Cannabis forum set for Thursday at Nevada Theatre |

Cannabis forum set for Thursday at Nevada Theatre

Recreational, medicinal, changing trends and the future of marijuana — speakers at a Thursday cannabis forum are expected to address all those subjects.

“A Conversation on Cannabis” is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Speakers include Steve DeAngelo, a national cannabis advocate, activist and entrepreneur, as well as Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association.

“We’re right at the precipice of a big election that relates to the cannabis community,” said Sarah Grew, chairwoman of the Gold Country chapter of Women Grow, which is sponsoring the event.

Tickets to the forum are $25 and can be purchased online at, and then by searching for “Women Grow Gold Country” in the search bar. Several events, including Thursday’s, will appear.

Tickets also can be bought at the door with cash only.

The money will go to the local Women Grow chapter.

The event will begin with networking from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Forrest Hurd, the father of a boy with intractable epilepsy who uses medical marijuana, is then scheduled to speak. Grew will follow, she said.

DeAngelo and Allen will begin speaking around 7 p.m. Questions from the audience will start around 8:30 p.m.

“I will take advantage of the evening to highlight the unique opportunity that cannabis presents to rural California, distinguish sustainable agriculture from industrial agriculture culture and discuss this distinction in the context of the current policy conversation happening in Nevada County and throughout California,” Allen said in an email.

Thursday’s meeting comes just over a month from the Nov. 8 general election. In addition to picking a new president and U.S. senator, California voters will decide on several statewide initiatives.

One of those is Proposition 64, which if passed would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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