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WAMM Fundraising To Buy Santa Cruz Garden


The Santa Cruz-based Wo/Mens’ Alliance for Medical Marijuana is the “gold standard” for medical marijuana collectives in California for several reasons. Top-shelf biologics are given away to sick people for free, as is the whole vegetable oil some patients have attributed to shrinking tumors. The rest of us pay rock bottom prices.

Now they need your help to keep this cannabis good cause going.

The collective is crowdfunding the purchase of the garden in the Santa Cruz Mountains where some of WAMM’s 900 patients help grow their own medicine, as they have done for decades.

It’s hard to overstate the significance of WAMM in the medical marijuana movement. The collective started in 1993, before Prop. 215. The garden survived a 2002 Drug Enforcement Administration raid and is still going strong — and growing heirlooms you won’t see anywhere else.

The land is owned by co-founder Valerie Corral and her husband. The Corrals are finalizing their divorce, which means the land must be “divided,” as the Santa Cruz Sentinel put it.

Cash is needed for the collective to buy the land and be the long-term owner…possibly forever. WAMM aims to raise $150,000 within two months. By the press deadline, 10 days after an Indiegogo campaign, about $15,000 had been pledged.

Visit their website and their IndieGoGo for more information and to donate.

Photo by Chris Roberts


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