High Hopes – Hemp: Future Thought Leaders panel
March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
For our ninth Future Thought Leaders presentation, a panel of experts will discuss the increasing use of hemp and cannabis in their various forms, including potential benefits and drawbacks.
As an agricultural crop, hemp is the strongest natural fiber in the world and can produce crucial resources such as food, rope, clothing, paper, and housing material. The U.S. sales value of hemp-based products is more than $600 million annually and growing.
Additionally, with the increasing legalization of marijuana in various states, including California, we will explore the differences between hemp, THC, and CBD, and their uses both medicinally and recreationally.
**Please register for this free event so we can provide enough food and also minimize excess**
Confirmed panelists (with more to be announced!):
Jackie Bryant, freelance journalist
Bryan Buckley, CEO and co-founder of Helmand Valley Growers Co.
Dr. Mark Kalina, Pacific Pearl La Jolla
Carolyn Kates, Columbia Care
Rachel King, pastry chef and founder of Kaneh Co.
John Roulac, founder of Nutiva
Moderated by Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach of Berry Good Food
2 – 2:30pm: Complimentary food by local chefs
2:30 – 4pm: Live panel discussion filmed by UCTV
Join the discussion via Twitter (@BerryGoodFood) by tweeting in questions to panelists using #BGFhighhopes
Please see the parking map on the Eventbrite page.
Watch video and/or read the recaps from our last eight panel discussions here.
Free and open to the public, Berry Good Food’s thought-provoking series of multidisciplinary Future Thought Leaders panels present varying viewpoints on sustainable food-related topics, such as the climate benefits of creating carbon-rich soil, the impact of meat production and consumption, food as medicine, strategies for combating food waste, and ways to build a more sustainable seafood system.
University of California Television (UCTV) videotapes the panel discussions, distributing the broadcast through its networks.
BGF’s Future Thought Leaders panels have been viewed more than 1.5 million times online to date, and have won 9 San Diego Press Club awards.