I’m writing to you about a matter of the utmost importance both to me
personally, and to the marijuana movement.

The WAMM collective https://wamm.org in Santa Cruz, California is facing
the loss of the land where, since 1993, they’ve grown low-cost or no-cost
cannabis https://wamm.org/medicine for seriously ill patients otherwise
unable to afford medicine. The loss of this land could mean the end of the
collective forever, cutting hundreds of seriously ill patients off from
their only supply.

And so they’ve launched a #SaveWAMM! campaign to raise enough money to keep
WAMM on their land and growing for their members, including a newly
launched Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that’s quickly gaining momentum.

The official campaign page https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-wamm-the-gold-standard-cannabis-collective
offers a detailed 20-year history of the collective, including how WAMM
survived a DEA raid in 2002
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-16-raid-usat_x.htm,
two weeks later handed out free marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/18/national/18POT.html?pagewanted=all to
terminally ill members on the steps of City Hall surrounded by thousands of
supporters, and then successfully sued
http://www.alternet.org/story/15769/fighting_back_in_santa_cruz%3A_pot_patients_sue_the_feds
the
federal government, with help from their local county and the ACLU.

WAMM co-founder Valerie Corral was also a co-author of Proposition 215 in
1996.

Check out this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsP2AzhadjM
for more info.

Dave and I have been active WAMM volunteers since moving out here five
years ago, and with our own eyes, we’ve seen hundreds of lives transformed
by WAMM in that time, including our own. We’ve also met families who rely
on WAMM to treat their children’s epilepsy, because there’s no other
affordable source, and many others who use WAMM’s high THC and CBD oils to
successfully treat cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, and
many other serious conditions.