If only non-profit organizations ran themselves! We are happy to do the good work -- ending cannabis prohibition in Tuolumne County. Together, we can do more than a few folks filling the beer pitcher with dollars at a pizza parlor -- much more. This takes grit, and this takes funding.
As an industry group, we want to provide access to flexible levels of donating, above and beyond basic benefits to help your business grow, and uncompromising levels of professional services that our board and staff can deliver.
Consider the various levels of membership below. Names are taken from the various biotic zones that compose our Sierra Nevada region. From Foothill to Alpine, all zones reflect the diversity of the place we call home. This translates well to describe the diversity and budgets of our cannabis community.
Examples are given to guide your decision in donating, but if your budget allows for more than a business tier requires, we are not at all opposed to your generosity.
Foothill - $100 annual membership
You support responsible regulations of cannabis businesses. You want to have safe and local access to dispensaries. You want to see and industry you are not necessarily associated with to be regulated and taxed like any other business. You may be a patient or a non-using compassionate advocate who wants to see the job done right. This low-budget membership is just for you.
Chaparral - $500 annual membership
You also support responsible regulations of cannabis business and may aspire to own one yourself. You benefit greatly from the local ordinance that TCA worked hard to advocate and see made real. Your 12 or 24 plants in the back yard help pay the bills, and maybe you would like to see local dispensaries at which you could vend your boutique foothill flowers. This moderate donation for membership is worth it because you recognize the hard work that goes into public leadership and advocacy to provide policies your business can profit from.
Lower montane - $1,000 annual membership
Industry group type I. You operate or intend to operate a Type 1 licensed business.
You benefit greatly from the advanced work TCA endeavors to accomplish. You employ a small group of folks and take home 50% or more of your annual income from your cannabis business. You depend on responsible regulations of cannabis business and are looking for policy that incentivizes and harnesses your small sized cannabis business.
Upper Montane - $2,500 annual membership
Industry group type II. You operate or intend to operate a Type 2 license.
You want to fuel TCA projects and see it through to a successful end. You employ a team of folks and take home 75% or more of your annual income from your cannabis business. You depend on responsible regulations of cannabis business and are looking for policy that incentivizes and harnesses your medium sized cannabis business.
Subalpine - $5,000 annual membership
Industry group type III. You operate or intend to operate a Type 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 10A, 11, 12 license.
You want to insure the success of TCA projects and be a big contributor towards efforts to end prohibition. Your large staff depends on your business for their incomes. You take home 100% of your annual income from your cannabis business. You depend on responsible regulations of cannabis business and are looking for policy that incentivizes and harnesses your large sized cannabis business.
Alpine - $10,000 or more annual membership
Industry group Sponsorship Level. You know that "what goes around comes around" in the most positive of ways: local economics. Your established business has already achieved great success as an ancillary business to the cannabis businesses in the area. You have turned a noticeable profit since the passage of the local medical cultivation ordinance. You want to sponsor the continued and increased efforts toward policies that support cannabis businesses who in turn support your business. Soil yards, hardware stores, water well companies, heavy equipment operators, contractors, and hydroponic stores: this one's for you.