I received the below message via e-mail and figured it was worth passing along:
We are sure you have heard by now that an initiative has been filed with the city of Denver to make the limited social use of cannabis legal. What you may not know is that members of the Vicente Sederberg team, along with Mason Tvert of the MPP team, have donated many volunteer hours to the campaign already.
But we need your help to put this initiative on the ballot. The Committee for Limited Social Cannabis Consumption must raise $25,000 to ensure that it has enough money to pay for the signature drive, which must be completed in early August. Can you make a contribution?
Members of the cannabis community have started to step up. Denver Relief's Kayvan Khalatbari made the first big splash with a $2,500 contribution. He is hoping - as are we - that at least four or five other members of the cannabis community will match his generosity. If you are one of those people, please reply so that we can tell you how to make your contribution.
More recently, Travis Howard and Shift Cannabis Co. made a $1,000 contribution through the campaign's GoFundMe page - http://www.gofundme.com/SocialUseInDenver - which is a quick and simple way to donate. If you are able to match that contribution, great. But contributions of $500, $250, $100, or even $25 are greatly appreciated, too. It all adds up! Just click on the link to get started.
We are spending our time on this campaign because we believe it is a critical step toward bringing cannabis and cannabis users out of the shadows. Those of us who enjoy cannabis shouldn't be forced to sit at home in order to consume it. And if alcohol users are allowed to socialize together, whether they are listening to music, shooting some pool, or just laughing and hanging out, then cannabis users deserve the same freedom.
For years, members of the Vicente Sederberg team have been intimately involved in efforts to end marijuana prohibition and establish a responsible cannabis industry in Colorado and around the country. From Brian Vicente and Josh Kappel's work with Sensible Colorado to Steve Fox's work on SAFER and the Amendment 64 campaign to Christian Sederberg's dedication to post-Amendment 64 implementation efforts, they have consistently fought for progress. This initiative embodies that same spirit.
So please consider supporting this historic campaign by making a contribution today. In the alternative, please let us know if you are able to help by collecting signatures yourself or by allowing a volunteer to be present at your retail shop to gather signatures during busy hours.
Thanks in advance for joining us in this fight.