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Growers discuss cannabis future

Croptoberfest leaders plan crop festival

— Cannabis workers, professionals, enthusiasts and entrepreneurs came together earlier this month in Perham Hall for the fourth annual Croptopberfest, an educational networking event for the cannabis business.

The Croptoberfest 2017 focused on the leading issues that face the cannabis industry, namely: the proliferation of pesticides and issues related to their use, the standardization of lab testing, continuing cannabis advocacy, and the push for cannabis to be treated as an agricultural crop.

“The vision of Croptoberfest is to host an agrarian festival like the hop and wine events that are such a distinct part of our culture,” event organizer Jedidiah Haney said.

He said his goal is to organize an educational event where industry leaders can talk about the myriad of beneficial climates that Washington State has to offer cannabis cultivation.

“We gather together industry thought leaders and influencers to discuss current practice and future theory of cannabis agriculture,” Haney said.

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