Tawnie Logan Steps Down as Head of Sonoma County Growers Alliance

Terry Garrett, a managing member of the GoLocal cooperative, has been tapped to assist during the transition.

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An outspoken advocate for cannabis farmers, Tawnie Logan has stepped down from her role as executive director of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance after two years leading the organization through an era of profound change for California’s marijuana industry.

Logan, 35, will remain involved with the nonprofit group as chairwoman of its board of directors, a position that will allow her to continue pushing for farmer-friendly policies while pursuing business plans of her own. That could involve a role in a newly conceived dispensary that would showcase boutique Sonoma County-grown cannabis, she said.

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Logan is shifting roles as the 200-member growers alliance prepares to enter a new phase of advocacy for Sonoma County’s cannabis farmers. With local cannabis business permit programs underway, the organization can put greater focus on helping its members find footing in a newly regulated market after decades operating within collective models or the illegal market.

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