Summary: OK, we got a fight on our hands. This is a defining moment for us. Everyone needs to get in on the Wednesday Hearing. New document post on the website. 2 tasks left to perform after the Hearing. Both are important, but we need everyone on the call Wednesday 3:15 pm to push back on Stiver. Statewide call-in. ELECTION. Your chance to get involved with the AMIA and help set our direction is coming as well.
I want to reach out to Greg Eagle of Kodiak, and Chelsea Foster of the Valley. Their help was greatly appreciated during the testimony on Lt. Jamie (pronounced Hy'-mee). They will move him on. It is my thought that if he got lessons on Cannabis from Dolly (Peace Frog Botanicals) and Pat (High Bush Buds) on the Kenai, that Jamie is going to develop and understanding of the industry. My confidence in those two women is high. (No, I am not going to put a quarter in the jar for cannabis puns.)
OK,here is the chronology of how this needs to roll out.
Right Now: You need to make sure that you are sending an email to the Labor and Commerce committee.
KEEP YOUR LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL, NO SLURS, NO POTTY MOUTH.
WE ARE TRYING TO WORK WITHIN THE SYSTEM TO AFFECT CHANGE.
PLAY BY THE RULES OR GET YOURSELF IGNORED.
There is a new document up with instructions on the website. The button for the PDF is on the homepage, and it is labeled "Details & Email info to Stop Stiver v3"
Tomorrow: We absolutely need everyone who can to jump on the call and testify against Vivian Stiver. The committee starts it's hearing at 3:15 pm and details are in the document on the AMIA Home Page: alaskamarijuanaindustry.org
Also Wednesday: The Statewide Call-In is happening on Wednesday after the Stiver hearing. I think that it is going to be an EXTREMELY interesting meeting. Hope you are there.
Immediately after the Wednesday flurry of activity: We will be talking/posting about the ELECTION of officers for the Executive Board of the Association. We are going to have a March Election as we had discussed in a number of earlier Blogs, but we are primarily focused on getting the Stiver nomination rejected.
There will be a more comprehensive post that will only be about the ELECTION before the weekend. If you want to participate in the ELECTION remember that you MUST be a member in good standing, which means your dues need to be paid. If you want to be involved in the ELECTION and need status or details, you only need to reach out to the Director. Simple.
Please make sure that if you see something on the website, or you see a blog post that isn't making it's way to you, contact the AMIA email to: email@example.com , we'll make sure you are on the mailing list.