As we return from holiday celebrations with friends and family and kick off 2019, let’s take a moment to help families and communities affected by the recent fires.
The Malibu Foundation, Future Cannabis Project, Emerald Exchange, California Cannabis Manufacturers Association, UCLA Canna Club, and AWA OASIA are organizing a fundraiser on Friday, February 15th in downtown LA, from 12pm to 1am. Proceeds from the event will go directly to The Malibu Foundation, which is working to assist in recovery for victims of the Woolsey Fire.
Doors open at 12pm for general admission ticket holders. Afternoon activities include Yoga classes, massage therapists, musical performances and panel discussions. Evening activities include a chef dinner for those who purchase dinner tickets followed by a party with DJs for all ticket holders.
The Chef Dinner begins at 7. Throughout the dinner, a few people who have lost their homes will share their stories with attendees and update us on how we can continue to help, with time, money or support.
Doors open at 12pm for general admission ticket holders. The day kicks off with cannabis industry panel discussions. The health and wellness track, organized by CHAKRAS, will feature yoga classes, sound healing and massage therapy.
THE CALIFORNIA INVESTMENT AND M&A LANDSCAPE – 1pm
Robert Hunt, Principal Consultant, Shingle Hill
Brent Cox, Managing Partner, The Inception Companies
Jay Purcell, M&A Attorney, Clark Neubert LLP
HEMP – THE CALIFORNIA OPPORTUNITY – 2pm Matt McClain, Founder, Recreator Hemp Apparel
James Eichner, Co-Founder & CSO, Sana Packaging
Eva Silva, Producer, Hempsters Plant the Seed and Media Director, BudTrader
Ron Alcalay, Founder & CEO, Vital Hemp
Linnea Beedy, Founder & President, Klona
CANNABIS LEGENDS: A CONVERSATION WITH MEL FRANK – 3pm Mel Frank, Author, Marijuana Grower’s Guide
Kyle Castanon, Founder & Grower, Palomar Craft Cannabis
CALIFORNIA CANNABIS REGULATIONS UPDATE – 4pm
Juli Crockett, Director of Compliance, MMLG
Pam Epstein, CEO, Green Wise Companies
Brett Hartmann-Payan, Compliance Leader, Dosist
WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTION – 5pm
Guy Rocourt, Co-founder & Extraction Artist, Papa & Barkley
We then move into the evening. A team of chefs will cook a 4 course plated dinner for those who purchase dinner tickets, movie screenings for those who don’t, followed by music / dj / party ’til closing.
Food trucks will be available for snacks and meals for those who purchase general admissions tickets but not dinner tickets.
This is the beginning of a series of fundraisers for various causes to show the public, elected officials, and media that the cannabis industry is a positive participant in local communities throughout California. Cannabis Cares.