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!