Danielle Negrin, Executive Director – San Francisco Psychedelic Society
Danielle Negrin is the Executive Director of San Francisco Psychedelic Society, on the advisory board for Project New Day, was on the founding team of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and is a Cosmic Sister recipient.Del Potter, Chief Science Officer – Hivemind Holdings
Dr. Del Potter is a medical anthropologist, an entrepreneur, and the Chief Science Officer of Aya Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical startup that develops next-gen therapeutic cannabis and psychedelic compounds.Ed Rosenthal, Author, Educator, Activist
Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer.Elise McDonough, Brand Manager, Cannabis Cookbook Author – Gem & Jane
Elise McDonough is a nineteen-year veteran of the cannabis industry and movement, with top-level experience as a brand builder, marketer, content creator, PR specialist and event coordinator. McDonough authored “The Bong Appétit Cookbook,” and the bestselling “High Times Cannabis Cookbook.”Erik Augerson, Technical Services Manager – BioAg
Erik Augerson is an expert on organic/regenerative agriculture production. He was classically trained with a B.S. in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture from Washington State University and a background in field experimental design.
Guy Rocourt, Co-Founder & President – Papa & Barkley
Guy Rocourt is the President, Co-Founder, and Chief Product Officer of Papa & Barkley, a leading California cannabis wellness company. At P&B Guy is responsible for product innovation, optimizing production practices, ensuring the company complies with rigorous testing and lab standards, and developing the product roadmap as the brand expands into different areas of the cannabis marketplace.
Ismail Ali, Acting Director of Policy & Advocacy – MAPS
As MAPS’ Acting Director of Policy and Advocacy, Ismail advocates to eliminate barriers to psychedelic therapy and research, develops and implements legal and policy strategy, and supports MAPS’ governance, non-profit, and ethics work.
Jesce Horton, CEO – LOWD
Jesce Horton is an engineer by education, an energy management and automation expert through training and a horticulturalist by passion. Horton founded LOWD, a Tier I indoor connoisseur-focused cultivation facility in metro Portland, Oregon.
Jesse Dodd, Co-Creator- Regenerative Cannabis Awards
Jesse Dodd works in the greater cannabis community building and contributing to the regenerative cannabis movement through his creation of the Regenerative Cannabis Awards at The Emerald Cup and collaborating with other exceptional farms throughout California, Oregon and abroad.
Jessica Hwang, Owner – Feeling Frosty
Jessica Hwang is the owner of Feeling Frosty, a small batch concentrates company out of Sonoma County. She utilizes only fresh frozen cannabis flowers as starting material, which in return outputs the finest cannabis extractions.
Julie Chiarello, Editor In Chief – SKUNK Magazine
As Owner and Editor-in-chief at SKUNK Magazine in empowering small businesses to succeed and giving a voice to the unseen and unheard that continue to suffer and and be torn apart by this heinous public crime. I am devoted to a green renaissance, not a green/greed rush and I am just one in the midst of millions who are banding together globally to tear the ugly plague of prohibition down, we are living bridges into the future creating healing for the people and the planet.
Katie Jeane, Healer, Botanist, Farmer, Cannabis Expert – Emerald Spirit Botanicals
Katie Jeane is a healer, botanist, mother, farmer, and former Waldorf school kindergarten teacher. She and her sons are cannabis experts and run Emerald Spirit Botanicals, a diversified farm in Northern California specializing in rare 1:1, CBD: THC cannabis strains that they have been selectively breeding for years.
Lizzy Jeff, Rap Priestess & CEO – Zen & Kush
Rap Priestess, Lizzy Jeff is a Renaissance woman and CEO of Zen & Kush. She uplifts the people through powerful lyrics, community events and highly curated live performances. She inspires the leaders and empowers the alchemists.
Luke Anderson, CEO – Cann
Luke Anderson is the Co-founder of Canna, a (highly) social cannabis company. They create products with approachable doses of THC and CBD that are actually delicious.
Mean Gene Jackson, Master Breeder & Founder – Freeborn Selections
Mean Gene with Freeborn Selections is one of the most highly regarded breeders in the cannabis scene. For over 20 years he’s built his knowledge base of the plant and spread that experience far and wide by way of his distinguished catalog of exclusive strains.
Nick Mahmood, Co-Founder & Co-Owner – Green Source Gardens
Nick Mahmood and family run Green Source Gardens, which is a legal cannabis farm in Southern Oregon.
Omar Figueroa, Attorney – Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Omar Figueroa has more than twenty two years of experience at the vanguard of California cannabis law and is widely respected as an industry expert. Omar is a Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association as well as a Director of the Cannabis Travel Association International. He is also a Founding Lifetime Member and former Director of the International Cannabis Bar Association, a Lifetime Member of the NORML Legal Committee, and recognized with the Distinguished Counsel’s Award by NORML.
Regina Unegovsky, Attorney – Regal Tax & Law Group
Regina Unegovsky is a principal in the law firm of Regal Tax & Law Group, PC. In California. Regina concentrates her practice in tax controversy, solving local, state and federal tax disputes for all types of taxpayers.
Swami Chaitanya, Founder – Swami Select
Swami Chaitanya, aka “The Swami of Pot” (Rolling Stone Magazine), is a radical classic: he started his life as an East Coast academic and now in his early seventies is a West Coast Cannabis Holy Man.
