We're Bringing the Cannabis Industry to You
The Cannabis Institute at Seattle Central College is excited to announce that will now be hosting monthly meetings of the Cannabis Alliance.
The Cannabis Alliance “is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry.” Stated briefly, they work to make it work.
To learn more about the work that they do, we spoke with Danielle Rosellison, president of The Cannabis Alliance. In addition to her role with the Alliance, Danielle is co-owner of 502 producer Trailblazin’ Productions, and board member of both The Cannabis Farmers Council and Washington Federation of Marijuana Businesses.
For those unfamiliar, what exactly is the Cannabis Alliance? Why does it matter?
The Cannabis Alliance is the merging of 5 other cannabis associations who realized we are more powerful unified, than scattered and fractured.
We are a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry.
Basically, we’re the good guys.
Why is involvement with professional organizations important?
This industry, more so than most, has so many moving parts, as well as 70 years of misinformation.
In order to combat those misconceptions, we need to be organized and strategic. Professional organizations are the best way to accomplish those goals.
What are the Alliance's current priorities?
The Cannabis Alliance is focused on getting cannabis designated as agriculture (but not for tax purposes), legalizing sharing and consumption clubs, lowering the excise tax in some cases, and eliminating the excise tax for medical patients.
Is it open to those who want to be involved in cannabis and don't know where to start? How would you suggest someone become involved?
Come to a general meeting, which is on the second Thursday of the month from 12pm – 2pm, at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center.
It’s free the first time for students, and you can decide then whether or not you want to become a member. It’s a great way to network and learn more about this burgeoning industry.