Following the wildfires that devastated California, the National Cannabis Industry Association and its state affiliate, the California Cannabis Industry Association, are hosting an industry fundraiser in Santa Rosa for fire relief efforts.
“Many in our own business community have been hit hard by this tragedy and we are proud to be able to come together and support the victims of the devastating fires at this critical time,” said Aaron Smith, NCIA executive director, in a press release. “The North Bay is cannabis country and it’s our duty to give back to our friends and neighbors who have lost everything.”
Due to federal laws, state-legal canna-businesses have difficulty accessing insurance, which would help offset losses, and have limited or no access to federal FEMA relief. Proceeds from the event will support the Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
The California Growers Association will also be participating in the fundraiser, raising funds for its Wildfire Relief Fund. Other co-hosts of the event are the Berkeley Patients Group, Flow Kana, Harborside Health Center, the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, SPARC, and the CCIA-Sonoma County Chapter.
The event will be held Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Dry Creek Ballroom & Knight Valley Gardens.