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The Future of Cannabis in the County of Santa Cruz
Date Wednesday January 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorA Coalition of Cannabis Advocates
A public meeting on the future of cannabis in the County of Santa Cruz will be held Wednesday evening, January 24 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz beginning at 7 pm.

Hosted by a coalition of cannabis advocates representing consumers, patients, caregivers, environmentalists, small growers and others involved in the local cannabis trade, the meeting is open to the public.

The imminent release of the million dollar, year long, Environmental Impact Report on commercial cannabis is expected to renew the debate on the shape of local regulations. The Board of Supervisors is expected to take up the issue in early February.

Learn about your existing rights, current and proposed state and local regulations, and the economic viability and impact of cannabis in our community.

Hear about the short and long term future and how it will affect access, availability, cost, production and the environment.

Advocates supporting improved access to medical and adult use products and licenses; best farming practices; environmental improvement and social justice will share their insights.

Experts will be on hand for one on one advice on the regulatory process, consumer rights, and best practices. Leaders and luminaries from the local cannabis community will speak on the current state of affairs and the next steps that need to be taken.

All interested stakeholders are invited to explore available options to ensure the preservation of our unique and rich cannabis heritage in this new era of legalization.
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 16th, 2018 1:53 PM
§Future of Cannabis in Santa Cruz County Meeting on January 24
by A Coalition of Cannabis Advocates Sunday Jan 21st, 2018 4:55 PM
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Hello,

A very important public meeting on the future of cannabis in the County of Santa Cruz will be held Wednesday evening, January 24 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz beginning at 7 pm.

A flyer is attached which we hope you will share on your social media networks to ensure we reach the widest possible audience.

The event is co-hosted by a variety of local advocacy organizations (Cannabis Advocates Alliance, WAMM, The SC Veterans Alliance, and GreenTrade) interested in the adoption of local regulations that preserve, protect and foster the rich heritage and vibrant economic activity associated with cannabis in Santa Cruz.

An assortment of stakeholders including elected officials, local regulators, and neighborhood and environmental groups have been invited to participate.

“Our hope is that the end of prohibition will allow for a positive and productive future where Santa Cruz can assume a leadership role in both the crafting of regulations and the evolution of the state marketplace.” said Jim Coffis, GreenTrade Deputy Director. “A lot is at stake and Santa Cruz, with our rich legacy and tradition, can and should set an example for the rest of the state and the nation.”

Two panel discussions will be held; one focused on business challenges and the other on consumer/patient access. Confirmed participants to date include: Valerie Corral, WAMM; Jeff Nordhall, Jade Nectar; Khalil Moutawakkil, Kind Peoples; Eric Shedlarski, GrowBiz; Paula Walter, Kind Medicine; Seth Smith, SC Veterans Alliance; and Kyle Giorchino, TreeHouse. More are expected to be added. Admission is free.