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37th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends

Just in time for Black History Month, the Tribute to the Reggae Legends returns for its 37th year. The event features reggae artists including Junior Reid, Big Youth, Sister Carol, Warrior King and Kevin Isaacs, son of the late Gregory Isaacs, “The Cool Ruler.” Junior Reid’s hit “This is Why I’m Hot,” was eventually remixed by American rapper Mims and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. Pay tribute to the reggae legends, many of which have played alongside Bob Marley (the event was originally called Bob Marley Day when it began in 1981, shortly after his death). Festival Founder Makeda Dread was close with Marley and wanted a way to remember him—right here in San Diego.

WHEN: Sat, Feb. 17-Sun, Feb. 18
WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego


Emerald Conference

Devoted to the exchange of ideas and insights on various topics in the cannabis industry, the Emerald Conference aims to educate through an atmosphere of collaboration and partnership. Featuring industry experts sharing the latest research, as well as vendors who will showcase and demonstrate new technologies, this is the place to be in order to stay updated on the growth and continued success of the industry. This year’s conference will feature four oral presentations and a dedicated 90-minute poster session. As the oldest conference in the cannabis industry that is devoted exclusively to the science of cannabis, the Emerald Conference touts itself as the most technical and comprehensive science conference in the cannabis industry.

WHEN: Thurs, Feb. 15-Fri, Feb. 16
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, 1441 Quivira Rd., San Diego


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