I attended the city council meeting on June 17 regarding cannabis. I live, work and volunteer regularly in Carpinteria. I love this community and the values it stands for. I’m committed to giving back, because of all that Carpinteria has given to me. As a survivor of a traumatic brain injury, I worked hard to find relief and healing from my accident. Cannabis was the savior from the huge amounts of pain medication my doctor prescribed and because of that alternative medicine I’m fully functioning today.

I’m appreciative to the hundreds (most I know personally) of Carpinterians who came out in support of our local cannabis farmers. These farmers have been my friends for decades—we’ve collaborated on multiple fundraising projects, and I can attest firsthand to their integrity and commitment to our community. I, as are hundreds and hundreds of other Carpinterians, am grateful for this new industry and stand proudly with our local, organic cannabis farmers and the good they bring to so many in need.

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