Keep fighting the good fight KC! I'll add, thats a great logo on your shirt ;)
Peace and love,
KC For President! ;) good luck on your new adventures!
After 990 days, I leave Studio A64 in the hands of my fellow patriots and partners, Capt. Abner "Voodoo" Marrero, Janine "J9" Lee Choung, the new managing partner, Ambur Rose.
I will depart for a national tour to work with legislators, activist, and fellow patriots to end cannabis prohibition across this great nation.
Studio A64 was founded by cannabis rights advocate, KC Stark, and singer songwriter, Greg Benson. Studio A64 opened its doors on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, 2013 in the historical downtown district of Colorado Springs.
Studio A64 quickly became a hub for artists, musicians, comedians, poets, politicians and advocates to meet, practice their art, and petition their government for a more perfect union of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was not easy.
Studio A64 faced over 79 years of reefer madness and local threats from those in power that didn’t see cannabis consumers as equal. “If we are separate - we are not equal, therefore, we must have a place where Americans can gather and enjoy cannabis.” KC Stark
Over the next few years, Studio A64 and its members faced two public hearings; "I’m not here to beg for your acceptance — I demand it," KC Stark told Council, adding later: "You cannot take away my right, period. You are overstepping your authority.”
Studio A64 went on to win the appeals with planning and zoning (7-2) and city council approval (5-3.)
"On April 22, 2014, the City Council heard and denied the City of Colorado Springs Administration's appeal," wrote Peter Wysocki, the head of Planning. "The Notice and Order [to cease and desist] has been overturned and Studio A64 is no longer required to comply with the stipulations set forth therein."
Together, we did the impossible! Winning against all odds in historical fashion Studio A64 become America’s 1st licensed and approved Cannabis Club!
On September 22, 2015, Colorado Springs’ City Council passed a moratorium on new cannabis clubs in Colorado Springs (7-2) and and therefore grandfathering Studio A64 into the history books once again.
Today, I salute you! Without you, this would be for not. You, me, and we the people that make this nation great. Thank you for joining us.
Welcome to the Benevolent Order of the Buffalo, Studio A64.
America’s Original Cannabis Club - Inhale Responsibly!
thanks for the memories. it's been a long time in the making. soon, we shall end prohibition and set this nation on a new path of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I was half-listening to this last night, I was under the impression they removed the portion concerning MMJ and strictly put a moratorium on cannabis consumption clubs?
The County Commissioners are against marijuana and have no reason to be working against it. There appointments to the County Health Board are all anti marijuana. They seem to be silently working against the citizens vote.
great article. thanks. the times are a'changing.
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Next time we visit Manitou, we will probably try to get reservations..
id go to the bong a thon sounds kinda fun.
Crystal Tyler Smith...would love to give you info on both, mu hubby is also a ptsd and tbi disabled vet, we are both patients and he is badged and works in industry. Please find me on Facebook
I am moving to Colorado in October. I am 100% disabled Combat Veteran with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Im interested in Canabis treatment. How does it work. I may even be able to be an investor.
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Dont mean to be negative nancy but the marijuana dispesing game legit wise is terribly expensive, license fees upon rules and regulations, taxes the list goes on and on. Laws are meant to be followed, wanna sell marijuana/hash? Get a license to sell marijuana like the other 900 or so licensed dispensaries in the state. Dont cut corners- get license- period. I will say A64 club is the one needle in the haystack. And should be the ideal model for clubs across the state. At least they follow the rules and have been since they opened, kudos to that!!
thanks for the support, Luke. we appreciate all the work you and AOM have done. keep up the good work.
A64 is legit, the other clubs are selling marijuana, no packaging requirements, no oversite, no grow requirements, no hash production requirements, nothing that all the dispensaries have to follow as far as rules and reggulations. No license fees and you CAN be a felon. So so soooooooo unfair to the people really trying to play by the rules(dispensary owners). I hope he does crack down, this has gone on wayyyyy too long, there is a reasin the clubs
are banned in other cities
I find it especially appalling that the Mayor refused to comment to the public about his plans. The top public servant refuses to explain himself to his Masters. I propose a new law… one that requires every public employee who draws their paycheck out of the public coffers to wear a butler/maid uniform. Maybe we all need a constant visual reminder of what their job title actually is beneath all the legal mumbo-jumbo.
Is there no place left where a person is simply free to peacefully do as they please as long as they do no harm to others? I'm really curious what problem the mayor is hoping to fix with a new set of laws regulating social clubs. I've had many great nights at StudioA64 and never once did I have the feeling that it would have been better if only there were a couple more laws regulating our voluntary interactions with one another.
I actually expected the mayor to pull something like this. I give my full support to the cannabis clubs and cannabis community of Colorado Springs. I have been helped tremendously by the cannabis community and the clubs in particular. They are not only a safe place to go and enjoy the company of friends while medicating they have been a big supporter of the cannabis refugees. I have even been at risk of having my electricity turned off and the Speakeasy held a fundraiser to keep it on. Members of the 420 Speakeasy has helped me with medicine when I have been out and The A64 club has always included me in all events and treated me like family. As the old saying goes,"If something isn't broke don't try to fix it. The cannabis clubs are operating as they should be, benefiting the community while educating on the benefits of cannabis and fighting to end prohibition. I see no reason for the mayor to interfere and try to make changes to an already wonderful industry.
Mr. Stark's Studio A64 Cannabis Club has helped me tremendously. My family came here from Texas as Cannabis Refugees to to save my life from epilepsy. Studio A64 was the only place that I could medicate legally, since we were staying in a hotel. I could not medicate in the hotel, or in the parking lot, or even sit in our car in parking lot to medicate, without breaking Colorado Laws on Public Cannabis Smoking, and DUI. Studio A64 gave me a safe place to medicate, relax, and enjoy myself after having 10-50 seizures daily in Texas, I am now 51 days Seizure Free on Cannabis in Colorado Springs. Studio A64 is a MUST HAVE in Colorado Springs, so we can have a safe, relaxing place to enjoy recreational Cannabis or Medicinal Cannabis, without breaking your laws!
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