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Willamette Week is proud to produce Cultivation Classic, Oregon's only competition exclusively for OMRI or OMRI-equivalent flower produced in the state without pesticides. By celebrating craft and community within the cannabis movement, Cultivation Classic, presented by WW with Farma, Cascadia Labs, Phylos Bioscience and the Resource Innovation Institute, supports and develops the leading edge of regenerative farming practices in Oregon. The event and awards will take place on May 12, 2017, at Revolution Hall in Portland.
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Winner: Alter Farms, Cherry Wine
Second Place: Siskiyou Sungrown Farm, Z7
Winner: Yerba Buena, Corazon
Second Place: Cascade High, Steven Hawking
Winner: Cheshire Kind, Cannatonic
Second Place: Cheshire Kind, AC/DC
Winner: sofresh farms, Critical Cure
Second Place: Siskiyou Sungrown Farm, HarleyWreck
Winner: East Wind Cannabis, CBD Critical Mass
Second Place: Gaia's Ganja Garden, Kush Med
Winner: Toro Ma, CBDiesel
No Second Place: Only one entry
Winner: One Family Farms, Blueberry
Second Place: High Valley Organics, Purple Hindu Kush
Winner: Ten Four Farms, Sour Tangie
Runner Up: Bull Run Craft Cannabis, Golden Cobra
Winner: Cannassentials, Guava Chem
Runner Up: Cannassentials, Bubblegum
Dr. Adie Poe | Co-Founder, Habu Health
Adie Poe, Ph.D., is a global leader in opioid and cannabis research. She has been studying the neuroscience of opioid/cannabinoid interactions for more than a decade. Her work has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), totaling over $2 MM in direct research costs. She has received numerous awards for her cutting-edge work, and has presented her research in diverse settings across the globe. Dr. Poe has an extensive background in neurobiology, and her commitment to understanding and treating debilitating diseases like chronic pain is unfaltering. Dr. Poe is one of few experts in this field, and is now positioned to apply her extensive knowledge and improve human health as the co-founder of Habu Health.
Tim Blake | Founder, Emerald Cup
Tim started practicing transcendental meditation at the age of seventeen. He earned his real estate license at the age of nineteen. He was one of the founders and the CEO of several productions companies in the 1980's. In 1998 he bought an old campground, and renamed it " Area 101". Tim sponsored and helped produce the first gathering of law enforcement and cannabis farmers in the country, which lead to the first county sponsored cannabis program. Tim was one of original farmers in the program and was again last year. He created The Emerald Cup, the worlds largest outdoor cannabis competition, thirteen years ago. Tim was the co-founder of the Mendocino Farmers Collective and also Healing Harvest Farms Collective. Tim was a founding member of the Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council ( MCPC). He's also on the board of directors of The Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association ( MCIA). Tim is blessed to have three daughters, six grandkids, and one great granddaughter.
Adam Smith | Founder and Director, Craft Cannabis Alliance
Adam got hooked on drug reform in law school in 1993. In 1996, he launched the nation's first online newsmagazine devoted to drug policy. In 1998 he launched the Higher Education Act Reform campaign, which won back federal financial aid for students with drug convictions, and shepherded the founding of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, now active in 40+ states and thirteen countries. Adam has founded or served on founding boards of organizations and campaigns including The Vote By Mail Project, League of Young Voters, Oregon Bus Project, People of Color in Harm Reduction. The Craft Cannabis Alliance, brings together industry leaders committed to clean, sustainably produced cannabis, ethical employment practices, local ownership, community engagement, and the movement to end prohibition. His writing on drug policy has been widely published, and he is a frequent contributor to the Marijuana Today podcast.
Dee Dussault | Creator and Author, Ganga Yoga
Dee Dussault is the creator of Ganja Yoga, cannabis-enhanced yoga classes. A yoga practitioner with more than twenty years of experience, Dee was the first yogi to offer cannabis yoga classes outside of ancient India. Her work has been featured in VICE, High Times, Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, Dope Magazine, New York Times, Glamour Magazine, The Cannabist, Business Insider, Yoga Journal, and many others. Her book, 'Ganja Yoga' is coming out April 2017 with Harper Collins. Dee is also a sexuality coach.
Amy Margolis | Shareholder, Greenspoon Marder
Amy T. Margolis is a shareholder with Greenspoon Marder's Cannabis Law practice group. Her primary practice areas are licensing, compliance and regulatory work in the cannabis industry, as well as continuing to represent clients charged with crimes in either state or federal court. She is also directly involved with the state's policy discussion around implementation of medical and recreational cannabis and she has been tapped to serve on a number of rulemaking committees. She frequently testifies at the Oregon legislature and before local governments on both policy and practical issues surrounding cannabis. Ms. Margolis is the founder and director of the Oregon Cannabis PAC and the Oregon Cannabis Association, which is the largest professional cannabis association in the state of Oregon. She has spoken across the country on issues such as raising capital, managing investors, the struggles with implementation of legal cannabis and federal obstacles to the industry.
Jesse Sweet | Director, Administrative Policy and Process Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Jesse Sweet is the Director of Administrative Policy and Process for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. As the Commission's legal policy coordinator, Mr. Sweet is responsible for drafting and interpreting administrative rules and advising on legislative and policy issues related to alcohol and marijuana. Mr. Sweet works directly with legislators and industry stakeholders in order to provide technical guidance and advance the Commission's policy objectives. Mr. Sweet also supervises the Commission's hearings unit. Mr. Sweet has been with the OLCC since 2010 and he holds degrees from University of Oregon School of Law and Oberlin College.
