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Pot activist returns to Kelowna exactly one year after Calgary arrest

Marijuana activist Dana Larsen was arrested in Calgary last year for handing out free seeds to everyone who attended his "Overgrow the Government" event. He returns to Kelowna April 6, 2017.
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March 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA – The marijuana activist who was arrested while giving away free cannabis seeds on a national tour will soon be back in Kelowna.

Activist and author Dana Larsen was in Kelowna one year ago as part of his Overgrow Canada campaign where he teaches the history of cannabis in Canada, how to start a dispensary and how he plans to peacefully “overgrow” the government.

Larsen has been giving out seeds in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Regina, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and more. He encourages supporters to plant his free seeds in plain view, as a way to show their support for total legalization.

“There's 100 free cannabis seeds to everyone who comes, so you can help to Overgrow Canada,” a Facebook event page promises.

Dana will be speaking at the East Kelowna Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 - exactly one year after he was arrested in Calgary.

Visit the Dana Larsen and Overgrow Canada websites for more information.

- This story was corrected March 30, 2017 to clarify that the talk will take place April 6.

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