Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair Celebrates Cannabis Wellness Culture with Headlining Music Acts, Industry Panelists and More!

Cannabis Country Fair

LAYTONVILLE, Calif., May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tim Blake, pioneer in the organic cannabis industry and founder and producer of The Emerald Cup, announced today the initial music and speaker lineup for the inaugural Cannabis Country Fair, taking place July 21-23 at Black Oak Ranch (known as the Hog Farm and co-owned by the legendary rock band, Grateful Dead) in Laytonville, Calif. Cannabis Country Fair will gather a unified community of organic cannabis farmers and wellness enthusiasts, combining industry education with top tier musical performances, organic cuisine, goods from the Emerald Triangle’s top cannabis farmers,and traditional country fair games to create a unique weekend experience for festival attendees.

Two and three-day passes will be available starting at $225forgeneral admission and will be available for purchase this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. PST at On-site camping/RV opportunities are also available for attendees. *All patrons must be 18 or older to attend. A valid California Medical Marijuana Card is required to attend the Cannabis Country Fair.*

“We’re excited for the opportunity to produce a summer cannabis event for those in The Emerald Triangle and beyond,” Says Tim Blake, Founder of The Cannabis Country Fair and The Emerald Cup. “We have an opportunity to gather cannabis wellness enthusiasts and patients from around the globe to join our cannabis tribe in a celebration of local products flowing from the farms of California and The Emerald Triangle. I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the Cannabis Country Fair community and sharing in this unique experience.”

The outdoor festival will feature two performance stages, with rotating music and speakers. The Cannabis Country Fair will host top-tier cannabis enthusiasts and wellness experts to discuss the current and future cannabis landscape, address the challenges and opportunities of today’s marketplace, engage in best practices and empower the organic cannabis wellness community. Cannabis wellness industry experts to present at the inaugural event includeCo-Founder & Director of Project CBDMartin Lee; Northern California criminal defense lawyer and co-founder of the Cannabis Law Institute,Omar Figuejroa; California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance and leader of DPA’s marijuana reform work in California Amanda Reiman; Entrepreneur, CEO and founder of state-of-the-art cannabis farm, Newcleus Nurseries, Jeremy Plumb; Creator of Bio Vortex Jesse Dodd; Co-Founder of California cannabis research and lab-testing facility SC Labs Alec Dixon;andbreeder for Coastal Seeds and owner of C02 extraction company The Highest Grade,Bam (Amit Vacher). Additional speakers to be announced on Friday the 19th.

Produced in collaboration with experienced festival and music industry leaders, Cannabis Country Fair’s initial music lineup includes legendary recording artist and DJ collective Thievery Corporation; American rock band Portugal. The Man; experimental world fusion and electronic music group Beats Antique; four-piece rock band,White Denim; soul musician Allen Stone; Singer-Songwriter Anders Osborne; rock duo Jamestown Revival; New Zealand roots reggae band Katchafire; and rapper and producer Lyrics Born. Additional acts to be announced.

In addition to live music and cannabis industry speakers, the Cannabis Country fair will have the following programming:

CANNABIS MARKET: Offering festival storefronts to California’s leading cannabis brands and products. Selected through an integrity and “quality of product” based approval program, you will only find the absolute finest vendors at Cannabis Country Fair.

FESTIVAL CUISINE: Don’t panic, it’s organic. Take in festival food and feel good about it, said no one ever…except at the Cannabis Country Fair, where you will only find first class organic cuisine that will keep you coming back for more.

COUNTRY FAIR: Re-live your inner-childhood at the country fair with outdoor games and activities, including skee-ball, arts andartesiancrafts, vendors, and many more hometown favorites!

WELLNESS: Feed your body and soul with morning cannabis yoga on the festivals smaller stage while being surrounded by the beauty of black oaks. Additional wellness features to be announcedsoon.

CANNABIS COMPETITION: This first of its kind competition highlights terpene-specific categories that allow flavor profiles to compete separately. The competition will culminate with a best-in-show for each of the following categories: light deprivation flower, Co2, Distillate, Rosin and Ice Hash/Dry Sieve.

CAMPING: tent and RVcamping opportunities are available on the festival grounds for all event attendees. For more information, visit

“The Cannabis Country Fair sets the scene at the majestic Black Oak Ranch with traditional elements one would find at a cannabis event, but goes beyond with additional engaging activities that promote entertainment, relaxation and community for all guests,” Says Taylor Blake, Producer of Cannabis Country Fair and The Emerald Cup. “The weekend combines world-class music, leading industry cannabis speakers, organic cuisine, a cannabis marketplace, morning ganja yoga, river activities and a one-of-a-kind cannabis competition all in the heart of the Emerald Triangle. This event will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced.”

With the Emerald Cup’s strong following from the cannabis community and loyal event attendance at events in California’s Emerald Triangle and Sonoma, the Cannabis Country Fair was brought to life to unite the cannabis community—cannabis farmers, patients, people interested in the cannabis wellness sector,and those seeking education and entertainment—in a safe, inspiring and beautiful outdoorlandscape.

In addition to GA ticketing options, the Cannabis Country Fair will also offer two and three-dayEmerald Passes(VIP) and Cannabis Club Passes (Executive VIP) and Mendo Passes(Ultimate VIP) starting at $350 to elevate the typical festival experience with a host of VIP amenities including preferred parking, special viewing access at all stages, early admission to the event venue and more. Detailed info on Travel Packages, Camping Amenities and Emerald Pass amenities can be found on the Cannabis Country Fair’s ticketing page. Learn more at

2017 Initial Cannabis Speaker Lineup

– Martin Lee
– Omar Figuejroa
– Amanda Reiman
– Jeremy Plumb
– Jesse Dodd
– Alec Dixon
– Bam (Amit Vachher)

2017 Initial Artist Lineup

– Thievery Corporation
– Portugal. The Man
– Beats Antique
– White Denim
– Allen Stone
– Anders Osborne
– Katchafire
– Lyrics Born
– Jamestown Revival

A special thanks to this year’s festival sponsors: Absolute Extracts and HoneySuckle Lotus.

For further information on the Cannabis Country Fair, please visit


About The Emerald Cup:
The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

From its small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, The Emerald Cup has proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.” The Emerald Cup has transformed into not only a competition of the best-grown organic, outdoor cannabis, but just as importantly, into an international educational forum for the most up to date issues in cannabis culture.

Black Oak Ranch is located five miles north of Laytonville, Calif. in beautiful Mendocino County. For more information on location and driving directions, visit

Media Contacts:

Emily Reimsnyder
Bond Moroch

Gaynell Rogers

NOTE: If you would like to attend this event but do not have your Medical Marijuana card, please see the below options:

·OBTAIN ONLINE (recommended): Apply online and obtain your CA 215 recommendation quick and easy. Enter our CCF special promo code at for special rates.

·AT EVENT – Purchase your Cannabis Country Fair ticket online and see our on-site doctor when you arrive to the event. Prices will be the same as the online option but wait times will vary.

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