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Get NORML on 4/20!

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director April 18, 2013

    Freedom_is_NORML 1 LineGet NORML this 4/20 with one of the dozens of events being hosted across the country by our affiliate groups. There are events going on across the country including festivals, concerts, comedy shows, softball tournaments, and more. Check out some of these activities on the list below. If you don’t see your state listed below, visit our chapter directory here to find your local group and check out their websites for their latest activities.

    Don’t have a chapter nearby? What better way to celebrate 4/20 than getting a group of committed friends together and forming your own. Click here for information on starting a NORML affiliate in your local area.

    ARIZONA

    Festival Of Education
    When: 4/20 – 12pm until 6pm
    Where: Tumbleweeds Health Center, 5301 E. Broadway Bjvd., Tucson, Arizona
    About: 4/20 is upon us again and we encourage all our members to come out to Tumbleweeds Health Center, 5301 Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711. 10am-6pm. Saturday April 20th 2013. There will be live music, information booths, vendors, food and our signature Cures not Wars, Marijuana March & Rally. 2013’s Festival of Education starts at 10am, at Tumbleweeds Health Center, 5301 Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711. The Rally will begin at 1pm and at 3pm the March will head west to Rosemont crossing Broadway Blvd. then will turn East, and crossing Craycroft Ave., march to Park Mall crossing Broadway Blvd. again turning west, crossing Craycroft Ave, again and returning to Tumbleweeds Health Center, the circular nature of the march allows anyone who is unable to complete the planned route to participate can conveniently begin or end at their own discretion. Signs will be provided or bring your own! Don’t forget your hat and a bottle of water, sunscreen is advised. A continuous stationary rally will start at 12noon and continue till 5pm out in front of the 4/20 event at Tumbleweeds. This will allow our non-mobile patients to participate.

    FLORIDA

    Hitting for Hemp: Benefit Softball Tournament
    When: 4/20 – Softball games will be starting at around 9AM.
    Where: Mills Pond Park, 2201 NW 9th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    About: Bring plenty of sunscreen. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the softball field. Admission to the softball tournament is free but donations will be welcome. There will be T-shirts for sale for both the tournament and for NORML of Florida.

    420 Nugfest
    When: 4/20 – 2pm to 2am
    Where: Fusse Studios, 327 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL
    About: There will be live bands, vendors, food trucks, contests, giveaways, information and more. All that for $10 at the door. Admission limited to 18 and over.

    ILLINOIS

    IL NORML Monthly Meeting
    When: 4/20 – 10am
    Where: Whiskey Roadhouse, 3207 N Main St, Rockford, Illinois
    About: We’ll go over updates on legislation in Springfield, local efforts and national bills that are being debated in Congress. General info on cannabis prohibition and ways to get involved in ILLINOIS NORML.

    QFA Illinois NORML Benefit
    When: 4/20 – 9pm until 2am
    Where: Live Wire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois
    About: Join host and QFA CEO, Lair Scott, at Live Wire as we benefit IL NORML for the important work they do here in Illinois to pass positive cannabis laws. Bands are Seeso, Heroin Black, Catch A Fire, The Hello Freaks, Element Control, The Loudness War and MC Rota. Door Donation, 21+ w/ proper ID.

    INDIANA:

    Indiana NORML – 420 in the Park
    When: 4/20 – 4:20pm
    Where: Lynnville Park, 405 W SR 68 Lynnville, IN.

    Indy Mojo’s 420 Tent Party
    When: 4/20 – 7pm
    Where: The Mousetrap, 5565 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN
    About: IndyMojo’s 3rd annual 4.20 Tent Party @ The Mousetrap. 3 stages, Jam + EDM + Acoustic
    Tickets are $7, ages 21+

    MASSACHUSETTS

    MassCann/NORML and UnRegular Radio Present: The 2013 Battle for the Rally
    When: 4/20 – 8pm
    Where: The Spotlight Tavern, 208 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA
    About: Celebrating the passage of Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts and officially kicking off the campaign for FULL LEGALIZATION in 2016, this year people we are stepping it up for the 24th annual and first ever 2-day Boston Freedom Rally on September 14th and 15th 2013 on the Boston Common. To help us educate and rock the expected 50,000 plus crowds, MassCann with the help of Unregular Radio are kicking off the 2013 Battle for the Rally. This year over 36 bands will be competing for 3 spots on the Rally’s 2 Stages, with 3 bands winning the chance to play at the second largest PRO-Marijuana concert in the Country.

