A letter to our sponsors


Dear Friends,

The time has come for clear and sound policy regarding cannabis in California, and it all starts with sound medical-cannabis policy.

When it comes to medical-cannabis regulations, Sonoma County is one of the most progressive counties—and it stands clear that we must defend and enhance these policies whenever we can.

Citizens for Responsible Access (CRA) is a California political action committee (PAC) that works hard to ensure that the needs and rights of patients are at the forefront of our local policies and guidelines. But we need your help.

Support our work today by becoming a sponsor of our event. Your donation of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or other generous contribution helps out this exciting new project!

CRA Launch Event

June 21, 2015

6:00 pm to Sunset
Heron Hall, 900 Stanford Road
Santa Rosa, California


Come enjoy the beautiful, natural setting of Heron Hall, adjacent to the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Enjoy local seasonal foods, delicious local drinks and warm company as we celebrate the foundation of this most important group.

GUEST Speakers

Omar Figueroa, a medical-cannabis attorney and longtime advocate, will provide insight into the Sonoma County legal system and sheriff's department. Omar’s Sonoma County insights will help us understand the implications of what will surely be felt throughout California in the near future.

Robert Jacob, Executive Director of Peace in Medicine and Vice Mayor of Sebastopol, will outline the legal framework from which dispensaries operate, the interface with local government, and the evolution of this industry as we experience legalization of recreational cannabis in the near future. 

With special guest Kristin Nevedal, Chairwoman of the Emerald Growers Association.

Join us today!  CRA is a consortium of activists and advocates who have led the way in cannabis policy so as to protect citizens, local patients, and the community at large.  Ours is an effort to broaden the discussion about sound cannabis policy in order to implement lasting regulations.

Success in Santa Rosa & Healdsburg! Santa Rosa City Council approved reviewing the Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary ordinance, a task 6 years overdue! And the Healdsburg City Council agreed they needed more public input before approving a cultivation ordinance that would have banned outdoor cultivation entirely! But that’s just the start. We need your help to advocate for important changes like expanded hours of operation and removal of the arbitrary 500 per month patient cap. 

A bit about our beginning: This past December, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors threatened to roll back our local cannabis guidelines without any input from public stakeholders. Citizens for Responsible Access, in conjunction with patients, concerned citizens and community organizations, rallied to keep guidelines fair and consistent.

It is clear, however, that we must continue working hard with our elected leaders, patients, local businesses and community groups to establish a comprehensive and cohesive framework for cannabis policy.  In this spirit, we are focused on working with lawmakers throughout California to affect positive change for cannabis policy reform.

Citizens for Responsible Access is committed to developing policy that works to protect the needs of all – our patients, citizens, landlords and environment.  We are working within the political system and need your help to become more effective.

With your financial support Citizens for Responsible Access can continue to fight for sound cannabis policy. Please sponsor our LAUNCH event today!

Your support will allow us to continue to educate our community and elected leaders. It ensures we have a seat at the table to affect cannabis policy.  And it makes sure that we continue to move regulations forward that are just, comprehensive, and a model for the entire State.

Again, please support our work today and sponsor CRA’s LAUNCH event on June 21st from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Heron Hall in Santa Rosa.  Please help out with $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500 $5,000, or whatever you can to help out this exciting new project!

Legalization of cannabis may be around the corner, but we have to remain vigilant so that all of our citizens continue to have responsible access to medicinal cannabis.  Now is the time to create the best model regulations that we can.

Thank you for your support!