The Emerald Cup 2016
to Dec 11

The Emerald Cup 2016

“The Emerald Cup is one gathering that all cannabis enthusiasts should plan to attend…It is obvious why cannabis enthusiasts return to The Emerald Cup year after year. It was an experience like no other…” – Vegas Cannabis Magazine

The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

Rolling Stone called it “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry,” other accolades include; “epic marijuana festival in Wine Country” – SF Gate, Smell The Truth, “best weed fest in the West-or any other direction” – North Bay Bohemian, “refreshing…Home To Top-shelf…Everything” – Medical Jane.

From its small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, The Emerald Cup has proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.” The Emerald Cup has transformed into not only a competition of the best-grown organic, outdoor cannabis, but just as importantly, into an international educational forum for the most up to date issues in cannabis culture.

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EBX The Cannabis Decision Panel
6:00 PM18:00

EBX The Cannabis Decision Panel

  • 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
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The East Bay Express presents a very important discussion of the legalization of adult-use marijuana in California. A panel of experts explores legalization and the finer details of Prop. 64. Light snacks from Cancun, drinks from Trumer Pils, and lively discussion afterward.

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

6:00-7:30: Express moderated discussion
7:30-9:00: Mingle with panelists and industry experts
$15 advance | $20 door

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1:00 PM13:00

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation: Oakland Meeting


The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and the Office of Medical Cannabis Safety are coming to the city of Oakland to hold a pre-regulatory stakeholder meeting. This event is to solicit input from stakeholders on medical cannabis regulations under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). All members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate.

Meetings will include an overview of medical cannabis regulation, breakout discussions on licensing five of the MCRSA license types (i.e. dispensaries, distributors, manufacturers, testing laboratories, and transporters), and time to provide input. Space is limited at each venue.

The event schedule for the day will be as follows:
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.               Opening remarks and overview of BMCR and OMCS
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.               Discussions of general licensing requirements
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.               Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.               Break-out discussions by license type
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.               Opportunity for stakeholders to provide comments

Please sign up for your general admission ticket in accordance with the breakout session you would like to participate in for the event.
Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT) 
Elihu M. Harris Building - Auditorium - 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612


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State of Marijuana 2016 Conference
to Sep 27

State of Marijuana 2016 Conference

  • Queen Mary Brittania Salon & Deck (map)
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The State of Marijuana is a landmark event in Southern California that gathers influential entrepreneurs, advocates, investors and government officials across multiple focused panel discussions and business workshops. In 2015, we assembled an all star panel discussion with the authors of the MMRSA and the regulators that will expand the law into thousands of pages of regulations.

As the legal cannabis market continues to grow in all sectors across the nation, the burning discussions in and for California remains hot.

Returning for a third year, The State of Marijuana will once again bring together the major players in the cannabis political environment and the billion-dollar business.  This event will provide exclusive networking and key insights into regulatory and legal issues, medical marijuana research, business strategies, and new technologies innovating the industry.

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12:00 PM12:00

Prop 64 Advocacy Webinar

Prop 64 - Advocacy Webinar - RSVP to receive webinar link! Click here for more info!

Ready to get involved in the campaign to legalize in California? Join us for this advocacy workshop where you can learn about the initiative and how you can help support the campaign locally. The webinar will include an overview of the initiative, messaging strategies, and other voter outreach efforts. It will be live and interactive with discussion and Q&A. Attendees will gain tools to build support and get out the vote for Prop 64. After the workshop, attendees can request to be on the campaign's official speakers bureau to do outreach at local community events. 

This is your opportunity to join in the campaign of a lifetime!

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Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission Meeting
6:30 PM18:30

Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission Meeting

On the third Thursday of every month, Oakland's Cannabis Regulatory Commission meets at City Hall to discuss the progress of the city's medical marijuana regulations. It's a great opportunity to hear about the topics affecting the Oakland cannabis industry today... as well as share your voice! Help shape the future of cannabis by getting active right here in Oakland.

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7:00 PM19:00

Cal NORML Meeting

Cal NORML Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 8th at 7 PM
at Gateway Incubator
330 2nd St. Oakland
(near Jack London square)

Free to Cal NORML members,
$10 suggested donation for others.
Please write if you are unsure of
your membership status.

