Green Warrior: John Berfelo’s Quest for Cannabis Awareness”

John Berfelo’s life took a dramatic turn on a fateful day when he fell from a height of 28 feet, sustaining severe injuries that forever changed the course of his life. The pain that followed was excruciating, and the conventional medications prescribed to him were only a temporary solution. But, a glimmer of hope emerged when he discovered the therapeutic potential of cannabis, an ancient plant that has been used for millennia.

As John explored the potential of cannabis, he delved into the world of cannabinoid therapy and began to educate himself about the remarkable properties of the plant’s active compounds. He quickly discovered that cannabinoids interacted with the body’s endocannabinoid system, offering an array of potential therapeutic benefits. With this newfound knowledge, John took the bold step to treat himself with cannabis and found relief from the debilitating pain that plagued him.

John’s journey led him to a passionate mission of educating others about the benefits of cannabis. He knew he had to share his knowledge with the world, and he started by contributing articles to various publications, including Treating Yourself Magazine. In issue 39, he openly shared his story of survival and recovery, highlighting how cannabis helped him regain his quality of life.

In issue 21 of the magazine, John explained the science behind the effectiveness of cannabis, elaborating on the role of amino acids in the body’s response to cannabinoids. His insights broke down the complex interactions between cannabinoids and the body, helping his readers understand the potential benefits of cannabis as a medicine.

John’s efforts caught the attention of the cannabis community, and soon he became a well-known figure in the movement to promote the medical applications of cannabis. His tireless advocacy involved organizing seminars, participating in rallies, and even lobbying government officials to change the legal landscape of cannabis in Canada.

John’s compelling speeches at various conferences resonated with patients and healthcare professionals alike, as he presented real-world evidence of cannabis’ therapeutic potential. His bold advocacy not only raised awareness but also inspired others to share their stories and seek alternative treatments for their conditions.

Today, John Berfelo stands as a beacon of hope for those suffering from chronic pain, advocating for a world where cannabinoid therapy is recognized as a legitimate medical treatment. He continues his relentless pursuit to educate, inspire, and empower patients and the general public, creating a wave of change that echoes far beyond the borders of Canada.

In the eyes of many, John Berfelo is more than an activist; he is a green warrior who has dedicated his life to the advocacy of cannabis as a natural medicine. His efforts to promote cannabis awareness and education have undoubtedly made a significant impact, leaving a lasting legacy that will benefit countless individuals for generations to come.