Special Invitation & Election Win

holstege_won_election_headline-page-001.jpg You are invited to attend a virtual meeting of the Brownie Mary Democrats on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. to meet Christy Holstege who just won election to the AD47 assembly district which covers the Coachella Valley to the Pass and up into portions of the Morongo Basin.

Christy is an amazing young woman who is beginning her move up the political ladder. She was first elected to serve on Palm Springs City Council in 2017 as part of the first all-LGBTQ city council in the country. Christy was re-elected in a landslide in 2020, serving as the city’s first ever female mayor, the city’s first millennial mayor, and the first openly bisexual mayor in America.

palm_springs_pot_life.jpgMAPP members appeared at a Palm Springs City Council meeting way back in 2008 asking that they allow the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries as permitted by SB 420. They listened to us and then acted to become the first city in the Inland Empire to allow for medical cannabis distribution. The city continues to allow for easy access with over 2 dozen dispensaries, cultivation facilities and manufacturers.

Christy has always supported cannabis legalization and helped keep PS a hot bed of cannabis accessibility. With a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School, Christy can make sense of California’s byzantine cannabis laws. Now that she is an State Assemblymember she is in a position to help us secure an implementation of Prop. 64 that will make access to cannabis reliable, local, safe and most importantly AFFORDABLE. She would like to hear from us what improvements need to be made in cannabis regulations and what the state legislature can do to improve it. For more information on Christy CLICK HERE.

magnify_glass_(3).jpgIn addition to Christy’s presentation, there will be an analysis of the results of the election in California and the nation with a look at the two new states that passed initiatives legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Although the outlook for repealing federal cannabis prohibition is gloomy, all is not lost and there is a pathway for ending federal prohibition that will be discussed along with some prognostications as what may happen with cannabis in 2023.

Here's the Zoom link info:


Call in on your phone at 669-444-9171 - Meet ID 835 9234 5000


poster_2436_rev2-page-001.jpg With trumpets blaring and breaking-news-01.jpgdrums rolling I would like to announce that I won my election to the Board of Directors of the San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District. I will be the only RN on the Board and will be bringing compassion and common sense values and ideas to the forefront of the discussions relating to health care services. If and when cannabis is removed from the Schedule of Controlled Substances, I will also be advocating for its use in our community hospital if a doctor believes it will be of benefit to a hospitalized patient.

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