Originally Posted by calaveras
Subject= Growers becoming part of the community .With all the changing laws regarding cannabis cultivation in Cali. one thing stands out in my mind, that is how farmers moving into newly opened up counties, such as Calaveras county, while trying to put put a good image of community outreach with $ donations to schools and others, do not seem to be interested in community meetings unless cannabis is on the agenda. At a local potluck [ not that kind of pot] to discuss the community, not one grower attended as marijuana was not on the agenda.
This just enforces the image that big weed only cares about the bottom line, not community. Growers that moved into the county 2 years ago did not integrate into the area very well and now the grow ban is in place.
There is nothing wrong with like minded folks getting together for some smoke, reggae and rally the troops but you people may want to join in on the non-cannabis related community
events also. Just one locals perspective for what it's worth [2 cents]
P.S. The grow ban is in place but the fight goes on. Growers still have hope for the future of commercial cannabis in Calaveras county
this is only partially true. I agree that's the truth for 90% of the permitted licensed farms and for probably 99% for the unregulated ones. However, about 10% of the farms between 50-75 are very active in their community in noncannabis issues and more active then the average business owner in that community. Not all cannabis owners are 30 year old white men with beards and long hair reeking of Ganja so u can't be sure when a cannabis person is in a organization or meeting because they don't always look the same. I know farmers in very respectable positions in organizations all over the county but u wouldn't know they grew cannabis unless they told you.