Ben Dronkers Sensi Seeds founder Ben Dronkers was awarded a lifetime achievement award during the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), which took place on the 15th and 16th of February 2015 in the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.
Sensi Seeds founder Ben Dronkers was awarded a lifetime achievement award during the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), which took place on the 15th and 16th of February 2015 in the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.
The award ceremony
The ICBC was host to an impressive and diverse list of speakers. Among them were Dr. Carl Hart of Columbia University, Congressman Dana Rohrabacker, DPA manager Amanda Reiman, cannabis guru Ed Rosenthal, Cannabist editor Ricardo Beca, author Doug Fine, Dale Gieringer from NORML California, and many others.
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Ben Dronkers was one of the highpoint speakers during the second day of the event. Ben contributed to the conference during a video conference from his house in Borneo. During his lecture he accepted his lifetime achievement award, presented to him by his good friend Todd McCormick.
ICBC stated that:
Ben Dronkers is a cannabis legend. Starting in the late 1960s he travelled the world bringing us many of the cannabis strains we know today through the formation of the Sensi Seed Company in Amsterdam. Using his extensive collection of Indica and Sativa seeds as a point of departure, he began cross-breeding them in order to combine the genes of different cultivars into new cannabis hybrids. This has led him to the creation of one of the world’s leading seed banks, whose menu includes strains such as Black Domina, Fruity Juice and the world famous Jack Herer.
Ben Dronkers received the award for his dedicated cannabis activism in combination with running commercial companies such as Sensi Seeds and the industrial hemp factory HempFlax.
International Cannabis Business Conference
ICBC is a business-networking event featuring presentations from top cannabis attorneys and professionals, as well as politicians, celebrities and journalists from around the United States and the world. The second edition included two conference days that were filled with networking and diverse speakers.
Sensi Seeds is extremely proud of the lifetime achievement award, and the team would like to thank the event organisation for their great hospitality.