    MICHIGAN

    4/20 Celebration With MINORML Chapters
    When: 4/19 – 4/21
    Where: Archie Keil Residence, Rapid City, MI
    About: Kalkaska, Antrim, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, and Benzie County NORML Chapters will join together to promote Michigan NORML at the Archie Keil residence in Rapid City, MI on April 19,20,& 21. Live music,camping,food,and fellowship are on the agenda. Open to the public. Contact Archie at 231-676-0123.

    MINNESOTA

    The 4/20 Show – A Fundraiser for Minnesota NORML
    When: 4/20 – 8pm
    Where: The Comedy Corner Underground, 1501 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    About: The Comedy Corner Underground (In basement of Corner Bar) is hosting a Fundraiser for Minnesota NORML! There are only 150 tickets available, 75 per show! The show times are 8PM and 10PM. We expect both of them to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets ahead of time here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/341804 – The 8PM show is 18+ and the 10PM show is 21+

    NEBRASKA

    4-20 Rally & Concert
    When: 4/20 – 12pm until 5pm
    Where: Grace Abbott Park, 601 State St. W, Grand Island, NE.
    About: This is a free event hosted by NORML Nebraska! Come on down for the good times and great live music. Featuring Homemade Crazy and A Life Led Lucid!

    NEW JERSEY

    Greenfest 2013
    When: 4/20 – 10am
    Where: Ramapo College Band Shell Lawn
    About: It’s almost that time of year again for NORML and 1STEP’s 4/20 celebration! This is easily Ramapo’s best Spring festival, so make sure you keep this weekend open! Invite your friends and stay up to date with event contests and announcements!There will be FREE FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, YOGA, GAMES, HIKES, INFLATABLE FUN, 30′ PARACHUTE, TIE DYE, BAKED GOODS AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

    NEW YORK

    Empire State NORML Meeting and Trivia
    When: 4/24 – 6:30pm
    Where: 9 Bleecker Street, New York, New York
    About: Learn more about Empire State NORML, upcoming volunteer opportunities and exactly how YOU can help to legalize marijuana in New York. Followed at 8PM by a special ALL MARIJUANA Drug War Trivia Night sponsored by Empire State NORML.

    NORTH CAROLINA

    NCNORML 4/20 Event
    When: 4/20 – Music starts at 9pm.
    Where: Roux, 501 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205
    About: Music lineup includes The Fritz, Frankie Gene with Butter, Bubonik Funk, SpongeCake and the Fluff Ramblers. Tickets are $8 at the door.

    Asheville NORML 420 Earth Day Event
    When: 4/20 – 12pm
    Where: 5th Annual Asheville Earth Day on Lexington Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina
    About: Asheville NORML will be in full swing at the 5th Annual Asheville Earth Day Festival on 4-20. This is the perfect opportunity to educate the public on the benefits of Cannabis and to let everyone know about our new chapter! We will meet at 12:00 pm at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. We will have a brief chat and will supply our volunteers with flyers to pass out at the festival. If you would like to make your own signs with facts about Cannabis (especially facts that relate to “Earth Day”) and wear any clothing you have supporting Cannabis, we can have a bit of a parade as we leave from the park and head to the festival on Lexington. We also look forward to spending time with our new friends on 4-20! Please respond to this event so that we can plan on an appropriate amount of flyers. This will be our first community event and we want to make a respectful impression on the community! Come join us with peace in my mind and empower yourself with knowledge on the amazing plant we speak for CANNABIS! Keep Asheville NORML!!!

    OHIO

    Cleveland NORML – Dance with Mary Jane
    When: 4:00pm
    Where: Negative Space, 3820 Superior Ave. E, Second Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    About: Negative Space & Cleveland NORML present Dance with Mary Jane. Come out on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 4pm @Negative Space in the Asian Town Center which is located at 38th St between Superior and Payne St in beautiful Cleveland Ohio. A truly unique event in the cannabis world! A holiday that surpasses all other events. You can if you want to come out you can see JustLikEdith and the feature of the event: Wanyama! There will be a 2 drinks with your $10 admission ticket and there will be a 2 ticket raffle prize drawing. There will be a finger snacks and a Cleveland NORML membership table.

