On February 28, the Emerald Growers Association—in collaboration with the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform—will host a daylong event focused on the politics of cannabis farming and growing. The conversation will include an update on state and national politics as well as a workshop focused on the probable ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in California in 2016.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. with brunch being served at 10:30 a.m. The morning program will provide an update on the 2015 legislative session, policy in Washington D.C., as well as an update on the ever-complicated political landscape of California’s cannabis community.
Executive Director Hezekiah Allen said, “Over the last several years, and especially the last several months the association has done a lot of relationship building with statewide partners and legislators. We are excited to partner with leaders in the state legalization movement to discuss our shared future together as a community.”
The afternoon Stakeholder Roundtable starts at 1 p.m. This workshop is part of a collaborative statewide tour of events being organized by Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform and ReformCA.
“The question is no longer whether we should legalize cannabis but how. Events like these are an important step towards answering that question and building momentum towards reform,” said Dale Sky Jones, executive director of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform.
EGA Vice Chair and CCPR board member, Kristin Nevedal will facilitate an input gathering workshop. The conversation will focus specifically on cultivation and policies that provide a pathway to regulation for the state’s robust network of diverse cannabis farms. This conversation will focus on answering key questions about the direction the ballot initiative will take.
CCPR and EGA will collaborate on a similar event in Nevada County on March 10. The Drug Policy Alliance and EGA are collaborating to host an event at HSU on March 20.