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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE EMERALD CUP ANNOUNCES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES PANEL

FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH AT THE SC LABS STAGE AT 1:15PM PT

SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE JIM WOOD, FIONA MA, LORI AJAX, BRIAN LEHAY AND JOHN NORES

Santa Rosa (CA) (November 22, 2016) – The Emerald Cup, the premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition, brings qualified panelists together to address California’s regulatory policies pertaining to cannabis. The Government Agencies’ panel will be moderated by Jamie Kerr of Roots Consulting, who have been tirelessly working to bridge the gap between canna-businesses and governments, communities, and other industries.

With a booming industry and changing regulation, this panel will provide a clear picture of the current regulatory climate, not only for the end-consumer, but also the cultivators and workers within the industry as well as considerations for California’s awe-inspiring environment. The panel is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th at the SC Labs Stage at The Emerald Cup from 1:15-2:30 PM.

Sitting in with moderator Jamie Kerr will be Jim Wood, current representative in the California State Assembly. Wood has enjoyed a successful political career and, within the past year alone, has authored nine bills into law, including the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act (AB 243) which serves as the environmental cornerstone in California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of the California Board of Equalization. As a Certified Public Tax Accountant, Ma understands the ins and outs of the challenges business and taxpayers face today.

Also adding their credentials to this knowledgeable cast is Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Ajax has decades of experience in alcoholic beverage regulation and criminal justice. Current Director of California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, Brian Lehay, will be part of the discussion as well. Mr. Lehay has years of farming expertise under his belt and has been pioneering organic and biodiversity farming in California since 1980. Capping off the list of panelists will be John Nores from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

From experts in the fields, to seasoned political veterans, The Emerald Cup is primed to give cannabis enthusiasts the knowledge they need. The Emerald Cup is a two-day conference, festival and competition taking place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on December 10th and 11th, 2016. For more information about the panels and speakers as they are rolled out, please check out the website at http://theemeraldcup.com.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 13th Annual Emerald Cup

Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Sunday December 11, 2016

Time: Doors at 11am PT

Venue: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Address: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Admission: Varies // Advance ticket prices: $70 (single day), $120 (weekend) , $300 (Emerald Cup Xperience)

Purchase Link: https://emeraldcup2016.eventbrite.com

Age restrictions: 18+, 215 Area is 21+

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About The Emerald Cup

The Emerald Cup, founded by Tim Blake in 2003, is California’s premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition for growing and breeding.  What started as a small passionate 200-person event at Blake’s Area 101 property has blossomed into today’s most prestigious organic cannabis competition that Rolling Stone states, “the Emerald Cup honors the best strains of marijuana of the year.”  The two-day event sees over 20,000 attendees partake in industry leading panels, interact with innovative vendors, while immersing themselves in a carefully curated musical experience.

2016 Full Artist Lineup:

  • Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  • Dirty Heads
  • Stick Figure
  • Tribal Seeds
  • California Honeydrops
  • Kabaka Pyramid
  • HIRIE
  • Raging Fyah
  • Nattali Rize
  • Vokab Kompany
  • Thrive
  • Arden Park Roots

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For Immediate Release

THE EMERALD CUP ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF PANELS AND SPEAKERS

KEY PANELS TO INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS ON CA PROP 64, IMPORTANCE OF TERPENES, REGENERATIVE FARMING, MAPPING THE CANNABIS GENOME AND MORE!

Santa Rosa (CA) (November 10, 2016) – The Emerald Cup is the premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition. Every year thousands of event attendees gather at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds to learn about new cannabis techniques, technologies and hear from thought leaders in the cannabis community. This year, the panels will include subjects ranging from California’s Proposition 64, regenerative farming, to the importance of terpenes. This is the first round of announcement for the panel portion of the event.

With California’s Proposition 64 vote on the November ballots, growers and farmers alike will want to understand how to navigate a post Prop 64 landscape. Topics will include: “County Organizations Making a Difference,” “AUMA and MCRSA”, and a panel with key government agencies to discuss compliancy for growers. Panel speakers will include, Tim Blake, grower, activist and founder of The Emerald Cup; Amanda Reiman of Drug Policy Alliance; Hezekiah Allen from California Growers Association; and many more to be announced soon.  [Read More]

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 THE EMERALD CUP  XPERIENCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FESTIVAL LINE UP INCLUDES HEADLINERS INCLUDE DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY, DIRTY HEADS, STICK FIGURE, TRIBAL SEEDS AND MORE!

Santa Rosa, CA – The 13th annual Emerald Cup proudly announces The Emerald Cup Xperience tickets on sale now. Tickets include access to two Xperience lounges, in and out privileges, meet and greet with some of the artists, admission to Friday pre-party, swag bag, and VIP 215 wristband station access! For more information, and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-emerald-cup-2016-tickets-25420681944.

The Emerald Cup full artist lineup is produced by Ineffable Music Group and will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA on December 10-11, 2016. This year’s impressive lineup combines the best talent from the progressive reggae community with Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, and Dirty Heads alongside Jamaican reggae torchbearers Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Kabaka Pyramid, Raging Fyah, and more.  Full artist lineup is listed below. This event is for ages 18+, ticket prices vary visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-emerald-cup-2016-tickets-25420681944. [Read More]

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE 13TH ANNUAL EMERALD CUP ANNOUNCES FULL ARTIST LINEUP

HAPPENING AT THE SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON DECEMBER 10-11, 2016

HEADLINERS INCLUDE DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY, DIRTY HEADS, STICK FIGURE, TRIBAL SEEDS AND MORE!

Santa Rosa, CA (August 17, 2016) – The 13th annual Emerald Cup proudly announces its full artist lineup produced by Ineffable Music Group. The Emerald Cup will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA from December 10-11, 2016. This year’s impressive lineup combines the best talent from the progressive reggae community with Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, and Dirty Heads alongside Jamaican reggae torchbearers Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Kabaka Pyramid, Raging Fyah, and more. Full artist lineup is listed below.

The Emerald Cup, founded by Tim Blake in 2003, is California’s premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition for growing and breeding. What started as a small passionate 200-person event at Blake’s Area 101 property has blossomed into today’s most prestigious organic cannabis competition which Rolling Stone states, “the Emerald Cup honors the best strains of marijuana of the year.” The two-day event sees over 20,000 attendees partake in industry leading panels, interact with innovative vendors, while immersing themselves in a carefully curated musical experience.

Co-producer Taylor Blake enthusiastically states, “The Emerald Cup has always had a strong musical element to it, and with Dan Sheehan of Ineffable Music Group booking it the past few years, we’ve seen the event and experience reach a whole new level. Not all genres and styles fit our vibe, but Sheehan manages to curate a fluid lineup year after year, with 2016 being the most exciting to date.” [Read More]


 

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