The Golden Tarp Brings It's A Game

Knowledge Sessions

This year has been filled with change and challenge. The regulatory and compliance process has been difficult and the forces of Nature have been huge. 2018 will be a challenging, unfamiliar year where we want our community to be prepared for the market and the concerns of the new consumer. We’ve put together sessions focused on getting you further along the regulated market and the challenges of understanding the opportunities of the new cannabis consumer.

Speaker Panel Moderator

Dominic Corva, Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy speaks at The Golden Tarp Awards

Dominic Corva, Exec.Director & Founder of Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy

This year our speaker panel will be moderated by Dr. Dominic Corva of CASP, Center for Study of Cannabis and Social Policy. Dr. Corva is a Political Geographer and Public Policy scholar. He was most recently a visiting assistant professor in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College (2009-2013), and continues to be an Affiliate Researcher for the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.

Dr. Corva’s vast understanding of cannabis and cannabis policy issues make him an excellent choice to drive the conversations into important and interesting directions.

Brain Injury and Cannabis -- A World Class Athlete Perspective

Session Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Companies Represented

Ultimate Fighting Championship
IFBB Pro League logo

sports panel session photoWe’re bringing together athletes who have competed internationally in their chosen sports to share their perspective on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and cannabis. TBIs are usually caused by a violent blow to the head, which can happen when your job is to compete in the ring or dominate on the football field. A recent study has put numbers to how cannabis helps people recover from head injuries — on this panel you’ll hear right from athletes who have seen the effects for themselves.

Speakers

Pete Williams, Former MMA fighter and Inductee to Hall of Fame
Pete Williams, Former MMA fighter and Inductee to Hall of Fame
Mikey Burnett, Former MMA Pro Fighter & Lions Den Member
Mikey Burnett, Former MMA Pro Fighter & Lions Den Member
Emeric Delczeg - Former Professional Bodybuilder, IBFF Pro
Emeric Delczeg - Former Professional Bodybuilder, IBFF Pro

Craft Cannabis Markets: From The Front Lines

Session Time: 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Companies Represented

Happy Day Farms
sunboldt grown logo
Forever Flowering Greenhouses sponsors The Golden Tarp
True Humboldt sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards

Craft Cannabis Markets PanelFarmers and distributors from across California will explore in this panel what the craft market is like for cannabis in the emerging regulated market. What will sell where? How will it get there? What will really change for farmers and consumers after January 1, 2018? Our panelists will share their experiences and their perspective as cannabis regulation enters a new era.

Speakers

Casey O'Neill, CSA Farmer at Happy Day Farms
Casey O'Neill, CSA Farmer at Happy Day Farms
Sunshine Johnston, Head Cultivator at Sunboldt Grown
Sunshine Johnston, Head Cultivator at Sunboldt Grown
Eric Brandstad, Forever Flowering Greenhouses speaks at The Golden Tarp Award
Eric Brandstad, Forever Flowering Greenhouses
Chrystal Ortiz - Operations Manager, True Humboldt
Chrystal Ortiz - Operations Manager, True Humboldt

Getting Out in Front of Testing

Session Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Companies Represented

Pure Analytics sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards
Phylos Bioscience
Biovortex vends at The Golden Tarp Awards

Cannabis TestingAre you tired of struggling to keep up with cannabis testing regulations? This panel is here to help. Find out how you can get ahead of the curve as the discussion explores the future of lab testing standards in California and the market’s need for clean cannabis on the shelves. Panelist Samantha Miller of Pure Analytics was instrumental in establishing the Golden Tarp Awards’ unique testing standards for microbial count.

Speakers

Samantha Miller, Chief Scientist at Pure Analytics speaks at The Golden Tarp Awards
Samantha Miller, Chief Scientist at Pure Analytics
Mowgli Holmes, Chief Science Officer at Phylos Bioscience
Mowgli Holmes, Chief Science Officer at Phylos Bioscience
Jesse Dodd, Creator of Bio Vortex speaks at The Golden Tarp Awards
Jesse Dodd, Creator of Bio Vortex

Cannabis Taxes in 2018 (UPDATE)

Session Time: 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Companies Represented

California Board of Equalization attends The Golden Tarp Awards
Tim Morland, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at BOE

Photo courtesy of Capitol Weekly @ http://twitter.com/Capitol_Weekly

Cannabis taxes are changing in California in 2018. Legislative Director Tim Morland will take this time to get you up to date on the upcoming tax changes, and there will be plenty of time to take questions from both the live chat and the in-house audience.

*UPDATE* Tim Morland will replace Fiona Ma on this panel

Speakers

Tim Morland, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at BOE speaks at The Golden Tarp Awards
Tim Morland, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at BOE

The Endgame is Local -- A Regulation Discussion

Session Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Companies Represented

Canaccelerate
CA NORML
law offices of omar figueroa
California Cannabis Industry Association
Humboldt County Growers Alliance sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards

regulation panelRegulation begins at home. Most cities and counties across California have banned or regulated cannabis businesses, both recreational and medicinal. Before getting a state license to operate, the first step is to meet your local district’s expectations. This panel will explore how you can get engaged to make regulations better in your area, how to work with local and state agencies, and what changes are likely to come.

Speakers

Jackie McGowan, Principal Consultant at Canaccelerate
Jackie McGowan, Principal Consultant at Canaccelerate
Dale Geringer, Director - California NORML
Dale Geringer, Director - California NORML
Omar Figueroa, Esq
Omar Figueroa, Esq Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director of California Cannabis Industry Association
Lindsay Robinson, Executive Director of California Cannabis Industry Association
Terra Carver - Executive Director, Humboldt County Growers Alliance
Terra Carver - Executive Director, Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA)

The Golden Tarp Awards Ceremony

Session Time: 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Companies Represented

The Ganjier
Wonderland Nursery Clone Dispensary
Pure Analytics sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards

Dookie Brothers win the 2016 Golden Tarp Award for their Zkittlez entrySince the very beginning, our event has been built upon being able to showcase incredible light dep farmers who were ahead of the game in their cultivation approaches and their understanding of the markets. It allows for a wide diversity of cannabis strains entered which have become customized to their regions over years of cultivation. This specialized cannabis is then showcased alongside some of the best versions of highly in-demand varietals today, all contributing to an incredible judging event!

Watch live both IN PERSON or on the LIVE FEED to see who won and what their test results were, which were provided by our Testing Lab partner Pure Analytics!

Official Announcer/Master of Ceremonies

Kevin Jodrey, Head Cultivator of Wonderland Nursery and Founder of The Ganjier
Kevin Jodrey, Head Cultivator of Wonderland Nursery and Founder of The Ganjier