Organizers are excited to hold the first Bay Area Cannabis Pride Celebration Thursday (July 11) from 7 to 11 p.m. in Oakland.
Tali Eisenberg with Geter Done Productions, in partnership with Brian Applegarth of the Cannabis Trail, organized the event, which is being held to draw attention to the groundbreaking activism of the LGBTQ community in the development of the modern cannabis industry.
The event includes a screening of Applegarth’s 16-minute documentary, The Secret Story: How Medical Cannabis was Re-Legalized in the U.S., which is based on conversations he had with the late Dennis Peron, a gay man who helped lead the medical marijuana legalization effort in California.
Sherry Glaser, an actor, comedian, cannabis activist, and founder of the Love In It Cooperative, will emcee the evening. Programming includes storytelling by Terrance Alan, co-owner of Flore cafe in San Francisco; John Entwistle, Peron’s surviving partner; Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center; and other leaders.
Topping off the evening will be a dance party with special guests from the LGBT community.
Organizers said that 5% of the proceeds will be donated to TLC.
People must be 21 or older to attend; organizers said it is a non-consumption gathering.
Tickets are $25; the address will be provided with ticket purchase. For tickets and more information, visit here.