Join us for the upcoming Friends of the Farm series on Thursday, April 2nd at 5pm featuring Brian Applegarth, an innovator of modern day cannabis travel and tourism experiences for travelers.

As the creator of multiple cannabis travel and tourism ventures including The Cannabis Trail and The Ganja Traveler, Brian uplifts the most exciting new and travel-worthy cannabis experiences available today. In addition to creating The Cannabis Trail, Brian consults and advises tourism destinations on how to integrate and uplift standout cannabis experiences for travelers and visitors to unique cannabis-inclusive destinations.

Don't miss this chance to glean insights from Brian's extensive experience at the intersection of cannabis and travel. In this webinar you can expect to learn about cannabis travel destinations, the best experiences to plan a trip around, and tips for incorporating cannabis-infused adventures on your next vacation.

Register now for this free live webinar or to receive a link to view the replay!
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    Friends of the Farm Lecture Series
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    Brian Applegarth
    Creator of Cannabis Trail and Ganja Travler
    Brian Applegarth is a specialized cannabis travel consultant. He helps Destination Organizations strategically navigate the cannabis and hemp travel trends. Brian offers consultative services that center around destination development and destination marketing strategies, and provide solutions for the visitor economy.

    Brian's work is data-driven, he is the sole advisor on the first ever national research project on the cannabis travel audience in the United States. He is the Founder the Cannabis Travel Association International and I lead the cannabis and hemp work groups for Destinations International and the California Travel Association.

    Brian speaks at industry events and conferences including AHLA Resorts Committee, Northern and Southern California CHLA Conferences, CalTravel Summit, Destinations International Advocacy Summit, ILC Indie Confab, NCCA Concierge Association, UNWTO Rethinking Tourism, and the EuroAm Cannabis Business Conference.

    Brian is a certified cannabis sommelier and a certified cannabis therapy consultant, and incorporates this knowledge into his work. He is an award-winning amateur cannabis culture documentarian and have curated cannabis-themed exhibits for the Museum of Sonoma County, the Kelley House Museum of Mendocino, and the Cannabis Exhibit at the California State Fair.
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    Kandice Hawes-Lopez
    Friends of the Farm Host
    Kandice Hawes is the founder and Executive Director of Orange County NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 2003 which she after losing her college financial aid due to a possession charge. In the twenty-one years since then OC NORML has become one of the most accomplished chapters in the NORML organization earning the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award at the 2012 National NORML Convention.

    Kandice Hawes was named High Times Freedom Fighter of the month in November
    2012. She was also named one of “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People” by the
    Orange County Register in 2014 and named one of the “100 Most Interesting People in
    Orange County” by the OC Weekly in 2015.

    In 2014 Kandice Hawes founded and served as the Principal Officer of the Committee
    to Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Political Action Committee. The PAC qualified a voter initiative to replace the ban on medical marijuana collectives in Santa Ana
    and received 54% of the vote in November 2014.

    In 2016 Kandice graduated from California State University Fullerton with degrees in
    Political Science and Public Administration.

    She currently works as the events and community outreach manager for Glass House Group which owns and operates retail cannabis dispensaries in California and manages the SB34 program for four retail programs distributing donations to over 100 patients in need.