Date(s) - 06/03/2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonora Opera Hall
Announcing “Out of The Woods: A Membership Drive for the Tuolumne Cannabis Alliance”
Saturday June 3rd from 1-9pm at the historic Sonora Opera Hall
Informational talks, membership registration, policy updates
Live glass blowing, music by the Risky Biscuits, Food & Beer
Guest speakers: Hezekiah Allen of Cal Growers Association, Caz Tomaszewski of Calaveras Cannabis Alliance, Kira Tucker of Tuolumne Cannabis Alliance, Dr. Ross Chapman of Heavenly Medicine and Wellness
$10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
“Out of the Woods” is a phrase advocates have been using over the last few years. Taken from the idiom to mean, “out of difficulties, danger or trouble,” it refers to the point we have reached in our county where things have shifted to a more friendly atmosphere. It has required a huge amount of courage to appear at board meetings, sign petitions, form a canna-business, make a garden compliant, pay taxes, and most of all, to announce to the whole world:
“I am here to end cannabis prohibition!”
To salute and encourage that sort of bravery in our community, we present this event as open to the public and as a gift to our advocate friends. We invite you to meet your local growers and learn more about cannabis as medicine. Whether you are a patient, farmer, government official, or just cannabis-curious, this is the place to get an education, to network in your community, and celebrate the spirit of building a healthy community by defending Safe Access.
If you support the movement Tuolumne Cannabis Alliance has risked to forge over the years, we welcome you to join us for this FUNdraiser!
From Kira Tucker, executive director:
“This will be the first public cannabis event in Tuolumne County. It’s something we can celebrate: compassionate folks coming together in the name of Safe Access and Smart Regulation. The common ground we stand on together is public safety in a compassionate and healthy community. Everyone wants to do right by our environment, our culture, and our cultivating economy. We can do this collaboratively, together.”
“I think a lot of folks don’t realize just how many cannabis cultivators are tucked away in our foothills, and all of them are taking their products–some of the cleanest organic medicine in the Central Sierra–out of county. That means that other counties are getting our tax revenue potential. That’s a huge missed economic opportunity, and as the board of supervisors have recently discussed, we have a budget crisis in our county.”
“There are no brick-and-mortar venues to distribute their crop and infused products. We hope to change that by coming out of the woods and letting the public know that we are here. We are farmers, healers, parents, good folk, many like myself who were born and raised here. We want to be accepted, regulated, and taxed like any other business.”
“If we allow the small local farmers operating permits, authorize a handful of secure and discrete dispensaries and manufacturing facilities, and put down a tax measure to collect on sales, we will turn on an income engine that would put some of these recent economic development ideas to shame.”
More Info www.tuolumnecannabis.com/faq