Opening Meditation with Allie Edison, RYT of Higher Ground Yoga.

Speakers and Plant Wisdom Carriers

Wade Laughter is a master cannabis cultivator known for identifying and propagating the high-CBD strain known as Harlequin. In addition to cultivating premium cannabis for nearly two decades, Wade has specialized in CBD-rich cannabis cultivation in Northern California for the last ten years. He is a researcher, speaker and activist about cannabis. Wade also advocates for patients’ access to safe, clean, affordable medicine, while providing cultivators with information on Best Management Practices.

Swami Chaitanya of Swami Select, Swami Chaitanya grew his first plants on a south facing slope of Telegraph Hill, in the heart of San Francisco, in the late1970’s. It wasn’t until many years later, after sampling cannabis products across the globe, and living in India for many years, that he moved to Mendocino County to hone the fine art of cultivating sun grown cannabis organically. Swami has been a Judge in The Emerald Cup since it began in 2003 and is President of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association. “Swami Select” brand of cannabis is grown with organic methods using regenerative agriculture methods, including living soil from his ranch and compost teas – and lots of love and respect for the most incredible plant on earth. His life is now devoted to teaching, meditating, farming, and helping others, primarily with the assistance of the great goddess of Ganja. For more information, go to