The Krewe De Kannabis was established in 4/20 (April 2020) following the Pensacola Mardi Gras parade ahead of the COVID era. A group of pro-cannabis moms (and our families) attended the Mardis Gras parade February 2020, and planned on doing it every year thereafter. Following the parade, we talked about potentially joining a Krewe that may be ok with some pro-cannabis moms joining. Then we learned that so many great Krewes in our area had outstanding missions and advocacy work that they represented. So we thought, “hmmm, maybe we could stand up a pro-cannabis Krewe in an increased effort to break the stigma?” Which a bunch of us were already trying to do. What better way than a pro cannabis Mardi Gras Krewe to reach the masses?! That would turn some heads huh?! And April 2020 would never happen again, so it was perfect timing. We didn’t really know what we were doing, but we gained mentorship, guidance, and brought together over 50 individuals to chip in on the vision!
And although COVID slowed some things down, it did NOT stop us! To get involved, our next membership drive will be invite only by a Krewe member, with sponsors having first dibs!