    Central Ohio NORML – 420 Party
    When: 4:20pm
    Where: Circus Club & Grub, 1227 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

    Miami Valley NORML – Earth Day Celebration
    When: Noon until 5pm
    Where: Sawyer Point, 805 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Miami Valley NORML – 420 Earth Day Hemp Exhibit
    When: Noon until 5pm
    Where: Sawyer Point, 805 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Miami Valley NORML – 420 Earth Day Celebration
    When: 6pm
    Where: Fries Cafe, 3247 Jefferson Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

    Miami Valley NORML – Love ya Mother Earth
    When: 8pm
    Where: W.O. Wright’s Grill & Pub, 3979 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Beavercreek, OH 45324
    About: Miami Valley NORML benefit, $5 Cover.

    Miami Valley NORML – Wiley’s Comedy Club
    When: 8:30pm & 10:30pm
    Where: 101 Pine St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
    About: Miami Valley NORML comedy show benefit, shows 8:30 + 10:30, cover charge is $10.

    PENNSYLANIA

    PhillyNORML/The Panic Hour – Smoke Down Prohibition IV
    When: 4/20 – 3pm
    Where: Independance Mall, Philadelphia, PA (by the Liberty Bell)
    About: After three successful Smoke Down Events, The Panic Hour is back on the highest of stoner holidays, 4/20, to demand an end to cannabis prohibition! We will be playing a game show with fabulous prizes, signing cards of support for wrongly incarcerated drug war prisoners, and welcoming special surprise guests, possibly of an elected-official nature. There is absolutely no excuse for not spending the most important date on the marijuana calendar with us! Tell all your friends, roll a huge bone, and join The Panic Hour and Philly Norml as we have an absolute blast ending the LUNATIC INSANE FALSE TEACHINGS DRUG WAR.

    Buds in the Burgh – 4/20 Smoke Down Event
    When: 4/20 – 4pm until 5:30pm
    Where: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA
    About: This April 20th, 2013 come down to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh and take your stand! We will be gathering together at 4:00 PM to let our voices be heard. Then promptly at 4:20 PM we will join together in a moment of cannabis reflection.

    Pittsburgh NORML/Pittsburgh NORML Women’s Alliance – The Bong Show
    When: 4/20 – 8pm
    Where: Lava Lounge, 2204 E Carson St, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA
    About: For this cannabis holiday, please come out to support NORML and the NORML Women’s Alliance of Pittsburgh at our 4/20 fundraiser! The long awaited return of the Bong Show, a talent show where the stakes are high, and so are the judges! Hosted by Phat Man Dee and Smokin’ McQueen, this high stakes gritty competition is judged off site by 3 very suggestible judges. These judges don’t have a Gong, but they have a Bong and are not afraid to use it! Don’t worry, no laws being broken here, the judges are shown live via satellite feed from the great state of Colorado! Live performances by musical groups Chai Baba, The Rusty Haywhackers and J Pad da Juggernaught! Prizes for the winner and raffle items provided by our generous sponsors: Slacker, Hot Rod Body Piercing, Jesters Court Tattoos, Krutch Rolling Papers, PKN Law, Element Skateboards.

    TENNESSEE

    TN NORML 4/20 Marijuana Education Day & Celebration
    When: 4/20 – 4:20pm
    Where: Performing Artist Co-Op, at 5-Points, East Nashville, TN
    About: Come help educate & celebrate 4/20 with TN NORML! Wrapper’s Delight food truck will be there from 4:00 to 9:00!!! Entertainment includes comedy, music and poetry. We will have a table with information for the taking.

    TEXAS

    4/20 at the Green Elephant Presented by DFW NORML

    When: 4/20 – 3pm until 2am
    Where: The Green Elephant, 5627 Dyer St, Dallas, Texas
    About: DFW NORML is back at the Green Elephant to celebrate everyone’s favorite hempy holiday, 4/20! As always, you can expect some of the finest live music DFW has to offer, as well as vendor booths, prizes, fire spinners, hoop dancers, live glass blowing, drink specials and more. RSVP and invite your friends and together we’ll continue ending cannabis prohibition one Texan at a time. 18+ Welcome.

    VIRGINIA

    First Annual NOVA NORML 4/20 Party
    When: 4/20 – 6:30pm until 2am
    Where: Lucy’s ARL. 2620 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, Virginia
    About: Can’t make it to Colorado for 4/20?! Come hang out with us! Join NOVA NORML on April 20th for our first ever social event! Join us for an evening of fun at Lucy’s in Arlington. We will have raffles with awesome prizes, drinks specials, good music and more.Your contribution will go to Virginia NORML to help end marijuana prohibition in VA! We are very pleased to announce that the Upton Blues Band and also Maple will be there performing live! It will surely be a night to remember! Invite your friends. No cover charge

    WISCONSIN

    Ben Masel Day at the Capital
    When: 4/20 – 2pm
    Where: State Capital Building, Madison, Wisconsin
    About: In honor of Ben Masel, Madison’s proudest fighter for freedom, let’s meet at the Capitol to remember our missed friend and the ideas he stood up for. As April 20th has been officially deemed Ben Masel Day in Madison it seems only fitting. 2pm. Come ready to speak if you have words.

