In 2003, a low-level cannabis case would end Weldon Angelos’s budding and promising career in the music industry. But today he utilizes it to create a difference in the national movement to reform our country’s criminal justice system, uniting billionaires and senators with musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keys, and Snoop Dogg. Weldon’s story shows the potential for significant change when unlikely allies join forces.
His journey is the foundation of unification, but the real story lies within his own family. His sister's hard work to free him, and his children's experience of their dad being taken away. It's one that many families go through and why it is so important to highlight and support his work.
Ethan is a motivational speaker and former professional soccer player. He not only battled competitors through sport, but the ultimate competitor- cancer.
In 2002, Ethan Zohn won Survivor: Africa, the third season of the hit CBS show. But in 2009 and again in 2011, he battled and beat Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the white blood cells of the lymphatic system. Less than two years after Zohn’s first diagnosis, a PET scan found 70 cancerous nodes in his chest; he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation all over again. While in the hospital he told himself if he survived he would play another round of Survivor, and that is exactly what he did- joining the 2020 crew on Survivior: Winners at War. Join us to hear the remarkable story of Ethan's journey and how this survivor became a true believer in the power of the plant!
Executive Chef, Author, and Restaurateur of two acclaimed NYC establishments Jeepny and Maharlika. Miguel along with his wife Nicole Ponseca are changing the conversation around Filipino cuisine. Miguel elevates his culinary skills in endeavors such as the 99th Floor, a private infused supper club. Also as co-host and judge of Bong Appetit. This chef's passion is powered by moving the narrative of cannabis and cultures through food pairings and amazing creations. Join him at our casino night, and as a featured speaker at the Grow! You will feel his passion and learn from his experience!
Koala Puffs is one of the largest 420 focused content creators for a reason! Her funny, down to earth, love for the plant style makes any viewer want to follow! She is an award-winning entertainer and advocate having won two High Times awards and one West Coast Cure award. Additionally she is an entrepreneur with her own successful CBD and merchandise line, Koality Cannabis. If you dont follow her already, you will, Koala's journey and hard work is worthy of mad respect. Come out to the Grow, play some cards, meet this wonderful human, and enjoy the weekend!
Nick Woodward aka Nick the Brit is a ganjaprenuer, social media influencer, and marketer for Dabstars. A Missourian that puts his heart and soul into cannabis, communities, and promoting plant life! Powered by straight up hustle, his positive impact is absorbed by everyone that crosses his path! Nick is not only good at what he does, but his "give back" to people and the industry is what sets him apart! Join us and spend some time with Nick at the Dabstar sponsored casino table- it will be a night to remember!
Malcolm MacKinnon has seen the growth of this plant through the eye of a camera and the point of his pen. As former Editor-in-Chief with 25 years at High Times magazine, Malcolm has captured it all! He was the foundation in a movement even when things didn't move along very quickly, noted as one fo the top 100 most influential people in cannabis! His list of interviews include Ice Cube to Merle Haggard, Katt Williams to Pamela Anderson, David Crosby to Ricky Williams and everyone in between! Malcolm has graciously donated pieces of his photographic art to the silent auction. True works that will bring life, beauty, and swag to any space!