Annie MacEachern, graduate of the Public Relations Program at Mount Saint Vincent University, is a freelance communications consultant and an advocate for public education on the safe use and regulation of cannabis in her home province of PEI.In an effort to help educate the local Island community on cannabis, Annie organized two information sessions that garnered a significant amount of media attention from local and national news outlets. Following that success, she was then invited to moderate MP Sean Casey’s town hall on the legalization and regulation of cannabis. Annie shares her personal experience as a medical cannabis patient, using her social media expertise to help de-stigmatize and normalize its use. Outside of the cannabis realm, Annie recently acted as the social media and outreach coordinator for PEI Fest the first annual Prince Edward Island Film, Food & Ideas Festival, Art in the Open, and Flotilla Atlantic (a Contemporary Art Conference). Regardless of the topic, Annie has shown her ability to mobilize and educate the local community and extend that reach beyond her small province. Make sure to follow Annie’s journey through her Instagram @_canniebis or Twitter @MissCanniebis.