Seeking Work in the Cannabis Economy? Redwood Women’s Foundation Offers a Safety Workshop
Redwood Women’s Foundation Workshop
Wednesday October 12, 2016 6-8:00pm
Location: Humboldt Herbals Classroom, Eureka Ca
Registration Donation: $10 per attendee
Complete Registration using the Ticket link above
*This workshop is being offered to women in the industry, as well as community members and service providers.
HARM REDUCTION IN THE HILLS:
Is a workshop hosted by Another Realm with Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR) leading the discussion of, guidelines for safe hill work by using a Harm Reduction approach. Many communities that are entrenched in prohibition come with a set of strengths and weaknesses. Humboldt County is no different; we have many people in the cannabis community who are ethical and humane business folk and some who are absolutely not. However, there is a risk associated with working in an industry plagued by prohibition and this workshop discussion is centered on mitigating the harms that may come up for many who are working or seeking out work in the cannabis economy.
Sociologist and HACHR board chair Brandie Wilson will explore with us what a Harm Reduction approach looks like while working or looking for work in an industry that is not yet legal. HACHR is a local Harm Reduction non-profit whose mission is “To reduce harm to the Humboldt community through education, advocacy and services.” Brandie will be relying on her years of qualitative and quantitative sociological research of women in the cannabis industry. Brandie has been collecting field notes and conducting in-depth interviews with women and men in the Cannabis industry since 2009. It is the harmful drug policy of prohibition that is negatively impacting our community and presenting opportunities for unethical behavior in the Cannabis Community. This workshop brings forward the tools that many people over time, have gathered and shared with her on the topic of hill work, safety, violence, and ethics. This workshop is a discussion of those strategies and approaches for safety in the hills. As with any discussion please bring with you any suggestions and approaches that you have heard or know of for safety to add to the discussion. The more approaches we have to ending unethical behavior in the hills, the better.
Links to “The Underground; A Sociological exploration of women in the cannabis industry” by Brandie Wilson M.A.