Cannabis Beyond Recreational Use | Priya Mishra | TEDxBITSGoa


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Priya Mishra, India’s first female cannabis activist and and founder of Hempvati, has run various education awareness campaigns across rural parts of the country. Her in-depth knowledge about the cannabis plant and excellent organization skills have has helped her play an active role in the legalisation of cultivation of it for medical use in six states of India and is fighting to see its legalisation in other states! In the talk, Priya takes us educates us about the vast benefits of cannabis. Priya Mishra is India’s first female cannabis activist and founded the company Hempvati which sells 100% legal hemp products. The author of “Kohinoor of Herbs”, she has not only played a critical role in legalization of the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes in six states of India but has also run various education awareness campaigns across rural parts of the country. She has also worked with notable figures like Manish Malhotra, Huma Qureshi and Prachi Desai. As a plant deeply embedded in Indian culture with multiple values spanning Ayurveda, fodder and cloth, Priya hopes to see it become an integral part of the medical industry. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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