UKIAH, 10/6/19 — The Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, in conjunction with the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Committee on Cannabis Economic Development, held a town hall style discussion at the Ukiah Conference Center Saturday evening. The three hour long discussion ranged far and wide over the present and future of cannabis in Mendocino County, often straying into the finer points of business and regulation, but also engaging with the big picture questions of whither Mendo cannabis in this brave new legal world. (watch the video)
On the panel were the ad hoc members, supervisors Ted Williams and Dan Gjerde, as well as Mendocino County Building and Services Director Brent Schultz, Jude Thilman, attorney Hannah Nelson, executive director of the Mendocino Appellations Project Genine Coleman, and Del Potter, chief science officer of Boxcar Supply Company.
After the meeting Vice President of the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance Monique Ramirez commented, “I was really impressed with how many people came out at a time when people are already harvesting, and still making the trek out to listen and to be courageous enough to get up and to speak their opinion on all the various topics, and I think this is just the beginning of many more discussions — and I’m just proud to be a part of Mendocino County and watch our community come together even if we don’t always agree.”
She added, “There’s an opportunity to find a middle ground that works for everyone and I think if we continue to having these meetings and discussion we’ll get there.”
Watch the videos
Watch the whole event, which was about 3 hours long below — turn it on in the background while you are attending to your harvest season duties:
Here’s the original announcement: