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Upcoming David Downs Events

Find upcoming David Downs events and appearances below:

Private Yelp Panel | Monday,  June 11, 7 p.m. | Lolo, 974 Valencia St, San Francisco

Panel Moderator David Downs (Award-winning Journalist and Author, Founder of GreenState for The SF Chronicle facilitates a lively audience interaction with: Yannick Crespo (Co-founder and CEO of Pot d'Huile Cannabis Infused Olive Oil); Chef Robin Song (Executive Chef of Gibson); and Kyndra Miller (ESQ, CEO, Principal Lawyer at CannaBusiness Law).

Office Hours | June TBD | Harvest off Mission, 33 29th St., San Francisco 

Fans, readers, patients, friends, colleagues, sources, PR folks and industry members gather for a lively, light-hearted discussion of work, news, trending products and issues — all in a legal, recreational cannabis lounge where consumption is allowed. With giveaways of my new book "Marijuana Harvest", as well as schwag from the cannabis beat, Office Hours is the chance to talk one on one with one of America's leading cannabis journalists. You tell me what you're working on, and I do my best to help. 

Moderated Presentation | Thursday, August 2 | 2nd Annual North Coast Wine + Weed Symposium, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa, CA

Details to be announced.

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Some awards, some news ...

First: The awards. The Chronicle took a Scripps Howard award for Breaking News for its ‘Wine Country Fires’, to which GreenStatecontributedseveral stories.

Also, GreenState reporter Spencer Silva is a finalist for a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for In-Depth Reporting (Large) and Interactive. Winners will be announced and finalists honored at this year's Region 11 Spring Conference April 27-28, 2018 in Universal City, California.

Next up: I’m wrapping things up with GreenState this week and handing the baton to The Chronicle. In the last 18 months, we accomplished our goals of creating a future-forward cannabis media brand. I'll miss working next to so many talented people in one room. But it’s time to move on to new challenges.

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The Medical Marijuana Guidebook By David Downs Is Selling Briskly

Hi, guys. Long time no chat, but it's because I've been pretty busy. As of today, you can be the first to get a signed copy of my new book The Medical Marijuana Guidebook, which is for sale direct at as well as through Amazon and my publisher Whitman. Here's what some key folks are saying about the book:

"The medical marijuana landscape in the US can be extremely difficult to navigate. The Medical Marijuana Guidebook is essential for those who want to maximize the benefits of the marijuana plant. David Downs provides a comprehensive look at the plant, its use and the laws that surround it." —Amanda Reiman PhD MSW | Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance
"David Downs does a great job of summarizing the most useful things to know about medical cannabis, both for the cannabis-experienced, as well as cannabis-naive patient."—Frank H. Lucido MD, Berkeley, California
"An excellent introductory manual for those seeking to n…

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