EUREKA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new era of safe and legal cannabis in California, the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA), established to advance the interests of legal and responsible cannabis businesses in Humboldt County, announces a power event, MEET THE BUYERS, for cannabis producers and distributors to meet and forge new business relationships with each other to more efficiently provide high-quality, clean and reliable cannabis to consumers throughout the State of California.
MEET THE BUYERS will provide a unique opportunity for members of the Cannabis Distribution Association (CDA), representing a diverse group of cannabis distributors throughout California, to meet and greet more than 200 licensed Humboldt County cannabis producers. Humboldt County has the largest concentration of licensed cannabis businesses in the state, producing high-quality, clean and environmentally sustainable cannabis.
"Humboldt County is open for business! We are excited to lead the industry in nurturing partnerships important to strengthening a statewide network of newly licensed and legal businesses, encouraging their success, and making Humboldt's world renowned cannabis readily accessible to consumers. The event is sold out with more than 475 participants from Humboldt and around the State wanting to connect for business growth," said Terra Carver, Executive Director of HCGA.
Lauren Fraser, Executive Director of CDA commented, "Our goal is to bridge the gap in the supply chain and create opportunities to make these face-to-face connections between local producers and statewide distributors. We are enthusiastic to see so many companies attending this year's event!"
Chris Coulombe, CEO, Pacific Expeditors said, "This is one of the most important events of the year for my company. I congratulate Terra Carver and Natalynne DeLapp of HCGA and Lauren Fraser of CDA for their dynamic efforts to make this unique event such a success."
Pat Andrews, CEO of Ice Box Flat Farms, a Humboldt cultivator remarked, "This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet a number of distributors, to connect one-on-one and to create the right partnership for our business model. I can tell you personally that this event is very effective. Last year we met the right distributor and, as a result, we are now selling in 25 dispensaries statewide and our business is growing!"
Interested members of the media who wish to cover the event may register in advance or on site by calling or texting media contact, Natalynne DeLapp at 707-599-6670.
For more information on the Humboldt County Growers Alliance members and services, please visit: hcga.co
For more information on the Cannabis Distribution Association members and services, please visit: distributeca.org
ABOUT THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY GROWERS ALLIANCE Humboldt County Growers Alliance represents over 200 licensed cannabis businesses in Humboldt County. It is the mission of HCGA to preserve, protect and enhance Humboldt County's world-renowned cannabis industry through education, advocacy and public relations. With nearly 50 years of cannabis experience in Humboldt County, HCGA members, bring unique perspective and products to the California cannabis industry. HCGA is a proud partner organization to the California Growers Association (CGA). hcga.co
ABOUT THE CANNABIS DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATION The Cannabis Distribution Association represents a diverse group of cannabis distributors throughout California, as well as several non-operator members interested in helping to guide distribution regulations and best practices with policy makers in California. CDA envisions a well-regulated cannabis marketplace, one that ensures economic viability for small businesses, promotes supply chain integrity, and prioritizes consumer safety. CDA, formerly the CGA Distribution & Transportation Committee, was formed in 2016 as a partner organization to California Growers Association (CGA). distributeca.org