PIONEERS, PLACES, AND HISTORY
Northern California is where the battle for legalized cannabis was waged. It’s an important story of human rights, patient access, and compassion. The Cannabis Trail honors the pioneers, places and significant historical moments that paved the way for the legal cannabis access we have today.
The Cannabis Trail travels from Santa Cruz to Weaverville. It will exist as an iconic cultural and historical trail, and serve as a third pillar alongside the Marin Cheese Trail and the Napa Wine Road. The Cannabis Trail will draw travelers, history buffs, cultural connoisseurs and cannabis enthusiasts seeking a memorable, immersive experience.
The Monument Initiative creates ten permanent, impactful art installments along The Cannabis Trail that pay homage to the people, places and benchmark moments of the California cannabis legalization movement.
Concepts in development include:
- Works of art dedicated to the patient rights activism and community organizing of Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary
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- The story of the War on Drugs and how it impacted communities
- The Back-to-the-Land migration of hippies to the north coast
- Small farmer life off-the-grid underground
- The role of cannabis as a medicine during the HIV/AIDS epidemic