Speakers & Agenda

  • 2011 Spring Gathering / Cannabis Classic Expert Discussion Panels

    The Spring Gathering has invited some of the most recognized guest speakers and celebrities in the cannabis movement to participate in four expert discussion panels. Topics will cover science, the latest advancements in hydroponics, influential women, and the future of the modern cannabis movement. Audience Q & A sessions will follow each panel. Head to the Medical Marijuana Expo to catch our exciting and enlightening conversations.
  • Women in Cannabis - 1pm - 2pm

    These inspiring women stand out in a male dominant industry. Moderated by Sarah Diesel.

  • Yami Bolanos - PureLife Wellness Center
  • Valerie Corral - Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Debby Goldsberry - Cannabis Action Network
  • Dale Sky Jones - Oaksterdam University
  • Allison Margolin - LA Attorney
  • Mikki Norris - West Coast Leaf

  • The Latest Advancements in Cannabis Cultivation - 2:15 - 3:15pm

    Decades of experience come together on one stage to discuss the latest advancements in cannabis horticulture. Moderated by Ed Rosenthal.

  • Ed Rosenthal - "The Guru of Ganja"
  • Kyle Kushman - Veganics
  • Steve Tuck - Pot TV Grow Expert
  • Mel Frank - Author
  • Clark Metcalfe - 'The Cannabis Cowboy'

  • The Science of Cannabis - 3:30 - 4:30pm

    Turning up the light and turning down the heat on this beneficial plant, the nation’s leading researchers are helping make science the dominant driver in today’s cannabis dialogue. Moderated by Michael Backes.

  • Michael Backes - Cornerstone Research
  • Irvin Rosenfeld - Federal Medical Cannabis Patient
  • Jeff Raber - The Werc Shop
  • Chris Van Hook - Clean Green
  • Martin Lee - Project CBD

  • The Modern Cannabis Movement - 4:45 - 5:45pm

    The pioneers of cannabis discuss the future of this modern movement. Moderated by Stephen Gutwlling.

  • Stephen Gutwillig - Drug Policy Alliance
  • Jeff Jones- Yes on Prop 19, Patient ID Center
  • Chris Conrad - West Coast Leaf
  • Don Duncan - ASA
  • Lanny Swerdlow - THCF Medical Clinic

  • Dale Gieringer - CA NORML

  • Sarah Lovering - Activist, MPP

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Judge's Pass

Patients get to vote on every category of the awards except the Best Strain category. That category is reserved for patients who purchase a Judge's Pass at participating dispensaries. Click 'Get Tix' link above for more info.

Nominate Your Product or Service

Have a product, service, dispensary, delivery service or person you want to nominate for a Patient Choice Award? Ensure your represented by using the contact form on the right!

Smoking Area

Medical marijuana patients who bring their recs to the show will be able to medicate in the peaceful Medicating Lounge adjacent to the venue. Vaporizers and joint papers provided!

Music & Medicine:
A Perfect Match

Music is medicine. Marijuana is medicine. Together these two forces have the power to uplift, inspire and encourage. WeedMaps is proud to be partners with Guerilla Union on Dr. Greenthumb's and Tommy Chong's 2011 Spring Gathering.

Spring Gathering + Cannabis Classic Trailer

Winners announced at Spring Gathering!

Join me for The Cannabis Classic, where I'll be honoring inspirational activists, artists, collectives and more!

- The Cannabis Classic Show Host, Tommy Chong


  • WeedMaps.TV
  • B-Real TV
  • Frank 151
  • Dub CNN
  • The Source
  • Celebstoner
  • Culture Magazine
  • KROQ
  • Power 106
  • Hail Mary Jane
  • The Weed Report
  • Baller Status


  • Ganja Juice
  • Southland Health Center
  • Go Green Bear
  • AAA Wellness Center
  • Marijuana County Collective
  • Emerald City Health
  • Smokin Depot
  • MedCann
  • Arrow Alternative
  • Bhang Chocolate
  • Aqua Lab Technologies
  • MedBox

About the Classic

The Spring Cannabis Classic provides medical marijuana patients with a platform to celebrate with their favorite collectives, products and strains of the season, as well as honor inspirational activists and artists that have enhanced their lives.

Medical marijuana patients want compassion. Healthy competition among collectives leads to medical marijuana patients getting the best care and the right medicine to suit their needs.

About WeedMaps

WeedMaps is the largest medical marijuana patient community on the planet, with over 100,000 registered medical marijuana patients and growing. The site started in Orange County, CA in August of 2008 and was acquired by General Cannabis Inc, a publicly traded company (SYM: CANA) in December of 2010. Click for more information about WeedMaps.com or General Cannabis.