A Colorado-based marijuana entrepreneur and Oakland’s finest comes together to assist a 54-year-old amputee and marijuana activist.
Recently a viral video of the Santa Ana police raiding an un-permitted medical dispensary that included a female police officer saying she wanted to kick dispensary manager Marla James (the wheelchair-bound amputee) in her “nub” — they knew he had to do something.
Giddy Up, who owns EmoTek Labs, enlisted the help of his buddy West coast rap legend Too Short, they saw the video online and realized that Marla’s wheelchair needed repair. ‘You see how much duct tape is on her wheelchair?’” said Emo, “My manager Bird called her attorney and we talked with her, and she said (the wheelchair) was 10 years old and she could barely keep it charged.”
When Giddy Up and Too Short recently delivered the new power wheelchair to James at Hurricane’s Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, Calif, TMZ was there to capture the exchange —
The power wheelchair gifted to James, a Jazzy 600 ES, retails for around $4,000 — but Giddy Up said he spent between $6,000 and $7,000 in full, and now he’s contemplating buying or renting one for himself for a particular cannabis-related event.
“It’s really cool,” Giddy Up said. “I think I want one to ride around the Cannabis Cup with.
“Giving Marla the chair, it reaffirmed that I’m in a position to make the changes I’d like to see in the world. If there’s something I’d like to do from now on, I’ll do it. It’s great to help people out when they need it. It’s not what got me in this business, but it’s what keeps me in this business.”
This is the video where Marla James’ store was raided by Santa Ana Police that went viral.