Cooper’s passion for educating the public on the medicinal benefits of cannabis led him to founding Coops Roots, an organization which works with local charities and communities, raising awareness about cannabis with the goal to change public perception of cannabis for the better.
One of the greatest issues facing the legalisation effort in the UK is the lack of access and awareness offered to members of the public who do not already support medical cannabis.
Often cannabis activists will find themselves at an event surrounded by people who already agree with the argument to legalise.
Cooper hopes his event will be able to transcend this obstacle:
“I think due to the sudden influx of medical cannabis-based news stories in the mainstream news, not to mention the research coming from other countries, a lot of people are becoming more curious about Cannabis.
“However, it is still seen as a taboo subject, despite its incredible health benefits, due to its illegality.
“I hope that people will attend with an open mind and join me in re-discovering our history alongside the medicinal use of the Cannabis plant.
“Public perception of cannabis has been buried under years of propaganda and lies used by the UK government, who, by-the-way, grew 95,000 kilograms of medicinal Cannabis last year.
“The UK government still claims that Cannabis has no medicinal value, it is hypocrisy and it is so very wrong that so many people in the UK who could benefit from Cannabis based medicines do not have access.”
“Rolling Stoned” will be held at Leaf in Manchester.
Tickets for “Rolling Stoned,” can be bought from Funzing’s website for just £12.
We will be attending the event, if you have a story you’d like to share on the night to help raise awareness of medical cannabis, please feel free to message us.