JUDGES
Patricia Smith is a medical marijuana consultant, speaker and newspaper columnist with four decades of experience in the cannabis industry. She founded GrassRootsSolutions in 2009 as a patients rights advocacy group.  GRS actively lobbies the government on behalf of patients, caregivers, and dispensaries to allow individuals the right to choose the medical treatments they prefer in conjunction with their physician’s recommendation. Her primary focus is to get marijuana off the Controlled Substances Act. This one act would open the door for medical research, allow a doctor to prescribe cannabis, and give patients a medical defense in Federal court.

Patricia has been working to educate the public by conducting free seminars regarding the potential benefits of medical marijuana therapy. She strives to inform patients of both the pros and cons of MMJ therapy and how to use this medicine in a safe and responsible manner. Patti feels that as the baby boomers age, there will be a growing weed for this therapy and having reliable information is crucial to making an informed decision.

Smith was instrumental in lobbying for testing of all cannabis products to ensure purity and establish the potency before they are sold to patients. At the time, only 1% of the medicine in dispensaries was being tested. Now, under the MCRSA, it is mandatory.
DJ Redlocks has been a constant face in the club and concert scene for over 29 years. He has over 22 years of experience On Air as a radio personality for KVMR in Nevada City. Redlocks is also a Co-founding member of the Roots Rock Reggae band Mystafya.

He has been a Medical cannabis farmer and activist in the Nevada and Yuba county areas for over 20 years. His popular Friday night radio show, Ital Culture, on KVMR is streamed to listeners all over the world.  He can be seen performing live at cannabis and music festivals where he is known for his dedication and love of the cannabis industry. He feels passionately about the medicinal and healing benefits of cannabis. He has been a farmer and caregiver for over 16 years.

Redlocks is Co-founder and President of Gold Country Growers Inc. in Nevada & Yuba counties, as well as Operations and Purchasing Manager for Gold Country Deliveries in Marysville and Yuba City.

"Ganja Warrior for life!”
Luke Maroney
Luke is a cannabis entrepreneur and sommelier with previous business experience in the tech and mobile industries. He has worked at startups FreeRange Communications (purchased by SPRINT) and IODA (purchased by SONY). In 2008, he began working in the medical marijuana industry in California. He has consulted on hundreds of cultivation operations as well as the development and marketing of different cannabis products including flowers, edibles, and extractions. In 2014, he founded Herb and Fire Cannabis Solutions as a way to help support emerging cannabis companies. In 2014, he also founded "Lucky Box Club", a monthly, cannabis subscription service providing premiere cannabis products to its members. 

Jah Mikey started djing and doing radio in college at West Virginia University in 2004, and moved to Nevada City in 2007.He then became a part of the KVMR family and started to promote reggae events in our local area. Since then he has built up his sound and brand Jah Mikey One Sound to be recognized world wide, participating in several sound clashes, winning the Border Clash in 2015 and 2016 in Oakland, also competing in Jamaica in 2015 and 2017, winning both times. I now have my own program on Irish and Chin’s Radio Station, Sound Chat Radio. I can be heard on “International Roll Out Wednesday’s” every Wednesday from 12-2pm EST. I also have my own program on Road Block Radio, New Jersey’s #1 Caribbean music station. My show “Kool Runnings” can be heard every Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm EST. As well as my program on KVMR “Thursday Night Vibes” alternating Thursdays from 10-12am. You can keep up with all my previous shows and musical mixes at www.soundcloud.com/jahmikeyone
DJ MysticAl  A long-time Cannabis proponent, patient and grower with many years of Cannabis activism in Sacramento and the North Coast, including the Original Emerald Cup back in the 2000’s Assisting Tim & AREA 101 as a Pre-Judge. He competed (top 5, 2years at Emerald Cup, in 2008 & 2009, in Concentrates & Flowers) at the Emerald Cup in Laytonville California, when it was a small Family Affair before the move to current site in Santa Rosa and currently working with many vendors in the Industry. and Currently a DJ on KVMR.org across the world 89.5fm in Nevada City hosting “Through the Nite” Saturday Nights 10-midnite and co-hosting Ital Culture Hi-Fi Reggae show Fri. Nights with Host DJ Redlocks 8-10pm.

He will be preforming at this year’s Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Booneville, CA, June 16th-18th: the West Coast’s best Reggae Festival! The owner of entertainment Companies KC Productions & Camilla Entertainment from 1980’s to 2010 producing The Africamix Festivals & working with artists in Reggae & World Music. "Remember the farmers who are the producers of life" -MysticA
Lisa Guterman is a 31 year old grower. she has been deeply involved in the cannabis community for ten years, growing for the past seven years, both indoor and outdoor. She has grown a wide variety of strains over the years, and has been hands on with making concentrates as well as edibles. She has a passion for cannabis, and a knack for flavor, appearance, and overall quality of products.  

NICOLE SIMPSON
Nicole is a 24 year old cannabis activist. She has resided in Northern California her entire life. She is a grower and medical cannabis patient. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, and growing cannabis year round. She is referred to as "Knucklehead" and the "Ladies Momma".

JESSE CHUSE
Jesse is a Nevada County native and medical cannabis patient for nearly twenty years. He hopes to bring a ‘voice of the people’ to the judge’s panel. He will be acting on behalf of the countless number of people who’s everyday lives are positively impacted by access to medical cannabis. As a person who’s day to day life is made less painful and more capable by medical cannabis, Jesse is honored to be a part of this event that will highlight the talent that lies within our community.
PHARROH
Pharroh is an architect of designer music. Deeply immersed in the Northern California hip-hop underground, Pharroh has been leaving his mark on outdoor festivals, with his slick musings and musical, rhythmic cadence.

A versatile storyteller, his conscious lyrics commit to an honest reflection of where we are as a society with wit and an unnatural lack of hubris. His ability to take the listener through deep concepts with a silly, sometimes playful sense of humor is what sets him apart from your everyday lyricist. With his crafted verses of well thought out words and a strong spirit, it’s apparent this student of life is paying attention to a world in which both celebration and hardship exist simultaneously.

Pharroh has spawned a cult following by way of scoring the soundtrack for the Afro Samurai video game, as well as collaborating on tracks with hip-hop peers TalibKweli, TheGrouch, Casual, GiftofGab, TheCuff, and many more. He’s been fortunate to share the stage with GZA, LyricsBorn, TheHeiroglyphics, Del the Funky Homosapien, BlackSheep, Living Legends, QBert, ZionI, KRS-1, Chali 2na and many other heavy hitters.