The wildly successful Yerba Buena Community Benefit District’s Arts and Dialogue series gets stoney on Thursday with a panel discussion devoted to the business of growing cannabis in San Francisco. What are the perks? The drawbacks? The legalities? The impending legislative reform? And more.

The panel discussion will be led by SF Appeal editor/founder Eve Batey who will moderate an intriguing discussion with Heather Donahue, (contributor to Los Angeles Magazine, The Huffington Post, Rodale and author of Growgirl: The Blossoming of an Unlikely Outlaw) and Chris Roberts (contributor to SF Appeal, SF Examiner, SF Weekly, and San Francisco Magazine), Stephanie Tucker (spokesperson for SF's Medical Marijuana Task Force, and Matthew J. Cote (co-creator of iStrainGuide, LivingCannabis, and the PhytoFund.

Fun fact: Heather Donahue, for those who don't know, was the girl in The Blair Witch Project with the iconically runny nose. Remember her? Of course you do. (We often wonder if she and her BWP cohorts enjoy the Paranormal Activity franchise.)

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What: Growing Pains: The Business of Cannabis in San Francisco
When: Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: SPUR: 654 Mission (between 3rd & 2nds, on the 2nd floor)
Cost: FREE