My name is Tony Verruso.
I am the co-founder of The Genezen Project, a medicinal marijuana facility that provides cannabis care solutions to persons afflicted with epilepsy, veterans suffering from PSTD, and chemotherapy patients struggling to overcome cancer.
As I expressed after the passage of Proposition 64 in November of last year, Stanislaus County can serve as a leader in cannabis research and a model for tightly controlled, environmentally friendly, sustainable cannabis agriculture. Environmentally friendly means growing a product to serve patients’ needs that is free from harmful pesticides, growth enhancers, and other harmful additives. Tightly controlled means a fully tested product, that allows track and trace, seed to sale to work. I want to commend the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors for making the right decision. We believe that your staff has presented a workable path to provide enforceable regulation of cannabis businesses for the benefit of our community. Those of us who are lifetime members of the Stanislaus County community want sensible regulations that we all can live with and that bring in necessary revenue for strict enforcement.
We who grew up here, attended local schools, started local businesses love our communities, and want what is best. By enacting this well-crafted proposal, you will provide the regulation and control that we all need, and that I have advocated for so long. Most importantly, by enacting this proposal you demonstrate that Stanislaus County is a true leader in cannabis regulation and enforcement. And, you will assure that revenue that the County needs to assure public safety.
Again thank you to Stanislaus County for all their hard work.