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The “Milkshake” singer (pictured) will take to the Cannabis Americana stage at Prohibition Partners LIVE 2020,  where she will personally cook a dish using cannabis as a key ingredient.

She will also take part in the discussion, “The Sound of Cannabis,” where panelists will examine how cannabis brands can leverage cannabis’ long held association with music to connect with audiences and how cannabis can become ever more mainstream through its associations with music and culture.

Kelis, host of the Netflix show Cooked with Cannabis, says: “Cannabis is experiencing a global revolution and that revolution has come to our kitchens too. Cannabis is becoming a cooking ingredient in its own right, as chefs create sumptuous cannabis tasting menus at private dinners.

“Whilst conventionally, eating cannabis has long been about function over flavour, legalization has seen several prominent chefs become advocates of the plant.”

Prohibition Partners LIVE brings together thought leaders from culture, commerce, science and politics to discuss the future of cannabis around the world.

The event, a global digital extension of the yearly conference ‘Cannabis Europa’ held at the Southbank Centre, aims to advance our understanding of cannabis.

Over 100 speakers and panelists will come together for the two-day event including:

  • CJ Wallace (son of The Notorious B.I.G) his business partner Willie Mack representing “Think BIG”; social movement and company challenging people to see the positive in cannabis use.
  • Professor David Nutt – Director of Neuropharmapsychology, Imperial College London & Former Chief
  • Drugs Advisor to the UK Government
  • Bruce Linton Founder & Former Chairman & Co-CEO. Canopy Growth
  • Chris Tofu MBE (Glastonbury Festival; Shangri La)
  • Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative Party campaigner for the legalization of cannabis)
  • Steve Rolles (Senior Policy Analyst for Transform Drug Policy Foundation)
  • Todd Shapiro is a Canadian broadcaster, radio host, and media personality.

Stephen Murphy, co-founder of Prohibition Partners, says: “Artists like Kelis have been at the forefront of bringing cannabis culture into the mainstream. This event is about increasing our understanding of the plant and the widening role it is playing in society.

“Prohibition Partners LIVE is exploring all aspects of cannabis’ infusion into our daily lives, highlighting the diversity of the plant and its ability to enhance experiences including food and drink. We hope that our attendees will come away with the knowledge and drive to explore this industry without fear of the stigma that is attached.”

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