    Cosmic Railroad at the Route 20 Outhouse
    When: 4/20 – 9pm
    Where: Route 20 Outhouse, 14001 Washington Ave, Racine, WI 53177
    About: Show is 21+ – Tickets available online here.

    Madison 4/20 Festival
    When: 4/20 – 4:20pm until 2am
    Where: High Noon Saloon and Brink Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin
    About: Two music events that benefit Madison NORML. For more information click here.

    21 Responses to “Get NORML on 4/20!”

    1. Gweedo says:

      I am so going to be there!! At the New York one! I can’t believe I can finally make it to one of these events. Perfect!

      If you want to look for me, I’m going to be wearing: a hat!

    2. digitalirony says:

      Nothing in Cali? Thats weird……

    3. King Kobra says:

      Wish I could make it down to Pittsburgh for the Buds in the Burgh and The Bong Show…keep on toking PA

    4. afternoon delight says:

      @ digitalirony

      Yeah, it’s called every day on your back porch at 4:20 in the P.M.

    5. mike says:

      Im looking for opinions. .

      The CounterCulture
      Poem #3
      Defeat ‘em

      I want to share a story with you,
      One that involves us all.
      Happens to be about marijuana,
      Boy do they have some gall..

      They tell us this They tell us that,
      We all know the hype.
      We also know they’re full of it,
      And that is why we gripe.

      No medicinal value eh?
      We all know better than that.
      We’ve all seen the studies,
      That proves they’re full of crap.

      And how bout recreational use,
      They say its just so evil.
      Then they want to punish you,
      With laws that are so medieval.

      Theres so many other uses,
      But thats just not the point.
      Because all that we really want,
      Is to kick back and smoke a joint.

      They have no good reason,
      To ban mother nature.
      Or to treat all of us stoners,
      Like despicable little creatures.

      They lock us up they pin us down,
      To us they have no right.
      Therefore we must demand of them,
      To stop this f***in fight.

      This country needs to legalize,
      Its the best thing we can do.
      The entire planet just the same,
      For us as well as you.

      So join us now and help us grow,
      To a size they wont believe,
      for we are The CounterCulture,
      We’ll bring them to their knees….

      Thats good shit Maynard. Lol

    6. Jules says:

      Yea what’s up in So Cal??

    7. wes thorson says:

      hey i dont see anything for iowa

    8. I love plants says:

      Pray for the central Pennsylvanians! We struggle to celebrate this glorious holiday as I’m sure many other rural area residents do. Being that Pennsylvania is not quite ready to make any IMMEDIATE moves on legalization, when the lovely green gets to our area it’s so inflated in price no one can get their amount they need and function in society without being in a vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck . A prayer is all I ask! Happy 420 to all and may all your needs be met !

    9. Fonz says:

      Can you smoke at this event?

    10. Ben says:

      America is opening its eyes.

      Speak up! Be counted.

      Support NORML, contact your representatives and make known your voice-
      in politics and surveys, and key opportunities.
      Remember, that, frankly, counter-productive statements only damage the movement.
      Please speak clearly, and concisely, use spell checks and other tools.
      We are on the verge of making this work. Wisely do you part, I ask you.

      Also – do not be fooled.
      Obama has sat hidden away from the real world of his blinded voters.
      He has admitted to smoking AND inhaling, (that was the point)
      He has been found to be a Choom gangster toker, (and bogart, as expected)
      yet, he has been completely silent where he could have defended, even slightly, the matter.

      I understand that, being the first ‘black president’ he couldn’t just go ‘yeah! legalize it!’
      as that would have, some how, spun into a mess – BUT he could have used his top-notch speech writers
      and his impressive ability to roll the words off the teleprompters
      and spoken in favor of ‘rational thought’ on the concept-
      he could have FOLLOWED THROUGH on his own statements of ‘letting states handle medical marijuana’ laws-
      but instead he was either silent, or worse, behind the walls the public sees.

