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Title: WAMMfest VI - Love Grows Here - Santa Cruz
START DATE: Saturday September 26
TIME: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
At Duck Island, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. 137 Dakota Ave.
Event Type: Concert/Show
Again this year we celebrate our community for the courage to honor and to protect seriously ill patients. WAMMfest is our annual festival organized to thank our community and public officials for all the support and encouragement over the years, especially since the DEA raid of our collective garden and arrest of Valerie and Mike Corral in 2002! We take this opportunity to create safe space for patients and to respond to aggressive antics with a direction of hope and promise of civil liberty.

WAMMfest will feature amazing performances from the Sensory Tinge, the Mojo Navigators, and Jason Bond and the Committee. Our headliner this year is The Fabulous Miss Wendy and our emcee is Santa Cruz radio legend “Sleepy” John Sandidge. There will also be an appearances by comedian Ngaio Bealum and many more guests.

Vendors and sponsors are encouraged to contact our office and visit our website (wammfest.org) for further details about how to help support WAMM. WAMMfest is looking for volunteers to assist throughout the day as well; there are many ways to help out!

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana is a collective of patients and caregivers, providing hope, building community, and offering medical marijuana at no cost to seriously ill patients with a doctor's recommendation. We provide safe access to a safe, organic supply of medical marijuana for the treatment of terminal and chronic illness, to relieve suffering.

Come out and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in Santa Cruz with your favorite medical marijuana organization!



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Please join us this year for WAMfest VI - Love Grows Here on September 26, 2009. WAMMfest will take place at Duck Island in San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.
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by reposter Saturday Sep 19th, 2009 2:21 PM
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The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) is holding our annual event WAMMfest VI, on Saturday September 26th, 2009 in San Lorenzo Park at Duck Island, in the beautiful Santa Cruz, California, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Our annual celebration was born in response to the Bush administration’s attack on WAMM’s collective garden in 2002, where 30 armed DEA agents raided the home of WAMM founders, Mike and Valerie Corral. Agents used chainsaws to hack down our collective garden and then arrested Val & Mike.

WAMM crafted a powerful reply. Ten days after the raid WAMM members responded by conducting a WAMM meeting on the steps of City Hall and provided free medical marijuana to 13 of our members. Fortified by the support of our community, WAMM, Santa Cruz City Council and County Board of Supervisors joined in a lawsuit to stop the aggression of the federal government. The raid was intended to be a blow from which WAMM could not recover; instead it prompted us into action. The following year we thought it important to respond. In an attempt to dispel the feelings of loss, anguish and fear brought into the lives of our sick and dying members by government forces we staged our first free community celebration in Santa Cruz, WAMMfest.

WAMMfest is a free celebration offered in gratitude to our community members for years of support & trust. This event commemorates the advance of civil liberties for sick and dying Californians through the struggle medical marijuana legalization.