2014 Lineup


The Emerald Cup

The 11th Annual Emerald Cup

December 13th & 14th, Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Two days of incredible music, world famous speakers, hands on workshops and over a hundred great vendors you’ll find something for every cannabis enthusiast. Non-stop excitement for entertainment, learning, and sharing of all sorts of treats. PLUS some major laughs from cannabis comedians, the anticipated awards ceremony, followed by by a closing musical celebration.

***Saturday night Concert, Slightly Stupid & Tribal Seeds, is an 18 years or older event.  ID’s will be checked at the door.


Inside: 8:30pm - Tribal Seeds  // 10:30pm - Slightly Stoopid

Outside: 2:15pm Wheeland Brothers // 3:45pm Hirie // 5:15pm Thrive // 6:45 Stick Figure


Inside: 5:15pm Nahko and Medicine for the People // 7:15pm Ozomatli

Outside: 12:30 Medz Hawk // John Trudell


2014 Music

  • Slightly Stoopid – Saturday

    Slightly Stoopid: While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into why it’s been a few years since the release of their last studio album. But on August 14, 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group—led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Miles Doughty and Kyle Continue Reading...

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  • Nahko and Medicine for the People – Sunday

    Nahko and Medicine for the People Oregon-­‐born Nahko was born from strife and intermingling identities; his origins are a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino cultures. His grandmother forced his mother into prostitution at age 14 and his life began in an act of violence. In the song on the new album, Dark As Night, by his group Medicine Continue Reading...

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  • Stick Figure – Saturday

    Stick Figure: Launched in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Stick Figure showcases the talents of multi-instrumentalist and producer Scott Woodruff. Stick Figure’s music has a unique style that creatively blends upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub. Often referred to as the “one man band,” Scott single-handedly created 4 full length albums from 2006-2012 (a fifth album, “Reprise Sessions,” was recorded Continue Reading...

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  • Hirie – Saturday

    Hirie: Young, talented and ambitious define HIRIE as an individual and as an artist. Stirring up island-inspired vibes with sounds of roots, reggae and pop while also applying her smooth, sweet and naturally pop-sounding voice to blend it all together. HIRIE will undoubtedly be a driving force in new-age music. Born in the Philippines, raised in Italy and living the Continue Reading...

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  • Thrive – Saturday

    Thrive: Since 2008 Santa Cruz based Pop/Rock/ Hybrid­‐Reggae band Thrive has been paving its path in the music world. In October 2010 the relatively unknown band put out its album Gratitude Attitude and would shock the scene. The album would reach number four on the iTunes Reggae Charts and would start the motor for the machine that is called Thrive. Continue Reading...

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  • OZOMATLI – Sunday

    Ozomatli OZOMATLI: Grammy Award winning, cross-cultural party band Ozomatli will rock the PLACE IN THE SUN, the eighth album by multi-genre, multi-cultural Grammy winning band Ozomatli, takes the band’s street-party consciousness to new heights of eclecticism. Produced by the band and long-time friend, world renowned engineer Robert Carranza and featuring collaborations with the legendary Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Xandy Barry Continue Reading...

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  • Tribal Seeds – Saturday

        Tribal Seeds From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer, keyboards, vocals). Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Continue Reading...

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  • John Trudell – Sunday

      John Trudell John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman Continue Reading...

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  • Medz Hawk

      Medz Hawk MEDZ HAWK is the balance of male and female energies. As the 2014 West Coast American Indian and Indigenous Legends BEST MALE/FEMALE DUO winners, Medz Hawk brings an eclectic sound that soothes the heart, sparks the imagination, inspires the spirit. With a mix of contemporary, traditional, ambient, dub-step, hip-hop and spoken word, Medz Hawk has created a Continue Reading...

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  • DJ Zack Darling

    DJ Zack Darling  Website: http://www.mashstep.com Rasta Rediscovered Vol. 2 The MashStep Evolution Vol. 3 Lettuce Turnip Beets Vol. 1   Zack Darling is a bass music, mashup and reggae DJ from Northern California who is widely known for a diverse and eclectic style of dance music.Zack is a 2-time winner oF the “Best DJ in the North Bay” award and has shared the Continue Reading...

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2014 Panelists & Speakers

  • Subcool

    I’d like to introduce myself for those of you that might not have heard of me. I have worn many hats in my life, a dealer, a grower, a breeder, a photographer, a Journalist, and cannabis enthusiast.  I think the label that fits me best is simply a Weed Nerd, as I love everything about growing cannabis and the culture Continue Reading...

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  • Frenchy Cannoli

    Frenchy was born a nomad at heart. His childhood passion for ancient history and archeology combined with a love for traveling and adventure were the deciding factors in his life choices. He was on the road by 18, and for twenty years moved from country-to-country, visiting ruins and museums, learning traditions and sharing local life, never stopping, always seeking new Continue Reading...

