GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 8, 2016 –  Women Grow is a national professional network supporting female leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. The Gold Country Chapter is thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for its October 6th Networking Event, welcoming women & men at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City. Steve DeAngelo and Hezekiah Allen will speak their minds on all things cannabis: changing trends, regulations, the cottage industry, the politics in California and the future of cannabis. The audience will also get to participate in a question and answer segment.

Steve DeAngelo is a national cannabis thought leader who has inspired millions throughout his four decade career as cannabis activist, advocate, entrepreneur and educator. Driven by his compassion for others, Steve has founded many successful, socially responsible ventures including Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world and considered to be the model. He is co-founder and President of the Arcview Group, the largest angel investment network in the country. He also co-founded the first laboratory, Steep Hill Labs. His commitment to community and his passion for cannabis make him both a role model and a pop cultural icon, named one of the Top 7 leaders in the country by Fortune Magazine.

Hezekiah Allen is a third-generation and lifelong grower who moved from his ranch in Humboldt to focus on public policy. As the Executive Director of the California Growers Association he works to understand and balance the interests and perspectives of several hundred cannabis growers and business owners. His work is focused on building a small-business and grower friendly, regulated marketplace for cannabis in CA. Allen has also worked on forestry, water and transportation policy. A poet and a dreamer, Hezekiah balances between big picture vision, humor and a realistic assessment of the policy landscape and challenges facing growers and business owners.

“It’s going to be an incredibly stimulating and informative event,” says Co-Chair Ella Alpina. She adds: “The Nevada County growers’ community has mixed emotions and many questions, for which they need answers.”

Who:    Women Grow Gold Country Chapter featuring Steve DeAngelo and Hezekiah Allen
What:   “Conversation on Cannabis” Public Discussion & Networking Event
When:  Thursday October 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: 401 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959
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