May 2019 Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter

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STEM Cultivation

Roc NORML’s 2019 Official Partner
STEM Cultivation

Three Heads Brewing

Roc NORML’s 2019 Premium Sponsor
Three Heads Brewing

April was a VERY busy month for Roc NORML–and we are excited to catch you up on everything.

First, let’s start with the NYS budget being passed on April 1st without a bill to legalize cannabis for adult-use. While this was the goal, it was not our only hope to legalize this year in NY! We are still working hard and hopeful we’ll get a bill passed by the end of this legislative session – but we’ll need your help to make that happen! Click here to send an email to your Senator and Assembly Member, asking for their support, and keep reading to learn more ways to get involved…

But before we get to that, we have to talk about our 4/20 Patio Party

4/20 Roc NORML Table

We want to thank everyone who came out on 4/20 and helped make “A Most NORML Patio Party” fundraiser for Roc NORML a huge success! 🙏

With your support, we were able to raise over $1,700 to help support the work we’re doing.

Your donations make our work possible, including: 💰

  • ➡️ Lobbying federal state, and local officials
  • ➡️ Advocating that reform be centered in racial and social justice
  • ➡️ Facilitate community meetings and events
  • ➡️ Provide education and outreach in the community, and so much more!

None of this would have been possible without our host, Three Heads Brewing, who provided the venue, entertainment, and help organize the logistics of the event. We have the highest gratitude for these guys and truly can’t thank them enough for all their love and support. We’re excited to see what next year will bring! 🍻

Thank you to our SPONSORS for the event:

Mad Hatter's Hide Away Logo

Mad Hatter’s Hide Away Smoke Shop, who donated incredible raffle prizes, including an ounce of CBD flower and three BEAUTIFUL water pipes.

Ultraprint Corporation Logo

Ultraprint Corp who donated the printed letters in support of marijuana legalization to our Senate and Assembly Members, and the Roc NORML banner. 📃

Thank you to all of our amazing vendors:

Thank you to our talented volunteers who took photo and video:

Thank you to the incredible entertainment:

And to the HUNDREDS of folks who came out and showed up for the event – thank you from the very bottom of our green hearts. None of what we do is possible without your support and we are so excited to continue fighting the good fight, and working hard to make sure we legalize in NY this year! 💚

Upcoming Events…

May 16th: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CannaBusiness Symposium

We are excited to announce that our friends at Flower City Solutions have teamed with with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce for a state of the art CannaBusiness event right her in Rochester! The event, “CannaBusiness – Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy,” is on Thursday May 16th, 2019 at the Regency Hyatt in Rochester NY, from 7:45am-1:00pm.

With the recent federal legalization of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill and the anticipated legalization of adult-use cannabis in NY, they have organized this event to engage our community in an interdisciplinary conversation around the emerging hemp and cannabis industry. The event will bring industry experts to Rochester for in-depth panel discussions that will offer key insights into the challenges and opportunities of this emerging industry.

Roc NORML Executive Director Mary Kruger, and Political Director, Jason Klimek, will both be speaking on expert panels.

Tickets are $25 and will cover breakfast and lunch. Seats are limited, so please reserve your ticket today!

Are you unable to attend the event due to financial hardship? Roc NORML has a limited number of scholarships available – email us at rocnorml@rocnorml.org, for more information and to apply!

Date TBD: Screening of Netflix original “Grass is Greener” – more information to come!

Just Solutions Logo

Roc NORML’s 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Just Solutions

Tiny Fish Printing Logo

Roc NORML’s 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Tiny Fish Printing

Want to get more involved?

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email steve@rocnorml.org for more information!

Interested in volunteering for Roc NORML on a committee? To help with things like: organizing and promoting events, and doing community outreach to spread awareness about our organization and mission? Add your name to our mailing list to receive more information about our next “New Committee Members Meeting” in June.