New Jersey Event: Latinx Y Cannabis: Informando La Comunidad
The Uncle Cliffy team is passionate about cannabis activism, both inside and outside of the sports world. Cliff Robinson and the Uncle Cliffy team work closely with activists around the country to help free the plant, and to help end the stigma that surrounds the cannabis plant and those that use it.
A big push is underway to end cannabis prohibition in New Jersey. With Chris Christie on his way out, now is the time to start building the foundation for a successful 2018 victory. Cliff Robinson played basketball for the New Jersey Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets) and was suspended for cannabis use while playing for the team. Cliff knows first hand that prohibition in New Jersey has failed, and that it’s time for a more sensible approach.
An organization that is doing tremendous work to help achieve the goal of ending cannabis prohibition in New Jersey is the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA). CCA is hosting an event later this month that everyone should attend if they are able. Below is more information via the event’s Facebook event page:
Please join the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA) as we host “Latinx en Cannabis: Informando la comunidad”
Marijuana is a word with roots in the persecution of Latinx in America. Yet, so few events or groups give space for that community. Because, all cultures use cannabis, we’ve done just that. For the first ever, we’ve put together an event in 100% Spanish and will be free for all those wishing to attend. The community will hear from various top industry leaders, medical professionals, activists and patient testimonials on how Cannabis is changing in America and overseas. In 2016, the majority of people arrested for Cannabis offenses were of Latinx descent, and while we make up a large percentage of the jail population, we are being left out and behind in the fastest growing industry in America. Communities have been lied to for the last century about Cannabis and have been made taboo. Today, we begin to change this perception and activate with the Latinx voice in Cannabis in the US and beyond!
2:00 pm Networking and light refreshments
2:15 pm Opening remarks “Porque estamos aqui” Nelson Guerrero CCA
2:30 pm Medical Panel “Doctors in Cannabis”: Local recommending doctors discussing, the trials and tribulations of the cannabis program and treating patients with cannabis.
3:15 pm Cannabis Testimonial Panel “Canna Stories”: First-hand accounts of positive cannabis experiences from families and patients
4:00 pm Entrepreneurship Panel “The highs and lows of Cannabis entrepreneurship” Discussions on the opportunities and the pitfalls of cannabis entrepreneurship
4:45 pm Knowing your rights Panel “Being safe with Cannabis and Immigration”: the legal do’s and don’t comes to Cannabis and your rights particularly when it comes to immigration
5:30 pm Activate the Community Panel “Get involved!”: Get active locally, learn about what you can do to help change our canna laws and move towards social justice reform
6:15 pm Closing remarks
7:00 pm Event Ends
When: Saturday, July 22 at 2 PM – 7 PM EDT
Where: Sheraton Lincoln 500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, New Jersey 07086