Humboldt Celebrates Harvest with Stellar Education and Music

This article originally appeared November 24, 2014 at


Satori Movement and More Love Productions definitely put the “high grade” in the 1st annual Humboldt High Grade Harvest Gala on Friday and Saturday. No cannabis award to be won here. Instead, organizers invested time and energy into creating an event with class.

This inaugural event was a two-day, “good ol’ fashioned smokeout,” as one of the organizers liked to call it, and even 4 inches of rain didn’t keep out the crowd. The High Grade Gala included world-renowned reggae and hip hop artists performing, bottle service in the extensive VIP Chalice Palace, and a lineup of panels and presentations on topics relevant to cultivators, entrepreneurs and patients.

The High Grade Gala crew hired me to put together the panels and I was happy to take on the project. You can see the whole lineup here. Friday was all about cultivators and Saturday was more industry and patient focused. From staying organic to learning about the science of soil and plant testing, there were a lot of great questions and the panelists really stepped up and shared their expertise openly.

Check out a few clips from one of the most popular panels called The Current Dispensary Landscape and What Patients Want From Providers.

The “Know Your Rights” presentation from Kali Grech and Herman Watson of Green Street Law Group definitely had a lot to share. The big takeaway? You don’t have rights if you don’t exercise them.

Kali shared tips on how to prevent warrantless searches and how to see through some common cop tactics. Herman highlighted a couple videos on the right and wrong ways to handle a police stop, stopping the video periodically to point out specifics and to answer questions. Increase your own knowledge and check out the videos yourself:

You can check out more videos from the panels and the killer entertainment lineup on the High Grade Gala Facebook page. Were you at the High Grade Gala? Share your story in the comments.