Welcome to the Earthday Symposium on Marijuana and Environment. This groundbreaking gathering will bring together policymakers, grassroots environmental organizations, activists, scientists, students, and community members. The symposium intends to provide perspective
Registration is not required to attend the symposium.
We are at a critical juncture regarding marijuana policy in the United States, where the shifting legal and political landscape requires policymakers, environmental organizations, researchers, and growers to adapt quickly. Panelists will share their expertise and insights around the multitude of environmental issues related to the marijuana industry – whether it be climate harming reliance on indoor growing nationwide, or the local Northern California issues of fish and wildlife protections, land use policy, water quality, forest degradation, and other environmental impacts.
With keynote addresses, workshops, films, and panels, this symposium promises to energize, innovate, and inspire a broader discussion and understanding of the ecological impacts of marijuana agriculture. We expect the symposium to enhance the understanding of ways in which marijuana cultivation impacts the environment and contribute to California’s efforts to develop ecologically sound and economically sustainable policy.
The two-day Symposium includes numerous panels, workshops, and multi-media presentations addressing a broad spectrum of marijuana issues, for example:
- Public Land Management Perspectives on Marijuana Agriculture
- Ecological Data – What We Know and What We Need to Know
- Public Health Impacts of Smoking Toxic Weed
- Legal Strategies to Protect Nature From Marijuana Crimes
- Getting Toxics Out of the Industry
- The Ecological Footprint of Indoor Marijuana Agriculture
- The Struggle to Protect Nature from Eco-Crimes
- Indigenous Land and the Marijuana Industrial Complex
- Taking the Long View – the Future of Ecological Restoration in a Marijuana Economy
Specific topics subject to change
Day one of the Symposium begins with keynote presentations from preeminent activists, academics, and authors. Day two of the symposium is the start of panels and workshops, followed by a closing keynote and followed by reception. We look forward to seeing you!
Symposium sponsored by:
The Sociology Department, the Environment and Community Program, the Environmental Protection Information Center (http://www.wildcalifornia.org/), the Salmonid Restoration Federation (http://www.calsalmon.org), and the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (http://www.humboldt.edu/