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  • Jason Sweatt

    Jason Sweatt is a US Army combat veteran and the director of SC Veterans Alliance (SCVA) in Santa Cruz County, California. Jason enlisted in the US Army in 1996 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent in 2006. During his time in service he has flown missions with the DEA as a Blackhawk crew chief in the Bahamas to Continue Reading...

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  • Aundre Speciale

    Aundre Speciale began her cannabis advocacy in 1990 when she started working with Jack Herer on the Hemp Bus, touring California promoting hemp for fuel, food, fiber, fun, and medicine. Thus began her lifelong love and dedication to cannabis reform. Aundre has been involved in countless cannabis campaigns and projects, including work as a regional organizer for the campaign against Continue Reading...

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  • Stephen DeAngelo

    N a t i o n a l C a nn a b i s L e a d e r G l o b a l V i s i o n a r y Steve DeAngelo is an undisputed national leader and provocative visionary in the cannabis industry, with four decades of activism and advocacy in the cannabis Continue Reading...

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  • Andrew DeAngelo

    Director of Operations Harborside Oakland Andrew DeAngelo began with the cannabis plant as a teenage activist writing about cannabis law reform in his advanced placement courses at T.C Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He then accepted scholarships in Theatre Arts to both Chapman University and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. While in graduate school in 1991, Andrew Continue Reading...

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  • Lindsay Robinson, Marijuana Policy Project

    Lindsay-Robinson Director of Development Marijuana Policy Project As director of development, Lindsay oversees MPP’s fundraising and membership strategies. Based in San Francisco, CA, Lindsay has been working at MPP as a fundraiser since 2010 and has been at the helm of the development and membership team since April 2014. She was one of the primary fundraisers for Amendment 64, the 2012 Continue Reading...

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  • Amanda Reiman, Marijuana Law and Policy

    Marijuana Law & Policy Amanda Reiman PhD MSW, Manager areiman@drugpolicy.org www.drugpolicy.org Amanda Reiman is Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance, where she works to develop DPA’s marijuana reform work as it relates to litigation, legislative and initiative drafting, campaign strategy, policy advocacy, media relations, fundraising, and public education in the local, state, federal, and international jurisdictions Continue Reading...

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  • Doug Fine

    Doug Fine A comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. Today, after two years of worldwide research, he’s here to talk about Hemp Bound. Published just as the U.S. has ended 77 years of hemp prohibition, it's a book Willie Nelson calls “a blueprint for the America of the future,” and Joel Salatin describes as using “science and humor Continue Reading...

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  • Nikka T / Essential Extracts

     Essential Extracts I love waking up every day, knowing that the medicine we are creating is making a difference in patients’ lives, and slowly weaning them off of harmful pharmaceuticals like Oxycontin and Morphine.”  - Nikka T   DJ Nikka T is a father/Reggae Selectah/Radio Producer/Engineer/Promoter/Extract Artist and much more... Originally from The Bay Area, California, Nikka T now lives Continue Reading...

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  • Jennie Storms

    Jennie Stormes, a registered nurse from Hope Township, New Jersey has made public her son Jackson's struggle with seizures from Dravet Syndrome as she pushes for access for medicinal marijuana for him. Medical marijuana, or cannabis has emerged as a cutting-edge treatment for intractable epilepsy; however, its status as a Schedule I drug with no medicinal benefit is resulting in Continue Reading...

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  • Philippe Lucas

    Philippe Lucas has a Masters degree in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria and is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program.  He is a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia and a founding Board member of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies Canada and Continue Reading...

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  • Ed Rosenthal

    Ed Rosenthal is among the world’s foremost experts on cannabis cultivation. His passion for discovering, developing, and sharing innovative and effective techniques and tools takes him around the globe. He has written or edited numerous books on marijuana cultivation, culture, and policy, and his vigorous efforts have contributed greatly to the changes we see today. His latest book, Beyond Buds, Continue Reading...

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  • Martin A. Lee

    Martin A. Lee is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of several books, including Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific, which is considered a "landmark book." He is also the director of Project CBD, co-founder of the media watch group FAIR, author of Acid Dreams and The Beast Reawakens, associate editor of O'Shaughnessy's, the Continue Reading...

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  • Dragonfly Earth Medicine

    Dragonfly Earth Medicine is a family owned and run business. We started growing food and medicinal plants in 1994 in Oregon. Taking Mother Nature’s lead we grew and wildcrafted healing plants and mushrooms for medicines and food. This naturally led into healing works (home birth, midwifery, herbology, earth based spirituality and organic gardening practices). We moved from Oregon to the Continue Reading...

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  • Jorge Cervantes

    Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. He puts more than thirty years of expert cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience at your fingertips with his books, articles, photographs, DVDs and calendars. His expert advice has guided millions of growers worldwide to apply simple, effective horticultural techniques to high-yield closet, basement, backyard, greenhouse and guerrilla Continue Reading...

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