The Potential for Regenerative Cannabis Farming
Farming in the Northeastern United States
Webinar and interactive discussion
Online Webinar and Interactive Forum Monday August 3 at 7 PM
While cannabis farming has existed informally for decades in the northeastern United States, legally licensed farming of cannabis is an emerging opportunity. Organic farmer Ted Dobson (shown above) has been farming cannabis for about 40 years, long before it was legal. In 2019 he completed the first successful season of legally licensed cultivation on his farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Ted will share his experience as a pioneering farmer transitioning to the licensed market. He will discuss the wet New England climate, and the feasibility of sun grown and carbon sequestering strategies in addressing the global climate emergency. After the presentation, members of the audience will discuss the prospects for regenerative cannabis farming in the northeast: Can the barriers to entry be lowered to support organic and regenerative farmers of the region? Can regenerative cannabis farming advance racial and social justice?
Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Cannabis Forum Cosponsored by Cannabis Center of Excellence, Inc.
The event is free to the public, and we encourage $15 event ticket donations to be given to Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Massachusetts chapter.