Ganjapreneur recorded this open Q&A session with Farmer Tom Lauerman and Ed Rosenthal at CannaCon 2016 (http://cannacon.org) in Seattle, WA.
Ed Rosenthal (born Bronx, New York, 1944) is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and Cannabis grower known for his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana use. He served as a columnist for High Times Magazine during the ’80s and ’90s. He was arrested in 2002 for cultivation of cannabis by federal authorities, who do not recognize the authority of states to regulate the use of medical marijuana. He was convicted in federal court, but the conviction was overturned on appeal. Rosenthal was subsequently convicted again, but was not re-sentenced, since his original sentence had been completed.
Farmer Tom, has had his hands in the ground since the age of 12, when he started landscaping. He went on to manage an organic seed farm, wildcrafting herbs, for the pharmaceutical and herbal industries, and he also was the Director of Manufacturing at Pacifica, a beauty brand, sourcing and developing new products. A lifelong surfer and champion downhill mountain bike racer, Farmer Tom’s life mission is all about clean living and embracing an organic, natural lifestyle. Farmer Tom’s organic farming techniques raise the bar for all farmers, and he has become a advocate for the independent small grower.