Stage Schedule

The 2023 California Cannabis Exhibit experience features a presentation stage, a large film screen, and a lounge area where expert speakers, panels, and documentary films will delve into important themes within California cannabis. 

We’re proud to present this very unique expression of cannabis at the California State Fair, and we invite you to attend for more than one day as speaker and film programming will vary over each of the three weekends. 

DateTimeTopics & Speakers
Saturday - July 151:00 to 1:45 pmCraft Cannabis: A Personal Connection with the Plant - Lindsey Renner, Marty Clein, and Mark Greyshock
2:00 to 2:45 pmUnderstanding Cannabis Business Law, Regulation, and Oversight - Khalil Ferguson, Mike Vitiello, Kathleen Finnerty, and Davina Smith
3:00 to 3:45 pmThe Role of the LGBTQ+ Community in Cannabis Reform - Amanda Reiman and Terrance Alan
5:00 - 7:00 pmOfficial Ceremony for the California State Fair Cannabis Awards
Sunday - July 161:00 to 1:45 pmTalk Terpy to Me: Terpenes 101 - Randy Reed
2:00 to 2:45 pmCan Cannabis Be Organic? OCal Certification - Aaron Keefer, Caitlin Slay, Kristopher Morgan, and Nate Ferguson
3:00 to 3:45 pmCalifornia Cannabis Equity: Boom or Bust? - Jody Johnson, Javier Hernandez, Michael Snell, and Ashtyn Gibson
4:00 to 5:15 pm FILM: Tending the Garden followed by Q & A with filmmaker Claire Weissbluth
Saturday - July 221:00 to 1:45 pm The Science of Vaping - Randy Reed
2:00 to 2:45 pmCannabis Culture Rituals of Past & Present - Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya
3:00 to 3:45 pmLegacy Cannabis Genetics: People and Their Plants, a Community-Driven Study - Genine Coleman, Dr. Eleanor Kuntz, and Dr. Rachel Giraudo
4:00 to 5:15 pm FILM: Legacy: Southern Humboldt County followed by Q & A with John Casali, Jason Gellman, and Chris Anderson
Sunday - July 2312:00 to 12:30 pm Guided Meditation w/ Swami Chaitanya
1:00 to 1:15 pmWomen, Weed, and Wellness - Opening Remarks from Mskindness B. Ramirez
1:15 to 1:45 pm The Plant as Mother - Dr. Pepper Hernandez
2:00 to 3:00 pm Moms Do Weed Podcast: Conscious Parenting & Ethical Consumption Practices - Chiah Rodriques and Patty Lanier w/ guest Mskindness B. Ramirez
3:15 to 4:00 pmUsing Cannabis Through Life's Stages - Erikka Fortenberry, Xochitl Martinez, and Keiko Beatie
4:15 to 5:00 pmThe Challenges & Benefits of Cannabis during Motherhood - Kelley Bruce, Tammy Pettigrew, Meiko Hester-Perez
5:30 to 6:15 pm Women, Weed, and Wellness Recognition Ceremony: Honoring 3 Praiseworthy Women in California Cannabis
Thursday - July 274:30 to 5:15 pmHow Veterans Treat with Trauma After the Battlefield - Bryan Buckley and Colin Wells
5:30 to 6:15 pmFront and Center: Elevating Underrepresented Veterans - Ryan Miller, Linci Comi, Amber Senter, Xochitl Martinez, and Esaia Gonzalez
6:30 to 7:15 pmBreaking the Stigma: Technology & Innovation in the Cannabis Industry - Nate Landau, Will Brophy, Ken Epstein, and Joe Snow
Saturday - July 291:00 to 1:45 pmStories from a Multi-Generational Family Farm - Phil and Melissa Crews of Mendocino Family Farm
2:00 to 2:45 pmDCC Panel: Why Buy Legal - Devin Grey, Matt Khosh, and Michael Cheng
3:00 to 3:45 pmDCC Panel: Cannabis Law Enforcement & Consumer Safety - Frank Imbrie, Jennifer Nguyen, Wilson Linares, and Erin Wonder
4:00 to 4:45 pm Beyond THC: Breeding Minor Cannabinoids - Joseph Haggard of Emerald Spirit Botanicals
Sunday - July 3012:00 to 12:45 pmAll About Cannabis Beverages - The Clever Root's Rachel Burkons in conversation with Diana Eberlein of SoRSE
1:00 to 1:45 pmCannacocktail Mixology Demo - The Clever Root’s Rachel Burkons in conversation with Manndie Tingler of CannaGram
2:00 to 2:45 pmWine & Weed: Why They're More Similar Than You Think and How to Enjoy Them - The Clever Root’s Rachel Burkons and Joyce Cenali of Sonoma Hills Farm

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