This summer has already been off to a great start with the UKCSC’s summer protest picnics rolling out across the country.
We have already seen Durham Cannabis Club host an event each month this summer with a further two planned to see us through up in the North East. These have been fantastic for bringing lots of the local clubs and independent activists together to team up and build bonds to take the movement they are creating a step further. Transitioning from social media movements to Private Members Clubs that look out for eachother and plant some coordinated local campaigns to bring about cannabis awareness is what the UKCSC is all about.
Brighton Cannabis Club hosted Green Pride 4 on July 1st which caught the attention of Sussex Police who attended and gave out 13 cautions and fines to some of the 3,400 in attendance. This is without a doubt the biggest event outside of 420 in the UK and it looks as though the Brighton team will be applying for an official licence for the 5th installment of a very well loved community event. With over 25 companies and food booths coming and setting up we know this is what our community is crying out for in Brighton. July really is the month for Pride and we are proud to be a part of that.
Basingstoke Cannabis Club held their Blazingstoke event which saw a good turn out dispite the rain hammering down all day, barely letting up for even 5 minutes. Talks were given from the UKCSC, The Tottenham Compassion Club and United Patients Alliance encouraging people to get involved in their activism locally and why we all started doing what we do. It sounds like the Basingstoke clubs will be getting back together in September for a Blazingstoke Part 2 and try and get the last bit of summer for some more good times and connecting with the community.
Bristol Cannabis Club did something a little different this year and held a Canna-Cycle integrating a love of herb and cycling around Bristol. This is part of a series of events the club is hosting that shows people cannabis isn’t all about getting stoned, thee are plenty of us that take health seriously and want to help break the stigma that often controls the mainstreams thoughts when it comes to cannabis.
Still to come though in August, there are a number of events for you to attend and choose from.
Saturday 5 August – Hampshire Cannabis Community // Eastney Beach
Saturday 5 August – Peterborough Cannabis Social Club // Rutland “Smoke On The Water”
Saturday 5-6 August – North Wales Cannabis Community // Aberystwith Canna Camp
Sunday 6 August – Pontefract Cannabis Community // Meet & Greet 2
If your club has an event in August or September and you would like to inform the community about it please get in touch with us so we can add it to the list and learn a bit more about what you are doing with your club if you are in one.
Don’t forget Product Earth Expo taking place over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd of September in Birmingham for another fantastic networking opportunity, where you can meet clubs, buisnesses to forge connections with and learn from the dozen+ speakers the UKCSC are hosting on the Seminar Zone stage from across the UK, Europe and the United States. This is one NOT to be missed! Make sure you book your tickets in advance to skip the queu and not miss out on your VIP passes for the weekend!