The well-organized event included several speakers (Supervisor David Campos among them), award presentations, and informational tables that distributed anything from hemp t-shirts to Marijuana-laced desserts prepared by the compassionate chef John Martinelli.
Following the ceremony, the community feasted on desserts and several bold performers took the stage for what we'll call an entertaining musical performance.
Everything transpired pretty much according to plan up until the end of the night, when a man in a black leather hat with ear flaps started trouble at the dessert station. From outside, all that could be heard was a loud crash.
The ear-flap man also left the building in a huff and shouting. "Don't disrespect me because I'm black," he announced. He reentered and exited the building several more times, all the while yelling about discrimination, but his goals were unclear.
On his final exit, the lady with the pot hair clip stopped him. "I haven't gotten a hug from you yet," she said, embracing him.
Bystanders agreed that the explosive events at the end of the night signified the need for troubled people to acquire and stay on medication, including but not limited to Marijuana. It also demonstrated how the community would come together, explained social worker Victor Nelson, to take care of its own.