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Program: Schedule


Main Stage

1:00

Welcome

Swami Beyondanada, Ngaio

2:00

The Science and Promise of Medical Cannabis

Chris Conrad (moderator), Steve DeAngelo, William Courtney M.D., Frank Lucido M.D.

Cannabis went overnight from being a common medical herb, a linchpin for agriculture and industry, and a mainstay of the human diet in 1937 to being a prohibited plant that is targeted for extinction by the U.S. government, with millions of its consumers rounded up and locked away. Since the mid-20th century, we have seen the wanton destruction of the environment, the collapse of our manufacturing economy, and an increase in cancers and pollution-related health problems. This panel will look into the Cannabis and Health Connection, in its broadest implications.

  • Medical marijuana in its smoked form
  • Contra-indications and mitigation of negative effects
  • Alternative means of consumption, like edibles and vaporization
  • Patients helping patients: the medical marijuana supply chain
  • Raw cannabis and CBD: Medical use without the high
  • Medical marijuana to help survive Japanese radiation poisoning
  • Removing radiation and heavy metals from soil with hemp
  • Hempseed and hempseed oil for nutrition, body care, and more.

3:00

Media Matters:  The Portrayal of Cannabis In The Media

Adam Eidinger, Communications Director of Dr. Bronner's (moderator)Mikki Norris of West Coast Leaf; David Downs of the Marijuana Business Report & East Bay Express; Zusha Elinson of The Bay Citizen & Bay Area New York Times and Chris Roberts of SF Weekly

As news and television coverage appears in greater numbers on the issue of cannabis, Americans are paying more attention.  A Google search shows over 60,000 “cannabis-marijuana-hemp” news articles published so far this year.  While the story of cannabis legalization is far from over, the perspective of mainstream media has clearly shifted, as 15 compassionate states and D.C. start to implement, tax and regulate the distribution systems of medical cannabis.
Is the media getting the deeper story of cannabis?  

• The study & science of medical applications - over 2100 papers have now been published worldwide 
• Ecological benefits of industrial hemp & hemp applications
• Economic implications of employment, taxes, and distribution systems
• The Failed War on Drugs:  Drug War Prisoners
 
This panel will explore the role of media in the changing public perceptions of marijuana as an illegal “drug” vs. a plant with many extraordinary uses, including the health care benefits of medicinal uses.

4:00

Cannabis as Evolutionary Agent and Spiritual Ally
A Discussion with Swami Chaitanya, Carolyn Garcia (aka Mountain Girl) and John Perry Barlow

Cannabis has been influencing humankind for millennia – used in ceremonial, shamanic contexts – inspiring spiritual insight, compassion, creativity and heightened awareness of the natural order. In the modern era, cannabis has been an agent of cultural evolution and personal growth, impacting music, art, politics, and even technology, with the role it has played in the emergence of humanistic cyberculture. This open discussion between three veteran evolutionaries will take an even “deeper” look at our relationship with this special agent of Nature.

4:20

MC Yogi

MC Yogi grew up painting graffiti & listening to hip hop. Inspired by artists like The Beastie Boys & Run DMC, he began writing raps & freestyling for friends at house parties. Spending most of high school in a group home for at-risk youth, hip hop culture provided both a soundtrack & a creative outlet. Then at age eighteen, he discovered yoga. A full time yoga teacher & performing artist MC Yogi combines his knowledge of yoga with his love for hip hop music creating an exciting new sound that brings the wisdom of yoga to a whole new generation of modern mystics, truth seekers, and urban yogis.

5:15 - 6:00

The Miracle and Challenge of Industrial Hemp

Steve Levine (moderator), David Bronner (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps), Don E Wirtshafter (hemp industry pioneer), David Medera (Hemp Technologies)

The modern Industrial Hemp Industry was re-born about 20 years ago thanks to early hemp pioneers like Jack Herer, Chris Conrad, Don Wirtshafter and many others. This emergent industry, represented by Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association, fought the DEA in Federal Court to stop the criminalization of hemp food. After this victorious battle, and spurred on by the legalization of hemp farming in Canada, the U.S. hemp food and body care segment of the industry has grown to over $400,000,000 today. The next step is growing hemp fiber in the U.S. is supplying the construction industry with building materials and increasing the already growing presence in the auto industry with hemp/plastic composites for door paneling and other uses.

