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TCA Emergency meeting - open to ALL

  • Motherlode Hydroponics Annex 805 Highway 49 Sonora, CA USA (map)

Join us for our emergency meeting next Monday! This meeting is open to both members and non-members alike. We have a lot to catch up on and want to include everyone in the cannabis community as recent events impact us all.

It's been a hell of a week for everyone in the Tuolumne Cannabis Community. The Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday rocked our world and brought a paranoia and stress back in the gardens peppering our foothills that we haven't seen since 1996. The sheriffs office Instagram echoed this by posting a photo from CAMP as a throwbackthursday. This was not cool timing at all, and yes, I hear you. Each and every one of you.

I wanted to reach out to all of you personally in a way that would inspire hope, but to do so without a solid strategy would be false leadership. These sorts of things take time and coordination with the TCA board, and patience on part of those in the community looking at us for direction. And I thank you for that. To have your trust to do diligence in times like these is heartening.

It is with a happy heart that I assure all of you that we are still moving forward despite this blunder that feels more like a threat. In an era of pendulum politics, the only thing we can do to find a third way is to ride the pendulum and search for common ground. There we can meet any opposition and better understand one another.

I encourage all of you to keep in the collaborative spirit of TCA's style of advocacy despite what seems to be politically adversarial. No compliant grow will be raided this harvest season; the current ordinance is still active. THERE IS NO BAN ON OUTDOOR CULTIVATION. 

We never said it would be easy or comfortable; nothing worth the effort in life rarely falls in our lap. But this community is courageous and tenacious, so it should come as no surprise when I ask all of you to hold fast as we get through this transitional period from prohibition to regulation. We are still on our way!

If you are still upset and concerned about going to the podium red-faced and fuming, give the Code of Conduct a review. You may find the support you need there if you can not attend the TCA meeting.

We will send another newsletter before next Tuesday's BOS meeting. This will include a summary of the TCA meeting, recommendation of ordinance repair, the BOS agenda, and an action item list for those of you who want to participate in the BOS meeting but can not attend in person.

We will also have our fresh and fancy t-shirts fit for wearing to town for sale. Bottled water will be provided courtesy of our kind hosts, Motherlode Hydroponics.

If you are not a member but feel compelled to support the efforts of TCA, there will be a sign up table and a friendly volunteer who will help you get started.

Kira Tucker
Executive Director
Tuolumne Cannabis Alliance