Lauren Terry | Journalist
Lauren Terry is a born and raised Oregonian who started writing for Willamette Week's cannabis column in 2014, under the pseudonym, Mary Romano. She came out of the cloud and dropped the fake name after marijuana was legalized in Oregon, continuing to cover industry news and trends for multiple publications. Between time spent working as a budtender, medical dispensary manager, and harvest manager at a Southern Oregon medical farm, she's had the privilege to watch this community grow firsthand from a tight-knit crew of medical shops to an expanding force of diverse cannaphiles and entrepreneurs.
…and more TBA! Full stage schedule to be announced soon.
2017 VENDOR VILLAGE // presented by Silver Stem Fine Cannabis
25+ Vendors Including:
Cannabis Wholesalers (Official Wholesaler for Cultivation Classic)
Craft Cannabis Alliance
East Fork Cultivars
Eco Firma Farms
Grass Roots Fabric Pots
Green Leaf Lab
High Noon Farms
Humboldt Seed Organization
Mt Hood Garden Supply
Organic Cannabis Growers Society
Resource Innovation Institute
Silver Stem Fine Cannabis
Solar Organics LLC
…and more TBA!
2017 COMPETING PRODUCERS
7 Points Oregon
Big Beard Farms
Bull Run Craft Cannabis
East Fork Cultivars
East Wind Cannabis
Ebb & Flow Farm
Gaia's Ganja Garden
Green Source Gardens
Hidden Elephant Ganja (MindRite)
High County Organic Farms
High Valley Organics
Lion Tree Farms
Lucid Forest (Trichome Forest)
Massive Seeds / Roganja
Nelson & Company Organics
One Family Farms
Phoenix Rising Farm
Siskiyou Sungrown Farm
Southern Oregon Cannabis Company
Ten Four Farms
The Cannabis Farm
Top Grade Medical
Robert Clarke, executive director of BioAgronomics Group | Clarke's travels have led him across Eurasia documenting traditional cannabis production and use. His popular titles include "The Botany and Ecology of Cannabis," "Marijuana Botany," "HASHISH!," and "Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany."
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Shane Young, chemical-free pest management specialist of Natural Enemies | As the owner of Natural Enemies, Young focuses on the use of beneficial insects and helping growers transition from chemical use to biological control, helping eliminate chemical use in crops.
INTEGRATED PEST AND FUNGAL MANAGEMENT
Kelly, Josh and Sky, Dragonfly Earth Medicine | Dragonfly Earth Medicine Pure is a standard that goes beyond the term "organic" and addresses the full spectrum of sustainable land and production. We look forward to delivering a message that inspires the community and opens there minds to new ideas.
SOIL GROWING PANEL
MODERATOR: Eric Brandstad, general manager of Forever Flowering | Brandstad is the leading greenhouse- and growing-efficiency expert in the legal cannabis industry. His goal is to help improve efficiency of light dep greenhouses and to educate growers and investors on how plants react in the greenhouse environment.
Eliza + Nick Mahmood, Green Source Gardens | Green Source Gardens is a flower-producing family farm whose top priority is responsible and regenerative agricultural practices. Nick and Eliza run an 80-acre eco-dynamic farm in the foothills of Southern Oregon.
Jesse Dodd, Biovortex | Dodd is the creator of Biovortex, a living conceptual art piece, utilizing the mediums of gardening, soil building, breeding, photography, writing, imagination, social media, conversions and presentations, with the goal of influencing the cannabis industry in the direction of a profitable and environmentally regenerative future.
Courtney Zehring, Tokie Farms | Zehring owns and operates Tokie Farms, a living soil cannabis farm in southern Oregon, and has worked in the field of sustainable agriculture and development for more than ten years. Environmental ethics, land stewardship, and cannabis are her passions.
Chris Jagger, Blue Fox Ag Services | Jagger has been growing vegetables organically for nearly 20 years. He began with a small 1 acre garden and now grows 40 acres of vegetables in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. Jaggers main goal is finding ecological solutions for the modern farmer that work in a financially viable manner.
Michael Owens, Canna Cruz Gardens Inc. & Wildcrafted Seed Co. | Based in the Santa Cruz mountains, Owens utilizes native California soil, flora & fauna in a regenerative 'Wildcrafted' practice. An organic cultivation approach that helps to build biodynamic soils, aids plants natural defense mechanisms and greatly increases the medicinal qualities of Cannabis with award winning results.
CLEAN GREEN CERTIFICATION
Chris Van Hook, Program Director of Clean Green Certification Program | Van Hook is a nationally recognized expert on agricultural regulations, organic farming and cannabis. The Clean Green Program has been featured on national Geographic as well as featured by the American Bar Association in the published book "Attorneys in Small Town America." Chris is now certifying both medical and recreational cannabis in California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Washington.
LIGHTING + PHOTOBIOLOGY
Nick Klase, CEO and Co-Founder, Fluence Bioengineering | Klase is a pioneer in the development and implementation of lighting and photobiology systems. His diverse background includes spearheading the world's largest indoor vertical farm, collaborating with hundreds of universities on various photobiology, geosciences and horticulture research projects, and applying that knowledge to develop the world's most powerful and efficient lighting systems for indoor and greenhouse horticulture. Prior to Fluence, Nick was the CEO/co-founder of BML Horticulture, vice president and founder of horticulture at Illumitex, and general manager of Acuity Brands, the largest lighting company in North America.
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