Cannabis Studies Program Presents: Cannabis and Environmental Stewardship Symposium

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Experts and policymakers from throughout California, including from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, UC Berkeley, and more will gather at Cal Poly Humboldt on Friday, April 5 for the Cannabis and Environmental Stewardship Symposium.

The University’s Cannabis Studies program invites campus and community members to attend the special symposium, which will take place in the Native Forum on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Behavioral & Social Sciences building Room 166, a nearby lecture hall. This event is free and open to all.

The event explores existing and potential policy options for incentivizing regenerative cannabis agriculture and best practices for licensed cannabis production beyond the structure of existing rules and regulations. The symposium brings together policymakers, nonprofits, cultivators, and academics to map out the landscape of bottom-up approaches to environmental stewardship and explore opportunities to support the successful implementation of Proposition 64 while also upholding the environmental provisions. A series of panels will focus on topics including regulating environmental stewardship, reconnecting rural industries, and more. 

The 2024 Cannabis and Environmental Stewardship Symposium is funded through the Land-Sea Connection Program of Resources Legacy Fund, made possible by the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment. 

About Cal Poly Humboldt Cannabis Studies Program 

Cal Poly Humboldt is home to the world’s first Cannabis Studies bachelor’s degree program. For examples of the applied social science work that Cal Poly Humboldt’s Cannabis Studies students are doing, please visit the Cannabis Studies Lab website. 

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