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4:00 PM16:00

East Bay Cannabis Community Meetup

The East Bay Cannabis Community First Fridays meetup is the place to be...

Every First Friday, the East Bay Cannabis Community gets together for a potluck smoke-out on the shores of Lake Merritt. Join us under the big tree across from Pine Knoll Park in Oakland!

People start gathering around 4pm and the party lasts until sunset. It can be a bit difficult to find the first time, so here's a map of the exact location (click for Google Maps):

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10:00 AM10:00

Senate Appropriations Hearing on AB 2243 & Five Other Medical Cannabis Bills (Sacramento)

10:00 AM in room 4203 in the State Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento. The committee will vote on AB 2243 (Wood), imposes a new tax on medical cannabis distributors. Cal NORML opposes the bill. Take Action! 

Five other medical cannabis bills will be heard on the same day: 

  • AB 567 (Gipson) will create a tax amnesty program for medical cannabis businesses and organizations. 

  • AB 1575 (Bonta) is a clean-up bill for MMRSA. 

  • AB 2385 (Jones-Sawyer) allows Los Angeles dispensaries qualified under Measure D to obtain state licenses. 

  • AB 2516 (Wood) creates a new "cottage cultivator" license under the MMRSA. 

  • AB 2679 (Cooley) expands the reporting requirements and research rules under MMRSA. 

You may testify in person or send comments to committee members beforeJuly 26:

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10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Terpestival!

This year’s Terpestival™ is the second annual celebration and exploration of cannabis terpenes! The Terpestival staff is excited to have the world renowned cannabis historian Dr. Ethan Russo as the keynote speaker. He will be a part of the day’s education, which includes panels examining how terpenes intersect with product making, farming, marketing, and wellness. Exhibitors at the event are encouraged to demonstrate their dedication to social responsibility, environmental protection, and economic sustainability. Find out more about the event here:

Until June 8, we are calling for farmers to bring out the best in their flowers and solventless. Entries into the Terpene Tournament will be analyzed by our Official Isoprene Lab Sponsor SC Labs as well as a panel of judges. Find out more about the competition here:

Proceeds from Terpestival™ go to support the nonprofits Project CBD and the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy - CASP to support their ongoing efforts to provide education on the benefits of cannabis as an herbal medicine.

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to Jul 9

Mendocino Cannabis Country Fair

Imagine yourself under the cooling shade of old-growth Black Oak trees, enjoying world-class music, great food, stimulating workshops and enlivened panel discussions.
Stroll through lanes filled with vendors and non-profit organizations, artisans and craftspeople, cannabis activists, hemp-produced items and so much more.

You enter the Northern California Collective and Cooperative area- where some of the world’s most renowned medical cannabis products are available to you. Sit back, relax and medicate!


Cannabis Sustainability, Safety, Community, Culture and Education
Shopping, Camping, Films, Food Court and Campfire Sing along.
Rock and Roll, Blues, Reggae and Texas swing.

Co Hosts: Sherry Glaser and Ngaio Bealum

Bands: Roy rogers and the Delta Rythm Kings with Special Guest Carlos Reyes, Rootz Underground, Jon Nicholson, Richie Blue, The Pulsators, Jr Toots, Charlie Crocket, Some of the Truest, The Real Sarahs, Mendo Dope and The Round Valley Feather Dancers.

More information on the Cannabis Country Fair...

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to Jun 22

NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

  • Oakland Marriott City Center (map)
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Make Your Voice Heard: The ONLY national event where you will have an opportunity to meet with policy makers and influencers as they converge with the leading trade association shaping the cannabis economy.

Network with 3,000 of your peers: including growers, dispensaries and infused product manufacturers

Your exposure: to the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers all in one place

Gain knowledge: 30+ sessions with over 75 speakers to bring you up to speed on the rapid changes of your industry

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4:00 PM16:00

East Bay Canna Community First Fridays Meetup

Photo of last month's East Bay Canna Community First Fridays meetup.

On June 3, 2016, the East Bay Canna Community First Friday Meetup will be celebrating its one year anniversary. Come meet other cannabis professionals across from Pine Knoll Park on the shores of Lake Merritt! Group meets the first Friday of every month. 

Read the East Bay Canna Community Newletter...

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