Purpose of The Cannabis Village at EarthFair
The purpose of The Cannabis Village at EarthFair is to help bring cannabis consciousness to our own industry, the environmental movement and society at large. By bringing the cannabis/hemp industry together, we hope to unify our economic and social power to benefit society to support great events like EarthFair. We want to show the many uses of nature's most useful plant. The goal is for everyone to know that this plant is humanity's best opportunity to make our planet more habitable, healthy, and sustainable for the future.
65+ booths from the cannabis community, representing hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs in our local community.
Exhibition of the hemp plant’s many uses - 3 great examples of hemp companies in the Cannabis Village at Earthday 2018
1) Hemp Homes - Hemp Tech Global
From residential to industrial building, Hemp + Lime + H2o mixed together make Fireproof, Moldproof, Termite-Proof, super-insulating, breathable, alkaline and energy efficient homes. And the price to build with hemp is around the same as traditional construction methods with the added benefits of living in a healthier environment. The world's first tiny hemp house on a trailer will be on display in the village again this year.
2) Hemp Plastic - Sana Packaging
3) Hemp textiles/housing - Hemp Teepees by 1NationEarth.com — Made of 100% raw hemp.
1st Music Act
Iron Sage Wood
10:45 - 11:25 am
2nd Music Act
12:00 - 12:30 pm
3rd Music Act
1:20 - 2:05 pm
Surprise World famous Music Act
3:00 - 4:20pm
Dolores Huerta & her son Ricardo Chavez
2:15 - 2:30pm
Iconic civil rights leader and labor organizer! http://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta/
Recently featured in the film about her life, https://www.doloresthemovie.com/
Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí, se puede". Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on May 29, 2012. From the advice of her son, she is using CBD for therapeutic relief.
Dolores's son, Ricardo Chavez, Nephew of Cesar Chavez, is a hemp advocate. He is a member of The Industrial Hemp Association with his company Recycle Pack.
Candidate for San Diego County District Attorney - 2:05 - 2:15 pm
The most important election of 2018 for San Diego is the race between the old guard, cannabis repressive regime of Bonnie Dumanis' hand picked inheritor Summer Stephan versus the new era cannabis and human rights champion, Genevieve Jones-Wright.
An article published by Cannabis Village Sponsor, San Diego Culture Magazine, read, "There is hope on the horizon for the citizens of San Diego who are concerned that Stephan will follow in Dumanis’ footsteps in regards to prosecuting cannabis offenses. Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a native San Diegan and Deputy Public Defender for the County of San Diego since 2006, has announced her intention to run for District Attorney. Jones-Wright shared her support for cannabis businesses in San Diego with CULTURE. “I believe that San Diego has a unique opportunity to increase tourism, job opportunities and revenue by becoming cannabis-friendly,” Jones-Wright said. “Cannabis tourism is a real and lucrative industry, and San Diego should take part in it. It is also important to me that we save law enforcement resources and taxpayer money by not wasting time and energy raiding and prosecuting legally operating cannabis businesses.”
EnviroTextiles LLC, 1-1:20pm
This year we will have a fashion show featuring Southern California's top hemp clothes companies, Hemp Zoo and Vital Hemp, presented by one of the hemp industry's top textile leaders, Summer Star of EnviroTextiles.
Ed Rosenthal - cannabis expert and author - 12:50 - 1:00 pm
ED ROSENTHAL THE GURU OF GANJA® A founder of High Times Magazine and author of the long-running "Ask Ed" column, Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on marijuana. In his more than 40 years as the “Guru of Ganja,” he has written or edited more than a dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy that cumulatively have sold more than one million copies.
David Myers - Candidate, County of San Diego Sheriff - 12:45 - 12:50 pm
David Myers has been in law enforcement for 35 years, with 33 years at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He states on his election website;
"The Sheriff has devoted more effort to fighting cannabis (marijuana) than to opioids or methamphetamines. As Sheriff, I will: End department efforts to lobby for cannabis bans. The Sheriff has pushed the Board of Supervisors to ban cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes where they have jurisdiction. This is in spite of Prop 64 being approved by 57% of voters."
Nathan Fletcher - Candidate for County Board of Supervisors D4 - 12:40 - 12:45 pm
Christopher Boucher - Hemp pioneer, businessman, and Farmer - 12:30 - 12:40 am
CEO at Farmtiva California Hemp CBD Farms https://www.farmtiva.com/
Christopher Boucher became the first person in USA in over 50 years to grow Industrial Hemp in 1994 at the USDA research station in Brawley CA. He is founder of the Hemp Industries Association (H.I.A) 1992. Boucher co wrote the first California and Colorado Industrial Hemp Legislation Act of 1995, now the boilerplate for most State legislation regarding industrial hemp laws in USA. Founder of Hempstead Company and Richmond Nature USA, Christopher Boucher is known internationally as a leader in the industrial hemp industry. Mr. Boucher directed the overall development of hemp marketing and manufacturing of world-class hemp products starting in 1991. He has spent decades working in the industrial hemp industry, traveling and studying the international hemp factories while working with farmers in other countries such as China, Poland, South Korea and Hungary. The company experiences ranges from hemp seed, oils to hemp clothing and hemp merchandise for the music industry. Groups like the Beatles Anthology, Dave Mathews Band, Converse Shoe, Bob Marley merchandise and the Walt Disney Stores all had products made by Hempstead’s. Considering the other relationships with environmental organizations like Turner Foundation, Bob Marley Foundation and Rain Forrest Action Network. Mr. Boucher is credited as a true American pioneer of the modern USA hemp industry, and especially the exploding CBD industry.
