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.

Brain Injury and Cannabis -- A World Class Athlete Perspective

Session Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Companies Represented

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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

Craft Cannabis Markets: From The Front Lines

Session Time: 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Companies Represented

Happy Day Farms
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Forever Flowering Greenhouses sponsors The Golden Tarp
flow kana sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards by The Ganjier
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
michael steinmetz, Founder of Flow Kana
Michael Steinmetz, Founder of Flow Kana
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
Soilscape Solutions sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards
Phylos Bioscience

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
Samuel Deyton, Co-Founder of Soilscape Solutions and Certified Master Soil Consultant
Samuel Deyton, Co-Founder of Soilscape Solutions and Certified Master Soil Consultant
Mowgli Holmes, Chief Science Officer at Phylos Bioscience
Mowgli Holmes, Chief Science Officer at Phylos Bioscience

Fiona Ma Panel

Session Time: 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Companies Represented

California Board of Equalization attends The Golden Tarp Awards
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Photo courtesy of http://fionama.com

Information is coming soon. Please check back for Fiona Ma’s session details.

Speakers

Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of California State Board of Equalization speaks at The Golden Tarp Awards
Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of California State Board of Equalization

The Endgame is Local -- A Regulation Discussion

Session Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Companies Represented

Canaccelerate
CA NORML
law offices of omar figueroa

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

The Golden Tarp Awards Ceremony

Session Time: 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Companies Represented

The Ganjier
Wonderland Nursery Clone Dispensary

Dookie Brothers win the 2016 Golden Tarp Award for their Zkittlez entryWe’re both adults. I can’t pretend I don’t know that person is you. I want there to be no confusion. I know I owe you my life. And more than that, I respect the strategy. In your position, I would have done the same. One issue, which troubles me, I don’t know what happens when our three-month contract ends. You know why I do this. I want security for my family.

No speeches. Short speech. You lost your partner today. What’s his name – Emilio? Emilio is going to prison. The DEA took all your money, your lab. You got nothing. Square one. But you know the business and I know the chemistry. I’m thinking… maybe you and I could partner up.

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