This panel will focus on Hemp Seed and Hemp Fiber products, especially on bodycare,nutrition, building materials and politics. It will include a presentation on hemp house construction, a preview of Hemp History Week, and an overview of the 2011 California Hemp Farming Bill that was recently introduced by State Senator Mark Leno.

6:00

Legalization of Cannabis/Hemp Panel

Patrick Goggin, Esq. (moderator), Eric Steenstra (Hemp Industries Association), Richard Lee (Prop 19), Michael Jolson (CA Cannabis & Hemp Initiative 2012), Tony Serra

For about 75 years, since the adoption of the Marhuana Tax Act, "Marihuana" has been federally prohibited. In 1970, Congress added industrial hemp plants and viable seed to the Controlled Substances Act's Schedule 1. The impact of this prohibition on our society is tremendous. We spend over $1 billion incarcerating marijuana offenders, miss out on $hundreds of millions of tax revenue by keeping it on the black market and fall further behind on understanding its medicinal properties because of a lack of research and development funds. Meanwhile, our farmers do not have a good cash and rotational crop in hemp and our workers are missing out on good paying jobs. Today, however, the end of cannabis prohibition is edging closer to the horizon and California is leading the way with its soon to come Prop. 19 progeny and this year's industrial hemp bill. This panel will discuss these exciting developments.

7:00

Evening Show Introduction

  • Ngaio: Welcome
  • Ralph Metzner: Sacramental Nature of Cannabis
  • Mikki Norris: Prisoners of the Drug War

7:30

SOUL MAJESTIC

They are said to be one of North America's most powerful and promising reggae acts in years. The diversity in their range of fans demonstrates their ability to move the most hard-core reggae enthusiasts as well as a wider, more universal audience, and keep them dancing from start to finish. Influenced by old school studio one style, conscious roots, dub, and cultural dance hall, the band takes what they have learned from their reggae heroes and funnels it into a unique sound all their own.

8:30

  • Swami Beyondananda: What Have We Learned – and Unlearned?
  • Kevin Danaher: Sustainable Culture
  • David Bronner: Fair Trade/Organic

9:00

THE COUP

This Oakland based political hip-hop group jumpstarts an evening of entertainment with emcees Raymond "Boots" Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. The group's music is characterized by electronic sounds and bass-driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, cynical and sometimes violent lyrics criticizing capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, and police brutality, among other things.

11:00

HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION with DAKINI STAR, SASHA ROSE, DJ DELPHI & AIMA THE DREAMER of GODDESS ALCHEMY PROJECT

 

Sonic Shamanistic Alchemy - Fresh from recording with the Shipibo shamans in the jungles of Peru, Heavyweight Dub Champion returns to the Bay Area for a very special show featuring Resurrector at the controls. With support from co-conspirators Totter Todd, Noah King, Sasha Rose, Dakini Star, Aima The Dreamer and DJ Delphi (Goddess Alchemy), HDC will be pushing out the next phase in their mission to prepare the world for the coming of The Last Champion. Firmly rooted in hip hop, dancehall, electronica and dub, and performing live on more than 50 channels of vintage analog and digital gear, HDC transcends space and time with a multidimensional arsenal of deep revolutionary audio. The Liberation Process is in Full Effect!

 

Swami Beyondanada, Ngaio

12:30

DOV

 


EARTH TEMPLE DOME

12:00

Numi Tea Bar

 

2:00

Cannabis & Ayurveda for Health Workshop

Prashanti de Jager, M.S. EMT (Founder Organic India)

For the last few thousand years Cannabis has been used in the Ayurvedic tradition in hundreds of herbal formulas that support Wellness in a variety of ways, from digestive health to spiritual well being.  In this presentation, which is a summary of his upcoming book on the topic, Prashanti will describe those elements of this long history of use that are most pertinent for integration into both contemporary clinical and self-medication situations.  Included in this presentation will be those herbs which are traditionally used with Cannabis as well as protocols for their use and integration into a variety of medicinal formats, from herbal jams, herbal ghee, tinctures, and herbal cigarettes. 

 

3:00

True Organic & Fair Trade

David Bronner (CEO Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps), Ahmed Rahim (CEO Numi Tea), Jeff Mendelsohn (Founder New Leaf Paper), Yoni Szarvas (Founder and CEO AquaBella), Jordan Schuster (Owner Fearless Chocolate Co.)