He was VP of operations and product development for CannaVest Corp and US Hemp Oil , based in San Diego CA. He helped coordinate Industrial Hemp growing trials in Kentucky in partnership with Murray State University, KDA Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Growing Warriors and Eastern UK University.
Kyle Turley - San Diego Hall of Fame, SDSU Aztec, former NFL All-Pro lineman & cannabinoid company owner and advocate - 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Kyle will be speaking about the power of cannabis and entertaining the Cannabis Village with his music. Kyle is a Longtime advocate for the medicinal and healing properties of cannabis and developed the Neuro XPF in furtherance of this advocacy. Diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) due to the 100-plus concussions he received during the 10 years he played as an NFL offensive lineman, Kyle Turley struggled with pharmaceutical addiction, violent thoughts, and suicidal tendencies — until he started taking medical marijuana. “It saved my life,” he says. “I wouldn’t be where I am today, I would not have my family, my kids, my house, everything I have right now, if not for cannabis.” To help save other lives, Turley founded the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition to use his story and those of other players to advance the idea of marijuana as a valid medicine for neurological conditions and other athletic injuries. “This plant has to be set free,” he says. “We have people committing suicide in football and other sports. How far do we have to go?”
Knowing the value of the plant and the hurdles that the government and big pharma has placed with regard to access to marijuana, Kyle has created Neuro XPF, a lab tested, federal guideline compliant, THC-Free, CBD (Hemp derived) cannabis supplement focused on Bioavailability. CBD (cannabidiol) has shown in studies to have neuro-protective and anti-oxidative properties that could address a myriad of maladies facing our Military and NFL Veterans while supporting the general health and well being of all aged athletes.
Kyle is also a national touring musician, who plays like he played football and advocates for cannabis - passionately.
Rick Trojan & The Hemp Road Trip, Hemp Farmer & Industry leader - 11:40 - 11:50 pm
Rick Trojan is an activist, advocate, business owner, student & advisor to several cannabis companies on both the high & low THC sides of the plant. In an effort to educate the public and lobby to change legislation, Rick created the Hemp Road Trip and toured the USA on four nationwide tours. He has visited 48 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Europe, South America and Asia, speaking with CEOs, Educators, and Researchers along the way.
Rick is active in many industry leading organizations: Vice President of Hemp Industries Association (National), Vice President of the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation, Board member of Vote Hemp lobbying organization, board member of Colorado Hemp Industries Association (State), board member of the Intertribal Hemp Cooperative & business advisor to the National Hemp Association.
Rick takes his passion, extensive business experience, and global Cannabis network worldwide this year while visiting 4 continents in a quest for the education and liberation of Cannabis.
Chris Conrad - Cannabis Pioneer & Expert - Lead advocate on California's Prop 64 - 11:30 - 11:40 am
Chris Conrad has been a mentor to the cannabis industry for decades. He founded the Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp, the Family Council on Drug Awareness and the American Hemp Council in 1989. He is author of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993), Hemp for Health (1997), co-author of Shattered Lives: Portraits From America’s Drug War (1998) and Human Rights and the U.S. Drug War (2001), author of Nostradamus and the Attack on New York (2002), Cannabis Yields and Dosage (2005, revised 2015) and The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry (2015). He also designed, edited and did extensive writing for Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes (1990).
Doug Fine - hemp farmer and best selling author - 10:30 - 10:45 am
Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, solar-powered goat herder and bestselling author of Farewell, My Subaru, Too High to Fail, and, most recently, Hemp Bound, which provides a model for a locavore, post-prohibition hemp economy. Doug has been a tireless supporter of the re-emerging industrial hemp industry and is to speak about the Regenerative Cannabis/Hemp Future.
In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy—Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative.
ACP President Chris Siegal & ACP Director Dallin Young 10:20 -10:30 am
Christopher Siegel is President of The Association of Cannabis Professionals. His past professional experience includes the operations management of a multilevel cannabis company. He held three licenses in the state of Colorado, the world's first for-profit cannabis market. These licenses encompass retail, cultivation and manufacturing.
Originally from Sacramento, Dallin Young moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Young began his career in politics as a consultant during the 2012 election cycle and has since worked on over 30 campaigns throughout the state including some of the largest, most expensive, and closely watched races in the San Diego County area. In 2015, he was hired on as Chief of Staff for Grassroots Resources, one of the top political campaign firms in San Diego County.
San Diego based musician and Event Marketing Coordinator with Dr. Bronner's magic Soaps:
Dion Markgraaff - Founder of CV, Vice President of Hemp Technologies & Abner Nevarez Stage Manager 10:05 - 10:20 am
Dion Markgraaf, an ACP Board member, has been in the cannabis movement since 1991. In 1993, Mr. Markgraaff opened Europe’s first hemp store Cannabis in Amsterdam. At the same time that year he hosted the modern world’s first Global Hemp Business Convention and Fashion Show, while starting the first real “High Times Cannabis Cup” in Amsterdam. In addition, he founded The Cannabis College in Amsterdam, published news, help produce documentaries, and more.
In 1997, Mr. Markgraaff organized the first medical cannabis group (club/dispensary) in San Diego, CA. In 2002, he founded, San Diego Americans for Safe Access. From 2007-2010, he founded, co-owned and served as editor of NUG Magazine, a monthly free publication out of San Diego. He worked for General Hemp for 3 years opening the world to CBD use. Helped open up Mexico to cannabinoids and recently helped change their laws to be more progressive towards cannabis.
Markgraaff now works in hemp construction with Hemp Tech Global, who are exhibiting at the Cannabis Village.
He is the founder and owner of The Cannabis Village at EarthFair.