The third annual Emerald Exchange took place Saturday in Malibu, showcasing sun-grown Northern California cannabis to the Southern California cannabis community.

The event included educational seminars and product demos from artisanal cannabis cultivators and medicine makers. Speakers discussed a variety of topics, including taxes, local permits and composting. Vendors offered gourmet infused food and drinks, and a “wellness spa” offered spa treatments and sound healing.

  • From left, Evan Hatfield and Ava Youssefi enjoy live music during Emerald Exchange in Malibu on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Emerald Exchange is an all-day cannabis event, with a "farmer's market," cannabis-infused gourmet food, a healing yurt and live music. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)