In the past, Illinoisans have had community groups to help bring likeminded folks together, from freemasonry to the quilter’s club, but with legalization in the Prairie State, Illinoisans can now come together at the Aurora Cannabis Club and learn about cannabis with other “growers, enthusiasts, medical patients, and anybody else who wants to learn about cultivation”.
The Aurora Cannabis Club, small collective of cannabis growers/companies and enthusiasts, started April 20, 2021. The Aurora Cannabis Club came about after a conversation between Nelson @prairiegrassselections and Ryan @rfcanna about “wanting to have a space for cannabis minded folks to gather that offered the community a place to learn and share information.” The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, from 7-9 p.m. at Ignite Vape & Glass.
“We have both been involved with cannabis cultivation for years and wanted to create an environment for local growers, enthusiasts, med patients and anybody else who wants to learn about cultivation,” Ryan said. “The Aurora Cannabis Club has been actively doing our monthly meet-ups since 2021; we also hold workshops/classes and during the warmer months you can find us at outdoor events with Homegrown Supplies in St Charles. We’ve hosted a couple roll offs and seed swap there, as well.”
The Aurora Cannabis Club agenda is focused on homegrow and medical patient access, which they believe to be absolutely important to Illinois.
“As people know there have been multiple hiccups that businesses and individuals face here in the Illinois market, and we try to do our part to educate as many people about growing your own cannabis as possible” said Ryan. “Especially those who are just starting out, current growers looking for tips or anyone looking for a creative exchange of information to better their gardens.”
The Aurora Cannabis Club also cares deeply about the importance of Illinois’ home grow laws, specifically extending the plant count for medical patients and allowing recreational users to partake in home grow as well. Visit our recently published piece “Part 6: What Illinois cannabis patients really want” about the feedback Illinois News Joint has received over the last few years about extending plant limits.
“We have a lot of things we’re currently planning for the 2023 year,” Ryan said. “In addition to our monthly meet ups, people can expect more seed swaps, workshops, classes, some guest speakers, and a couple large scale outdoor events as well.”
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