‘Harvest for Heroes’ Festival Brings Long Beach Community Together To Support Veterans

Cannabis Advocates Launched a New Multi-Block Veteran’s Day Weekend Music and Lifestyle Festival on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.

Harvest For Heroes took place from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. stretching for multiple blocks across Long Beach’s historic Pine Avenue. Donations from the event will benefit a number of veteran organizations, including: Veterans For Cannabis; Local Hearts Foundation; MEDVETS; Patriots and PawsVetNet; Vet Paw and Warriors Road.

The event wass produced by Catalyst Cannabis, a Long Beach-based cannabis dispensary chain and Immersia Live, a live experience and media platform, and in conjunction with The Blacklist, an online movement with a mission to educate the cannabis community as well as Cannabis Talk 101, The World’s Number One Source For Everything Cannabis, The inaugural Harvest for Heroes festival is free and open to the public and features:

– FRESH BAKED Main Stage will feature music performances from Chali2na and House of Vibe Allstars, Common Sense, Kaleo from Pepper, Street Drum Corps Ras-1 from the original Long Beach Dub All Stars, Krooked Treez and more.

– TRUE CLASSICS Street Stage area featuring Top performances and Live Street art including Wyland and many more.

– CANNABIS TALK 101 Veteran’s STAGE Guest talks from veterans and top experts in natural medicine and health at the Veteran’s Storyteller stage

– Boo Johnson’s JUST FOR FUN skatepark curated by Long Beach skate legend Boo Johnson at the center of 5TH and Pine Intersection

– GROWPACKERS Promenade area featuring a wide variety of food and beverage options from local Long Beach establishments, roaming street performers, live art, musicians and much more

– The first 250 Veterans to receive a Veterans wristband at the 5TH and Pine veterans area booth will be provided a great BBQ dinner courtesy of Stiiizy and also receive a gift bag of natural medicine products at the Catalyst Dispensary at 433 Pine Avenue thanks to our generous sponsors with the cost only $1.

“At Catalyst, we strive to uplift our communities by reimagining what cannabis businesses can bring to them,” said Elliot Lewis, Founder of Catalyst Cannabis. “We feel extremely blessed to play a part in this first-of-a-kind street festival in Long Beach to focus on our veterans and honor their service to our country. God bless our Veterans!”

In addition to Harvest For Heroes, The Blacklist is supporting the veteran community by joining forces with Stiiizy for the second year in a row to launch an exclusive limited-edition commemorative vape battery. Releasing on November 11th on Stiiizy.com, all proceeds will be donated to services and resources for veterans through the Veterans Cannabis Group and the Harvest For Heroes initiative. Stiiizy is also supplying complementary BBQ dinners to veterans in attendance from 5PM-7PM.

We encourage all veterans in attendance to visit the Veteran’s Cannabis Group’s tent to receive their wristband, complimentary meal ticket and gift bag from Catalyst.

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About Catalyst Cannabis

Catalyst Cannabis is a Long Beach-based retail chain that operates eight dispensaries in Southern California and strives to uplift its neighbors by reimagining what cannabis businesses can bring to local communities. Catalyst sets the standard for a customer-focused dispensary experience, providing superior customer service coupled with an incredible menu at incredible prices. Talk to our knowledgeable team of budtenders to learn about the different products we carry to find the best item that fits your needs and your budget. #WFTP @FWFP Learn more: catalyst-cannabis.com

About Immersia Labs

Immersia is an Experience Creator and a unique destination and informational hub that provides unparalleled content related to the cannabis industry. Our goal is to connect and empower stakeholders ranging from brands, retail, and distribution, to cannabis events and consumers through rich media content, and live experience interactions driven by Immersia’s mission of cannabis wellness. Immersia acts as an objective, cannabis-focused aggregator to uplift and inspire the community, companies, and people involved in the industry. Learn more: immersialabs.com

About The Blacklist

The Blacklist is an online movement with a mission to educate the cannabis community and advocate for transparency in the legalization era. Established in 2017, the platform is a conduit of information that bridges the gap between traditional and regulated markets. Learn more: Theblacklist.xyz

About Cannabis Talk 101

Cannabis Talk 101 is the World’s #1 source for everything cannabis. Cannabis Talk 101 is your ESPN, CNN, FOX NEWS and The View of Cannabis. With four main hosts, Chris Wright, aka Blue, Joe Grande and the Pot Brothers at Law, Marc and Craig Wasserman. They all share a passion for educating, advocating and defending members of the cannabis community. They discuss the benefits of cannabis as well as the laws engulfing it while breaking the stoner stereotype.

Together they have embarked on a mission to spread the truth about cannabis while guiding and connecting industry professionals along the way. Cannabis Talk 101 provides five informative show segments. Blue has “Making Waves” trending in cannabis, Joe Grande “Goes Green” financial information, Marc Wasserman has “Stories from when cannabis goes bad”,

Craig Wasserman gives you “Cannabis News” and a “High 5” question segment with guests. The content and entertainment these four men bring to Cannabis Talk 101 makes for an extremely personable, entertaining and educational show for everyone to enjoy.

About Veteran’s Cannabis Group

VCG is proud to announce our partnership with Weedmaps, Catalyst, AmericanLegion and Immersia Live to help bring awareness and expand the Compassionate Care program known as SB34. Originally passed by the California state legislature in late 2018 the Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act set out to create a way for licensed cannabis operators to be able to donate to medical patients without having to pay taxes on the donated items. Together we strive to set the standard in the SB 34 program for veterans all over California.

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