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Join MassCann/NORML for the East Coast’s Largest Pro-Marijuana Rally This Saturday

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director September 10, 2012

    This Saturday, MassCann/NORML will be hosting the 23rd annual Freedom Rally in Boston, MA. The rally will be held on the Boston Common on September 15, 2012 beginning at Noon and ending at 6:00pm. Previous rallies have drawn upwards of 50,000 attendees, so be sure not to miss this amazing day of speakers, live music, vendors, community and activism.

    The event is free and open to the public. There is nothing else like the Freedom Rally on the East Coast, come out and stand with us in support of marijuana law reform!

    This year’s speakers include:

    Erik Altieri (Communication Director NORML)
    Rep. Barney Frank (MA Congressman)
    Jodie Emery (Owner of Cannabis Culture Magazine)
    Lester Grinspoon (Author of Marihuana Reconsidered)
    Allen St. Pierre (Executive Director NORML)
    Sabrina Fendrick (Founder of NORML Women’s Alliance)
    Keith Stroup (Founder of NORML)
    Jon Napoli (Hempest)
    Diane Fornbacher (Co-Vice Chair NORML Women’s Alliance)
    Greta Gaines (NORML Board Member & NORML Women’s Alliance)
    Judge Jim Gray (Running Mate with Gary Johnson for Presidential Candidate)

    You can view the full roster of speakers and bands by visiting the Boston Freedom Rally’s webpage here.

    Be sure to RSVP to the Rally on Facebook and encourage your friends to join you!

    Click here to RSVP.

    See you on the Common!

    11 Responses to “Join MassCann/NORML for the East Coast’s Largest Pro-Marijuana Rally This Saturday”

    1. Did Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill for medical cannibus?

    2. St. Nick says:

      Weed should be legal so we can feel good, safely. Plus its MANY other uses. Would create MILLIONS of jobs. Cartels would go out of business (shitty mid weed at high prices sucks[although I’d pay the US government high prices cause then the moneys going to defenses, national debt, etc.]) Speaking of money, weed be richer. The medicinal qualities. Weed could be used for spiritual purposes taking away freedom of religion with it being illegal. Less kids would get it. It would keep millions OUT of jail. Fuck it would even save trees cause hemp is better than wood for paper and things. Reasons that are good to keep Marijuana illegal: … ? hmmm I can’t think of one either.

    3. […] Join MassCann/NORML for the East Coast’s Largest Pro-Marijuana Rally This Saturday This Saturday, MassCann/NORML will be hosting the 23rd annual Freedom Rally in Boston, MA. The rally will be held on the Boston Common on September 15, 2012 beginning at Noon and ending at 6:00pm. Previous rallies have drawn upwards of 50,000 attendees, so be sure not to miss this amazing day of speakers, live music, vendors, community and activism. The event is free and open to the public. There is nothing else like the Freedom Rally on the East Coast, come out and stand with us in support of marijuana […] […]

    4. Awesome keep spreading the awareness NORML! Wish I could attend! Looks like its going to be a great day!

    5. Kirk Perry says:

      Keep us up to date about which candidate is making concessions for medical cannabis and let us know whether to vote for Obama or Romney.

      If neither, why vote at all. We’d only be electing the same old guard. Old and out of touch.

      Were it a RYAN-Romney ticket, it might be a different story. Ryan initially told Coloradans he was for “states rights to choose”, then later that afternoon, Romney pounced on him and made him retract the statement about his personal feelings.
      Romney is as poison as Dick Nixon, and an evangelist to boot. Who needs a preacher as president?
      Unless we get a commitment of cannabis support, then why support either one of them?
      For what? The country’s not going to fail..ever. It’s the U.S.A. for cry-yi, it doesn’t matter whose president. Does it. Did any one of them ever ruin the country for very long? No. Vote for hemp or not at all.

      Yesterday, a group of black religious enthusiast threatened NOT TO VOTE AT ALL, over Obama’s approval of same sex marriage, and it made team Obama nervous…. Nelly.

      It’s the only TOOL we have. USE IT.

    6. Kirk Perry says:

      Please consider being a permanent status “Mail-In Ballot” voter.
      We’ve been mail-in’s for 27 years, and have never gotten in our car and burned gasoline to motor over to a voting station and stand in line and wait to vote.
      Many people do not become mail-in-voter’s because they feel they’re not worthy.
      You are. It’s your right and today, it’s a green thing to do.
      Vote in your pajamas – and this year cast your vote for whichever candidate has the courage to support medical cannabis, no matter which party they represent.
      If we don’t gain ground in November and be recognized as a united group, the next four years are going to be the same misery of periodic DEA deck-shuffling, cannabis supply delays, angst, stress, or worse.

      DON’T LET THE DEA CONTROL YOUR LIFE-STYLE.

    7. Kirk Perry says:

      ~ H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act ~ At House Energy & Commerce

      9-24-12 Thank you for taking the time to contact me about H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act.

      As you know, HEMP is a variation of cannabis sativa with low-grade tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strains. Today, hemp is used for industrial purposes such as paper, clothing and bio-fuel. Earlier this Congress, Representative RON PAUL (Texas-R) introduced H.R. 1831, the INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT.
      This piece of legislation AMENDS the (75 yr. old) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT to EXCLUDE industrial hemp from the DEFINITION of “MARIJUANA”.

      H.R. 1831 also defines “industrial hemp” as any part of the Cannabis plant that meets the THC concentration limit of NO MORE than 0.3 PERCENT.
      If a person grows or processes it for purposes of making industrial hemp THIS WOULD BE in accordance with state law.

      H.R. 1831 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

      Please rest assured, should this or similar legislation comes to the House floor for a vote, I will keep your thoughts in mind. Thank you for contacting me. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or my office at (202) 225-0508. – Congressman Brian Bilbray (R), 50th district, California
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      Please Americans!(and the world at the same time)..Hemp for Fuel/Clothing..Corn for Cattle.

    8. Kirk Perry says:

      The hemp act is sending the DEA into a mad scramble this morning. It’s been 75 yrs. since the federal government made the (5) leaf plant an evil symbol.
      Hemp looks too much like marijuana, and the DEA does not want the serrated (5) leaf plant to become commonplace, much less an energy savior for the USA. That’s a big plate of CROW to swaller’.

      DEA jobs are on the line in November 2011. If even one (1) state like Colorado legalizes marijuana, other states will follow and the DEA is sweating over it. Big time.

      If you have a moment to send A.G. Eric Holder a message, we would all benefit from your effort in the future.
      Not since the Vietnam War has their been so much muted public upheaval about a social lie.
      Imagine, (9) retired DEA executives attempting to persuade Eric Holder to “cancel out” pro-voters ballot decision by federal decree.

      Help win the 37 year battle today, if you haven’t already, on this secure petition site:

      https://secure2.convio.net/dpa/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=881

    9. Kirk Perry says:

      Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT

      Correspondent Steve Kroft starts us off Sunday with an eye-opening report on the status of medical marijuana in the U.S. He goes to Colorado’s “green rush” to see some of the state’s 537 medical marijuana dispensaries. Colorado is one of 17 states where it’s legal to grow and sell medical pot. But there’s one hitch: it’s still illegal in the eyes of the federal government.
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      Finally, a voice! :)

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