Krewe de Kannabis (Est 4.20)

History

The Krewe De Kannabis was established in 4/20 (April 2020) following the Pensacola Mardi Gras parade ahead of the COVID era. A group of pro-cannabis moms (and our families) attended the parade, and planned on doing it every year thereafter. Following the parade, we talked about trying to joining a Krewe that will accept pro-cannabis moms. Then we learned that so many great Krewes in our area had outstanding missions and advocacy work that they stood for. So we thought, “hmmm, maybe we could stand up a pro-cannabis Krewe in an increased effort to break the stigma?” Which a bunch of us were already trying to do. What better way than a pro cannabis Mardi Gras Krewe to reach the masses! That would turn some heads huh?! And April 2020 would never happen again, so it was perfect timing. We didn’t really know what we were doing, but we gained mentorship, and although COVID slowed some things down, it did NOT stop us!

We are a social/LLC club, which my make it to a non-profit eventually, but will be at least contributing to member chosen cannabis focused non profits.

The mission of the Krewe De Kannabis is to engage the community in an increased effort to educate people on the benefits of the cannabis plant, remove the historically negative stigma associated with cannabis, and advocate for the full legalization of all forms of cannabis. We strive to end the prohibition of cannabis, normalize use, and shift the stigma- in our area, and beyond.

There are over 600,000+ patients in the Florida MMJ program, with probably just as many using it illegally. Positive cannabis reform cannot happen without people like us willing to speak up about it. If you want to see full federal legalization, this is a great organization to be a part of to help those efforts along. We need all the help we can get, and want to see this become one of the hottest Krewe’s in our area!

Membership

The Krewe has approximately 45 members.

Events

Let’s raise some funds for the Krewe de Kannabis’s efforts and advocacy work in our community and beyond! Please join us for a hilarious night with a cannabis focused spin!

This is an OPEN MIC NIGHT Competition event, so if you’re interested in taking the mic for your comedic debut, or you’re seasoned and want to support a great cause, we’d LOVE to see what you got on the mic! Sign up and $5 MIC Donation is required, and $250 1st place basket up for grabs for the winner! Our very own Stef & Dana are taking the mic to lead the way for their first time! Thank you to Gulf Coast Brewery for donating the space! Doors open at 6ish, show starts right at 7. We will also have a 50/50 raffle, and Food Truck on site. Bar carries beer/wine to order.

Wear your best cannabis culture attire, but please be comfy (& cozy incase it’s a little chilly). Please purchase ticket ahead of entry. Space is limited, and we’d like to attempt to set up enough seats. Our last event was standing room only after 7. No ticket – no entry. No refunds for no shows. Thank you for your donation! If space allows, you can get tickets at the door the day of the event ($15 in advance, $20 at the door). Krewe member and Comic discount offered!

Encourage social distancing, masks optional. Judgement free zone. Come ready to LAUGH and support a GREAT organization! Encourage non-perishable food donations as we are accepting for Manna, and they are in dire need this holiday season! Anyone who brings food donations will get a Krewe de Kannabis souvenir cup!

Note: Medical Marijuana may not be consumed openly at this event, nor will any products be sold.

Details

President: Crystal Silins – Executive/Founding Board Member

Vice President: Melissa Nicholson – Founding Board Member

Float Chair: Dana Kniffen 

Misson

Supporting FLCAN for the Right of Adults to Cannabis Initiative:
https://flcan.org/ Supporting Buds for Veteran: Buds for Vets is a Florida-based direct support organization that assists Veterans who are seeking to use cannabis as medicine. We provide subsidized doctor screenings; where allowed to do so legally. https://www.budsforvets.org/

Supporting:
The Last Prisoner Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. LPP was founded in 2019 out of the belief that if anyone is able to profit and build wealth in the legal cannabis industry, those individuals must also work to release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization. https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/