Frustrated with decades of chaos and a disorganized and fractured community we came together at the 12th Annual Emerald Cup to discuss if there was any point to run an effort with the impending Sean Parker initiative that appears to have the necessary funding. After the top three groups making their case, festival owner Tim Blake explains his position (40:55)
"I’m going to end up endorsing this. I’d like to see the words that come down before I finalize my endorsement but I’m going to endorse it because we are going to stop the raids, we’re going to make this legal. And the farmers, they didn’t want to go below 5 acres, they were going to have us have 1000 acre farms, and they caved in and gave us 1 acre limits for the next 5 years like the state law…..they’ve given us a 5 year period for our branding..(gets interrupted by a protestor)”
Susan Soares has written for Cannabis Now Magazine, Alternet, and Sensi Magazine.