Prominent sustainable business leaders in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry share their insights and commitment to Organic Farming, Fair Trade practices and a “Triple Bottom Line” (people, planet, profit) business strategy. Topics to be addressed include: 


  • How organic and fair trade practices have grown since 2000
  • New fair trade and fair labor certifications – how they differ and which are the best
  • Criteria for fair trade partners
  • Do fair trade and organic practices need to go hand in hand?
  • Packaging materials, shipping and other pieces of the sustainability puzzle
  • Vertical integration with farmers organic and fair trade practices
  • Benefits and advantages of implementing sustainable values in an organization’s strategic plans
  • Major changes expected in the next decade for organic and fair trade certification
  • This will be an invaluable panel for anyone interested in walking the talk of organic and fair trade in their business.

 

4:00

POCKET FULL OF RYE

Pocket Full of Rye is a cello, a guitar, and a girl (and now percussion!) who play acoustic, gypsy-folk, 50′s love song-influenced melodies about happy people in sad situations. They cover the Misfits sometimes too. Sounds like: Brandi Carlile singing Danzig, Beach House on anti-depressants and/or a less-stoned version of Jolie Holland singing the blues.

 

5:00

Cannabis Cultivation: Low Carbon, High Organic

Christine Wagner (moderator), Ed Rosenthal, Chris Van Hook, Esq., Tim Blake and Marvin Levin

The carbon footprint of indoor cultivation from the use of artificial light, the impacts of outdoor cultivation on the surrounding environment, farming industrial hemp as a valuable seed, fiber and rotation crop that replenishes the soil but poses concerns of cross-pollination for outdoor medical cannabis gardeners - this panel will tackle the myriad of ecological issues that arise from farming the cannabis plant.

6:00

Sustainable Culture Networking Salon

Facilitated by Mike Whitty

As circumstances and growing public awareness demand we move global society toward sustainability, how do we shape our messages and “network our networks” for success? As ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and advanced social media tools transform societies in the Middle East and elsewhere, what can we do to accelerate the shift toward a truly sustainable human culture? How can our many organizations and initiatives step up the evolution? This salon – a moderated discussion among attendees – will explore new strategies of collaboration and new forms of activism to foster the rapid development and acceptance of:
• sustainable communities
• renewable energy
• organic agriculture
• socially just governance
Come add your node to the net and let’s get this movement in gear!

 

7:00

***DJ VIBRATIONS VIA HEMPCONE SOUND SYSTEM!***

Chlorophil

8:30

Feral

 

9:30

Alex Theory

 

11:30

Scuzzy

 

12:30

Neptune

 

 



VAPOR LOUNGE*

Hosted by leading Bay Area Dispensaries

 

12:00

Vapor Room Cooperative

 

5:00

Harborside Health Center

 

7:30

Berkeley Patients Group

 

10:00

40 Acres

 

12:30

Vapor Room Cooperative

 

 

* requires 215 recommendation wristband (check in with ID and letter/card at entrance for wristband)


OUTDOOR 215 ZONE* DJs

Hosted by Hempotics and Gruntworthy Productions

 

1:00

Galactic Wind

 

2:00

Vitamin Devo

 

3:00

Aire Redtree

 

4:00

MiHKAL

 

5:00

Smasheltooth

 

6:00

Carly-D & Dr.Knobz

 

7:00

Little John

 

8:00

Nugs

 

9:00

Richie

 

10:00

Nerd Nate

 

10:20

chill mix

 

* requires 215 recommendation wristband (check in with ID and letter/card at entrance for wristband)


ASK ED Rosenthal

At the ASK ED booth – bring your toughest cannabis questions!

Can't make it to the Deep Green Festival? No problem! Ed will be broadcasting live via UStream from 4:15-4:45pm, touring booths and sharing his 4:20 moments with an international Internet audience!


2:00

Live Ask Ed/Politics Speaking

 

3:00

Book Signing/Pictures

 

4:00-4:30

Live UStream Show

 

5:00-5:45

Organic Cultivation Panel (Speakers Dome)

 

6:00-7:00

Book Signing/Pictures

 



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SPEAKERS / PERFORMERS


Ed Rosenthal

Steve de Angelo

David Bronner

Ralph Metzner

Kevin Danaher

Prashanti de Jager

The Coup

Heavyweight Dub Champion

MC Yogi

Soul Majestic

Alex Theory

DOV

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