Today, US House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, along with U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (CA), Earl Blumenauer (OR), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Hakeem Jefferies (NY) and Nydia Velasquez (NY) reintroduced the MORE ACT that will eliminate federal marijuana penalties, expunge certain federal cannabis records and create programs for individuals impacted by the war on drugs.
Closer to home, a California Superior Court rejected all the legal agruments filed by anti-cannabis forces led by Blair Pence, President of SBCRC and his lawyers agianst Santa Barbara County’s environmental review and Busy Bee’s Organics (BBO) approved permit for cannabis cultivation.
*** Busy Bee’s Organics (BBO) represents only a handful of women and Latino cannabis farmers in the state of California.
Local news publications captured the moment:
Santa Barbara Independent, Big Win for Cannabis Industry in Superior Court, read here.
Lompoc Record, Judge rules against coalition’s effort to overturn permit for Buellton area cannabis cultivation, read here.
As we enter the Memorial Day weekend and give thanks to many who lost their lives and loved ones in defense of liberty, freedom and democracy – we are also reminded to stay resilient and hopeful in the pursuit of just causes. Cannabis farming is more than a vocation, it is our love of land and passion for freedom that liberates our spirits to be thankful every day.
Have a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend with family and friends.
Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us and our community of farmers.
Sara Rotman and John De Friel, Co-Founders