It’s unlikely we would have a legal cannabis industry in California (or anywhere) without the work of many trailblazing LGBTQ+ advocates. Cannabis has been used for social, religious, stress relief, and medicinal purposes for thousands of years and the plants were (and remain) a critical therapy for AIDS patients. Patient advocates in San Francisco took that message to the people and secured the passage of Prop 215, which legalized medicinal cannabis in California in 1996, and thus began the march towards nationwide legalization.
Brian Applegarth, Executive Director and Founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, on Dennis Peron. Besides being founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, Applegarth is the founder of The Cannabis Trail, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and celebrating cannabis history.
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