Upcoming Events

Listed here, you will find all of the events for HCGA or associated members. 

5:00 PM17:00

Demystifying Cannabis Regulations with Amber Morris


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Amber Morris is the Principal of Green Guidance Solutions, and former Branch Chief with CalCannabis, the state regulatory agency in charge of cultivation licensing and oversight. She is perhaps the most knowledgeable expert on cannabis cultivation regulations in California.

In January 2018 Amber Morris began Green Guidance Solutions- a small, woman-owned consulting firm based that specializes in providing guidance to businesses regarding California laws and regulations with a focus on cannabis. Prior to this new phase in her career, Amber worked for the CA Department of Food and Agriculture in several capacities, most recently as the Branch Chief for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing branch where she was responsible for leading the state efforts for cannabis cultivation. Based on her background, Amber has a unique skillset in cannabis cultivation laws and regulations and looks forward to working with farmers to help them navigate the evolving requirements.

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5:00 PM17:00

Hot Legal Topics in Cannabis: Supply Chain Contracts, Corporate Conversions & Partnership Deal Structures

with Nicole Howell Neubert, Attorney at Law, of Clark-Neubert LLP

Friday, March 30, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Inn at 2nd & C (139 2nd St., Eureka)

A discussion with Nicole Howell Neubert and Jay Purcell of Clark Neubert LLP, a corporate and regulatory law firm serving the cannabis industry with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Monica.


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5:00 PM17:00

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Intellectual Property


with Mowgli Holmes of Phylos Bioscience

Dave Branfman, Attorney at Law, of Branfman Law Group

Monday, March 19, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Inn at 2nd & C (139 2nd St., Eureka)


Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

Phylos Bioscience is an agricultural genomics company based in Portland, Oregon. We’re using modern molecular genetics and computational biology to better understand the most important and least-studied plant in the world: Cannabis. Phylos tools and services are designed to be used by producers of all sizes, from small home growers to large-scale commercial operations. We’re using science to create tools that are allowing our new industry to grow safely and sustainably.


David Branfman has been practicing law in San Diego County for over thirty-five years. His practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, including trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures & TV, and music. He has also developed a leading-edge specialty in the intersection between intellectual property law and the growing legal medical and recreational marijuana industries and writes and speaks regularly on this subject.

Mr. Branfman graduated Cum Laude from Alfred University in New York and received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1978. He is an instructor on intellectual property law at the UCSD (University of California, San Diego) Executive Perspective for Scientists & Engineers program. Mr. Branfman is a member of the NORML Legal Committee and the Californiia Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) and has spoken several times at NORML Legal Committee conferences, the Ganjier Spring Kickoff, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, and the State Bar of California on this subject. He is a Contributing Editor to CULTURE® magazine.

He was Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Film Commission from 1998 – January 2000 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 – 2007. He was Legal Chair of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy for approximately two decades and is a member of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section and is Vice-Chair of the Section’s Trademark Interest Group. He is a regular speaker at Comic-Con and has lectured or spoken on entertainment, intellectual property and Internet Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and California Western School of Law.

He has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer® in intellectual property six times since 2007 including most recently this year.

Read more from Dave Branfman at http://futurecannabisproject.org/2017/09/attack-killer-cannabis-patents/

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7:30 PM19:30

HCGA 1-Year Anniversary & Annual Meeting

Celebrate our First Anniversary with your fellow members, staff, and board of directors. HCGA is your trade association. We encourage you to come listen, share your ideas, and get involved in our work. Hosted by our HCGA's Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting highlights accomplishments and invites members to weigh in on the collective vision for the future of the industry. Hosted wine and beer at the Inn at 2nd & C in Eureka from 5-7:30 pm

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1:00 PM13:00

Cannabis Cultivation and Processing & Cal-OSHA Regulations

This free presentation is intended to provide information on a variety of safety and health topics related to the cultivation and processing of cannabis. The presenter, George Walker, is a Workplace Safety Trainer and retired OSHA Investigator. This program will also provide information regarding worker rights, employer responsibilities, and how to provide a safe workplace.

139 2nd Street, Eureka, California at the Inn at 2nd & C (the Historic Eagle House)

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This event is being sponsored by Humboldt Processing Company, Dark Staffing Solutions, and Humboldt County Growers Alliance. 



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Speed Dating with Distro
11:00 AM11:00

Speed Dating with Distro

HCGA presents "Speed Dating with Distro," an exclusive event where buyers and sellers have the opportunity to meet and greet, talk about their products and services and build relationships capable of facilitating the transfer of Humboldt County's world-renowned cannabis to consumers across the State of California.  

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