Thanks to the generosity of Growin’ Crazy, HydroEarth, the Bell Street Chapel & Summit Compassion Center, the Medical Cannabis Festival will take place next Saturday, Sept 23, 11am-6pm. 3 Bell Street in Providence. This is a time for the community to come together, have some fun, win some door prizes and celebrate 11 years of the RI MMj Program. There will be thousands and thousands of dollars worth of prizes donated by our vendors and supporters. Get a bargain from Organic Grow Hut or Puffins Smoke Shop, just to name a couple. You might win a gift card from the Slater Center, a gift certificate from Good to Grow, or a voucher for a free doctor evaluation at THC Clinics or Green Script in North Kingstown. Artists will be there with unique items that honor the cannabis palnt. This year we will be honoring Carly Beauvais Iafrate, the volunteer attorney who successfully sued to protect RI MMj patients from employment discrimination. Please come by to thank her for her hard work on our behalf. Speaking of lawyers, our legal team from Barton & Gilman, are representing RIPAC against the town of Smithfield over their zoning ordinance. They will have a table at the Festival to talk about legal questions you may have. Mike, our expert grower, will be there to provide advise and announce a new series of Grow Classes starting October 4.
One of the best things about our annual Festival is seeing faces we haven’t seen for awhile and hearing how medical cannabis has made a difference in your health and life. So please come by and let us know how you are doing. We have more than 18,000 patients in the Program now and we would love to see some new faces, too. Next Saturday. Bring all your friends. You don’t need a MMj card to get in (although you will need a card to win a gift card for a compassion center). Admission is only 5 dollars. Put it on your calendar now!