The Dank Duchess, Hashish Consultant, Cannabis Cultivator, and Public Speaker
The Dank Duchess is an international cannabis consultant, cultivator, and public speaker whose “niche is hashish.” With 18 years of cultivation experience and professional training from Hash Master Frenchy Cannoli, Duchess has dedicated her career to educating people about high quality cannabis and hashish through print, film, and social media.
Tina Gordon, Owner, Founder, Executive – Moon Made Farms
Tina Gordon is a sun grown regenerative Cannabis farmer and advocate for increased access to plant medicine produced in alignment with nature. After relocating from San Francisco to southern Humboldt County in 2007, she was awakened to the healing properties of clean air, fresh water and farm-grown food, and this transformation informed the development of her philosophical approach to farming. Cannabis cultivation has inspired her to prioritize a value system based upon living things and to pursue a holistic relationship with Cannabis. She firmly believes Cannabis and plant medicine can help mitigate ecological and human suffering. Prior to cultivating Cannabis, Tina worked as a producer, documentary filmmaker, event promoter and musician, with an emphasis on underground and alternative subcultures. In all of her creative projects, Tina has endeavored to empower the self-expression of those who are underrepresented or marginalized. She now brings that focus to building a regenerative Cannabis supply chain.
Todd McCormick, Founder – Authentic Genetics. Cancer Survivor, Longtime Cannabis Activist and Cannabis Breeder
Todd McCormick is a former cancer patient who started using cannabis in 1979 under his mother’s supervision while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Todd overcame the cancer and went on to become a lifetime advocate for medical cannabis.
Weldon Angelos, Founder – Mission Green
Weldon Angelos was serving 55 years in federal prison for three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and various charges related to marijuana trafficking. He was released on May 31, 2016, after a federal court granted him a reduction in sentence.
Whitney Beatty, Co-Founder & Owner – Josephine & Billies and Apothecarry
Whitney is the co-owner of Josephine & Billie’s, the first dispensary focused on the recreational and medicinal needs of women of color.
William Padilla Brown, Founder – Mycosymbiotics
William Padilla-Brown is a bona fide mycological influencer, with a profile steadily growing beyond the realm of fungi.
Emerald Cup Harvest Ball
at the Sonoma County Fairground, Santa Rosa, California
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11th
Emerald VIP & Super Emerald VIP: 11am – 10pm PDT
General Admission: 12pm – 10pm PDT
Marketplace Hours: 11am – 9pm PDT (VIP early entry)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 12th
Emerald VIP & Super Emerald VIP: 11am – 8pm PDT
General Admission: 12pm – 8pm PDT
Marketplace Hours: 11am – 8pm PDT (VIP early entry)
$1.00 of every ticket sold will go to Sweet Leaf Collective for Compassionate Care
Cookies – Emerald Level Sponsor of the Emerald Stage
PUFFCO – Diamond Level Sponsor for the Grace Pavilion
Humboldt Seed Company – Platinum Level Sponsor for Redwood Stage
Compound Genetics – Platinum Level Sponsor for the VIP Tent
The event is open to anyone 18 years or older with a valid photo ID. Licensed Cannabis Consumption areas are 21+, (or) 18+ with a Medical Marijuana Identification Card and valid photo ID. For all health & safety information, please visit: www.theemeraldcup.com/health-safety. Our information is updated regularly in accordance with local and state guidelines.
We are pleased to offer media interview access to our performers for select media opportunities. For access to The Emerald Cup, The Emerald Cup 2021 Award Show, The Emerald Cup Channel on Social Club TV, or to speak with founder Tim Blake, please contact: Kenneth Loo, Chapter 2 at [email protected]Follow the fun on social media at @theemeraldcup and visit www.theemeraldcup.com for programming information.
ABOUT THE EMERALD CUP:
The Emerald Cup is now the world’s premier virtual cannabis destination and iconic live event. While advancing the concept of sustainable, sun-grown farming, the 17-year old organization’s reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most-respected cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together leading experts in the cannabis industry to educate and inspire our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. The community celebration has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest organic and sun-grown, cannabis harvest as well as the finest cannabis products available. The Cup has stood as a celebration of excellence and over the years, has seen founder Tim Blake recognized as a guardian of the ever changing cannabis industry. www.theemeraldcup.com
ABOUT SOCIAL CLUB TV:
Social Club TV is the fastest growing cannabis, psychedelic and plant-wellness focused Connected TV (CTV) network in the world, installed in over 40M+ homes with free-to-watch, AVOD supported, original and exclusive content from some of the highest profile content creators. Social Club TV features 1000+ hours of movies, documentaries, docu-series & lifestyle content, with some of the biggest names in cannabis such as DNA Genetics, Berner, Jim Belushi, and B-Real/Cypress Hill. Original shows include Field Trip, HighQ, High Herstory, Beard Bros News Hour, and Social Club TV is home to the Psyched Conference, Emerald Cup Awards and Clio Cannabis Awards. Available on AppleTV, Roku, AndroidTV iOS, Google Play, Plex, Struum, Phillips, Samsung Tizen, TCL, LG, rad.live, SelectTV, and on the web at www.thesocialclub.tv.