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Cypress Hill Smokeout For Safe Access Rally Thurs, March 1 At 4:20Pm In Downtown La

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#1 Ivy


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:36 AM


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Cypress Hill Smokeout

Team with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Medicine & Music Project

For A Peaceful Protest of the Federal Attack on Safe Access

Thursday, March 1 at 4:20pm in Downtown Los Angeles


Cypress Hill SmokeOut has teamed with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Medicine & Music Project for  a peaceful protest in response to recent Federal activities against  medical marijuana as well as the local Los Angeles ban on medical  marijuana. The event will start with protesters meeting at the west  steps of City Hall at 4:20pm and will then proceed to the Edward R.  Roybal Federal building where speakers on safe access will include  Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Americans for Safe Access’ California Director Don Duncan and more.

The goal of the rally is to draw attention to local threats towards  patient access and federal interference in efforts to regulate medical  marijuana. The scope of the federal crackdown is shocking, as federal  officials and agencies have threatened providers, growers and property  owners. They are seeking to intimidate elected officials, financial  service providers, legal gun owners and media outlets. This may be the  broadest and most serious threat to medical cannabis yet. The federal  crackdown has frustrated efforts to regulate medical marijuana in Los  Angeles and some City Council members are ready to ban patient  cooperatives and collectives outright.

ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients,  medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe  and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA  California Director Duncan states, “Obama’s failure at keeping his  promise not to ‘circumvent’ state medical marijuana laws and to  highlight the unprecedented attack on patients and their providers  across the country are hurting legitimate patients. Patient advocates  are calling on Obama to end his attacks on the medical marijuana  community and begin to address this issue from a public health  standpoint.”

The rally comes two days before the Cypress Hill SmokeOut–the all  day, mind-opening music festival set for Saturday, March 3 at the NOS  Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. The festival will feature over  twenty artists on two stages, a Medical Marijuana Expo and a Patient  Consumption Area, providing private and peaceful area for registered  California medical marijuana patients.

“The Cypress Hill SmokeOut is not only a music festival—it’s a  movement,” notes B-Real. “The goal of its inception was to use the power  of music to build a platform for supporters, advocates and fans to  congregate and take a stand toward decriminalization. Every artist that  has ever been a part of the SmokeOut bill has been selectively chosen  not only for their incredible talent and art, but also for their passion  for legalization and safe access to medicine. The artists’ have the  ability to reach and educate their fans and followers in their  respective communities including hip-hop, rock, Latin music or dance.  It’s important we employ the collective voice of the music community and  bring it to the medical marijuana debate. The SmokeOut for Safe Access  rally serves as another podium and another step we need to take to  further our success.”

Protesters are encouraged to take public transportation. Parking information is also available here: http://gsd.lacity.or...ing/parking.htm Starting location – 4:20pm:

City Hall (meeting at the West Steps)

200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ending Location:

Edward R. Roybal Federal Building

255 E. Temple Street (between N. Los Angeles St. and N. Alameda St)

Los Angeles, CA 90006



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For more information about federal interference and intimidation:


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

:glitterleaf:   This is awesome! I will be there for sure... It's great to see big names help stick up for what is right and help us move forward on our battle with the FEDS! and of course it would be a peaceful protest were all stoners.. Were not agressive, just laid back :)
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:58 PM

Sounds more like free publicity for an expensive concert. Totally taking advantage of peoples good intentions just to draw more attention to his "musical event"
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

Can you help out? ASA needs 6-8 volunteers to serve as crossing guards to make sure everyone stays safe. Please email me at don@safeaccessnow.org if you are available!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

I spoke to one of my attorneys before going to the event. Got a positive response about exercising the first amendment.

The event was tame, and served its purpose. Got to park close to the Rally on a sidewalk with other bikes. A motor cop was parked in the same location. Not a huge amount of people, I'd guess 200. Really sad when you think how many people are benefiting from the current legal atmosphere. Tommy Chong showed up. Briefly spoke to a guy that had a dispensary in Silver Lake that got shut down.

I went to a few collectives afterwards that are on WT, none seemed to know about the Rally.
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