      Now, not only open your eyes, and look into these things, (and others),
      but realize that, unless I am wrong, when this finally kicks over
      he will pull a 1-2-3 combo.
      And start to mention:
      – a rational approach
      – see its not that bad
      – I am one of you guys!

      And he will try to clinch the celebrity status he craves
      with the now, appareant, pro-cannabis crowds.

      Do not buy into his lies about this-
      and do your homework on him, and all others that you would support and back.

      He is a celebrity, not a leader.

      After careful deliberation, really, I respect the mind of Charlie Sheen over
      our so-called ‘leader’

      Keep your eyes open.
      Use your mind.
      Support NORML.
      And don’t bogart.

      ;-)

    11. lockedoutoftheshed says:

      ..hey, i would likw nothing better then to ‘get norml’ but, it will have to be cleared with my BOSS first…been four years and im miserable as hell.they said, you will adjust…..um…bullshit! herb made such a difference in my life….pretty much daily

    12. lockedoutoftheshed says:

      …AFTER work and wake an bake on weekends..made the whole friggen week just…wonderful. i deal with anxeity and a.d.d. and it has been a great benefit for every day life….now, im a walkin friggen WACKO…..heh..thanks to norml for all the work you do!!!….i really do appreciate you all!!!!….

    13. Anant says:

      I am extremely happy to invite all intrested growers to mega event in spain. Experts will share their experience about medical marijuana.Thousands of Spanish and other foreign companies will present the newest cannabis there.Mark your calender for these 3 days..
      For more updates bookmark this link- https://twitter.com/RosebudMagazine

    14. Evening Bud says:

      Nice poem Mike. About says it all.

    15. Evening Bud says:

      Just a note to let everyone know I received a reply from my Rep this week, Michelle Lujan Grisham, 1st Dist. NM.

      Tho I suppose it could be called a form letter, she does seem to address my specific points; and the letter does appear to have actually been typed, on congressional stationary.

      Anyway, in response to my request that she support, or even introduce, legislation that says the Fed. govt. should recognize state law regarding mj legalization, she wrote:

      “Thank you for taking the time to contact me about legalization which would reform federal marijuana law and provide states with the ability to regulate it.

      “Under current Federal law, it is illegal to distribute, regulate . . . (etc) Even so, many states, including NM, have laws to provide patients access to mj for pain management . . . (etc) Currently, there are several bills that are intended to resolve the differences between federal and state laws in order to ensure patient’s rights are respected and protected.

      “We need to close the disparity between state and federal govt mj laws, and protect states that have moved forward to protect patients. I support the rights of states to allow for medical mj, and I will be reviewing mj legislation with your views in mind. . . . ”

      So, it seems Lujan Grisham definitely supports med mj in the state; and it seems she’s open to finding ways to make the fed and state laws regarding med mj compatible. She seems a bit cautious about outright recreational legalization–as do many others–but at least does not seem to be opposing it outright.

      We’ll see.

      Just wanted to share that with you all.

      Now I have to contact my state rep, a Repub., and see what he has to say.

    16. Ben says:

      Good work, Evening Bud

    17. James says:

      hey, I need some help on a project and i would like your guys prospective on the legalization of marijuana
      Thanks, James

    18. Evening Bud says:

      to Ben

      Thanks brother

    19. Anonymous says:

      I have been a RN for 25 years. And I personnly feel that this country as a whole the government has taken so long to wake up to reality because of lies fed to them by studies run by FDA and pharmaceutical companies feeding them information favoring man made prescription drugs over natural means in fear of all the money the pharmaceutical companies will lose when people no longer need their pain killers and muscle relaxants and numerous other medications that in the long run will eventually kill your kidneys and lived and some even cause spinal stenosis. If it weren’t for ignorance I could still be able to tolerate working

    20. Corey says:

      I explained to my wife on how marijuana will help our states on finances and our country ( mind you she is extremely logical thinking) and she actually has no objections. Cuz the farms will employ to grow and harvest which is income and the dispencaries will employ for medicinal use which is money for the employers and its all in the name of the patients. So our economy in the long run will actually gain revenue state by state. So it wont be a war on drugs but a war on our deficit. So patients get thier alternative medicine and our states and country get revenue on the farming and dispecaries. (Unless im wrong and if so pleasr correct me) charleshunt05@yahoo.com. Im for this fight against “drugs” let me kno your with me i gave my e mail. (Probably not wise but i believe in this cause)

    21. big red from denver says:

      420 in down town denver was sick then went to the first ever can cup then a stoopid concert at red rox…#winning

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