Caelan The Cannaisseur is a writer, activist and YouTuber/Blogger dedicated to informing the public about the many uses of the Cannabis plant.
Founder of the first Alberta chapter of the International Hempology 101 society in October 2012 (retiring from directorship in 2014) Caelan has continued to rally cannabis supporters in southern Alberta by organizing 420 events and fundraisers, working in the cannabis industry and blogging about cannabis.
In his spare time In his spare time Caelan enjoys baking, gardening, listening to music, and working out. Caelan grew up a self-decribed “drama geek” and has directed 3 music videos for his partner and Canadian hip-hop artist The Eleventh Letter.
Caelan identifies as queer/ transmasculine gender non-binary and is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community. Caelan also advocates for several other causes such as animal welfare, GMO crop bans and labelling initiatives, government transparency, and plant-based holistic health.
Caelan describes The Cannaisseur’s story as an “odd one”:
“I’ve worked in the cannabis industry for about 6 years now, several of those years in headshops. With the increase in medical patients (especially senior citizens) who are new to cannabis or possibly haven’t seen a joint since the early 70’s, I get SO MANY questions about cannabis in my day-to-day life. Everything from “What is a vaporizer?” and “How do I roll a joint?” to “Why is cannabis illegal?”
There was a distinct need within my community for unbiased information on cannabis in terms everyone can understand, so The Cannaisseur channel started as a way to help educate the customers I see every day and evolved into something I hope will become much bigger.”
The vision behind The Cannaisseur is simple: The more information we make available to and understandable by the general public, the faster we can destigmatize the cannabis plant and move toward sensible drug policy on a global scale.