Guest Speakers


Dawn Stancliff 

Dawn Stancliff has been an advocate for the US Pain Foundation since 2014 and is the 2018 Ambassador of the Year as well as a Volunteer Member of Rare Diseases Legislative Advocates. Dawn holds multiple awareness events including but not limited to functions at National Institutes of Health, as well as founding CommUNITY Townhall for the education, safety, advocacy, and de-stigmatization of cannabis for medical use. 


Roilyn McWilliams

Roilyn McWilliams has been an advocate in a number of healthcare organizations including but not limited to: Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition, Explore Maryland Cannabis, Cannagather Baltimore, Americans for Safe Access, Maryland NORML. Maryland MedChi (MD Maryland Medical Society), National Clincial DirectionsConsortium, and others.

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Mark Tavares

Mark Tavares of Commonwealth Canna will be doing a talk about soil, pruning and proper IPM to ensure your plants are happy and healthy this summer.

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Cruel Consequences 

We are pleased to say that the nonprofit organization Cruel Consequences is joining our day of celebration! Tamera Netzel has written and captured the incredible and heartbreaking stories and photographs of those who have lost their livelihoods due to cannabis prohibition in her eye-opening book “The Human Cost of Marijuana Prohibition” We are so appreciative of social activists such as Tamera who is on the burgeoning forefront of change in our beautiful state. People like Tamera make our festival mean something.