Co-Founder, Fiddler’s Greens and High Tide Distribution
Cameron is co-founder of Fiddler’s Greens and High Tide Distribution and is a founding member of the Hessel Farmer’s Grange (the first grange hall to actively support cannabis operators). He has been a cannabis advocate, educator, and activist for over 30 years, and has deep knowledge of cannabis history, cannabis as medicine, and sustainable cultivation techniques. Cameron and his wife Shannon began cultivating cannabis for their small collective over a decade ago in Northern California, and they were one of the first farms to grow CBD-dominant cannabis strains which have gone primarily to medical patients in the form of tinctures and topicals. Fiddler’s Greens has won 4 Emerald Cups, multiple WeedCon Awards, and took 1st Place in the 2018 Grow-Off competition. In 2017, Fiddler’s Greens received the first cultivation permit in Sonoma County, and in 2018 Cameron and Shannon launched High Tide Distribution to elevate and support other craft cannabis operators.
Get to know Cameron
Q: What excites you about cannabis being added to the annual competitions at the California State Fair?
A: I grew up in a rural community where my family was active in 4H and rodeo, so events like the state fair are near and dear to my heart. It is exciting to see cannabis, a plant with so many benefits, is being recognized as a part of agriculture and that the state of California is continuing to move the needle towards normalizing this plant.
Q: What do you think makes the California cannabis landscape/industry unique?
A: The roots of the cannabis culture in California run deep. Farmers have been developing their land and techniques for generations, breeding genetics that thrive in their particular microclimate, and producing world-renown cannabis.
Q: What’s ONE thing you wish more people knew about cannabis?
A: Cannabis is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. It has been used for food, fiber, fuel, medicine, and socially for 1000’s of years. The stigma that cannabis is ‘bad’ was created early in the 20th century strictly for political reasons that were not based in science.