Color for Cannabis – An Art Show Supporting Marijuana Reform in Missouri
When: Saturday, November 1, at 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Koken Art Factory Tank Room (2500 Ohio Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63104)
Support reform in Missouri by attending this benefit art show for Show-Me Cannabis! Local artists are encouraged to contribute pieces for exhibition; there is no charge for artists to exhibit.
There will be a $12 recommended contribution for attendees. Artists will also have original pieces for sale at the show.
Click here to join the Facebook event. Please invite your friends and ask the artists you know to participate!
Saint Louis Trivia Night Fundraiser
When: Sunday, November 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Where: ArtBar STL (2732 Cherokee St.)
Show-Me Cannabis will host a trivia night fundraiser in Saint Louis on Sunday, November 9, at ArtBar at 2732 Cherokee. Doors will open at 5:30, and trivia starts at 6:00.
Advance tickets are just $20 per person or $100 for a team of six. Prices at the door will be $5 more per person, so buy now and save!
The event will include ten rounds of trivia, and the winning table will receive a cash prize of $200. If you have questions or need help forming a team, contact John W. Payne at email@example.com.
Come hang out with fellow cannabis law reformers for a Sunday Fun Day trivia event and support a good cause on November 9. Click here to buy your tickets today!
Race and the Drug War
When: Wednesday, November 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: Mary L. Kelly Center (2803 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64130)
Please join Show-Me Cannabis for a forum to discuss the issues of racism in the criminal justice system, marijuana prohibition and creating responsible policy for Missouri.
Our featured speakers include:
- Ira Glasser, who served as the National Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1978-2001. Mr. Glasser is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Drug Policy Alliance.
- Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Mr. Franklin is a 34-year veteran of the Maryland State and Baltimore Police Departments, where he oversaw numerous drug task forces.
- Representative Brandon Ellington represents Missouri’s 22nd District in Jackson County and serves as the Vice-Chair for Missouri’s Black Legislative Caucus. Rep. Ellington is the cofounder of Voices of the People and serves as president of I Am My Brother’s Keeper in Kansas City.
Lunch-and-Learn with Ira Glasser and Neill Franklin
When: Thursday, November 13, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: UMKC School of Law Student Lounge
More details forthcoming. Keep an eye on this space!
Ira Glasser and Neill Franklin at Mizzou
When: Thursday, November 13
Join us for Neill Franklin’s talk, Ira Glasser’s, or both!
Franklin will speak about his experiences as a drug warrior at 4:30 p.m. in the Agriculture Building, Room 2-07. Later that evening at 7:00 p.m., Glasser will speak in Tate Hall.
In between, we will host a meet-and-greet fundraiser at Bleu (811 E. Walnut Street in Columbia). Admission will be $10 for students and $25 for non-students.
The Coming Cannabis Industry in Missouri
When: Friday, November 14, at 6:00 PM
Where: Nebula (3407 S. Jefferson Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63118)
The cannabis industry is growing rapidly nationwide, and the passage of a CBD bill this year has created the beginnings of a legal cannabis industry in Missouri for the first time in nearly 70 years. Join Show-Me Cannabis for a discussion about how a legal cannabis industry can boost economic growth in Missouri and learn how businesses in states such as Colorado, Oregon, and Illinois are already prospering.
This event is free and open to the public.
After the discussion, please join us for drinks and appetizers at an intimate fundraiser at the offices of KAOH Media at 2210 Pestalozzi. There will be a suggested contribution of $100 at the fundraiser.
Fall Cannabis Law Reform Conference
When: Saturday, November 15
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis (200 North Fourth St., St. Louis, MO 63102)
Show-Me Cannabis will be hosting a conference on the hows and whys of reforming cannabis laws in Missouri and nationwide. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza.
There is a minimum suggested contribution of $10 to attend the conference.
- Ira Glasser, former Executive Director of the ACLU
- Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
- Radley Balko, Washington Post blogger and police militarization expert
We have confirmed these additional speakers: members of Show-Me Cannabis’ board of directors and NORML chapter leaders from across the state, Missouri ACLU Executive Director Jeff Mittman, Missouri Association for Social Welfare Executive Director Jeanette Mott-Oxford, Rep. Mike Butler, Rep. Brandon Ellington, Rep. Mike Colona, and Saint Louis Magazine publisher and editor Ray Hartmann.
The conference will be followed by a private dinner and auction at Frazer’s (1811 Pestalozzi) starting at 7:00 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity to dine and discuss with our speakers and the leaders of this movement from across Missouri and beyond. If you’d like to contribute an item to the fundraiser auction, please email Executive Director John Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a $25 minimum contribution to attend the dinner, and guests can order from the menu. You can purchase tickets on our website here.
Nevada Town Hall Meeting
When: Thursday, November 20, at 6:00 PM
Where: Nevada Community Center (200 N Ash St, Nevada, Missouri 64772)
No matter your opinion on cannabis, come out and learn more about our cannabis laws and how we might reform them. We expect this will be an educational and interesting time for residents of Nevada and the surrounding areas.
The meeting will take place in the Community Meeting Room of the Nevada Community Center.
Panelists at the meeting will include Show-Me Cannabis board members Dan Viets and Amber Langston, police chief Tony Kirk, and former medical cannabis patient and SWAT raid victim Daryl Bertrand.
We hope to see you there! Join the Facebook event for updates.
Dine with Show-Me Cannabis in Springfield
When: Friday, November 21, at 7:00 PM
Where: Farmers Gastropub (2620 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804)
Dine with other cannabis reform activists and members of the Show-Me Cannabis board in Springfield on the evening of November 21. We hope to see many friends’ faces and meet some new folks as we look forward to a more free Missouri.
Dinner reservations are $100 per person. Tickets are available now and may be purchased here.
The main course will be your choice of Mountain Springs Trout Filet with Tarragon Butter, Black Gate Farm Dry Aged Grass Fed Organic Rib Eye, or Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce (Vegetarian). Appetizers and desserts will also be served.
Come out and support Missouri’s premier cannabis reform organization!
Repeal Day Party
When: Friday, December 5, from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118)
December 5 is the anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition and has been a celebrated date going back to 1933. Join Show-Me Cannabis this Repeal Day to celebrate the end of one prohibition and to help end another!
The party will take place at the Mad Art Gallery, which was originally built as a jail in the 1930’s. At the time of its construction, people were put into those cells for consuming alcohol. We have the good fortune to be able to look back on that foolish policy and learn an important lesson from it: Prohibition does not work!
An open bar will be available all evening and a special VIP reception from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. will include heavy appetizers.
Special early bird pricing is $50 and tickets for the VIP reception + party are only $75 through November 5. Get your tickets now and save!
So join us on December 5 to support the cause of ending cannabis prohibition, as our forebears ended alcohol prohibition 81 years ago. More details about the event will be announced soon, so watch this space for updates.