What Are You Doing On April 20th?
That time of year where you toke til you are asleep is rapidly approaching. I am referring to 4/20 of course. There are numerous events on 4/21, but I haven't heard much about April 20th itself. The Denver Medical Cannabis Cup is set for the 21st, as is the event we are going to - Deep Green Fest 2. The Moscow Hemp Festival in Idaho is on the 21st as well. I suppose we can blame the lack of 4/20 events on the day of the week...Wait 4/20 is on a Friday, WTF?
I remember in the late 90's, there was a peaceful protest at the Oregon State Capital that I would always attend. Essentially, from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm, a couple of hundred people would gather on the capital steps and smoke down in protest of marijuana prohibition. The state police that are stationed at the state capital would stand outside to make sure we weren't unruly, and to keep us from entering the capital with our joints. But if we were peaceful, which we always were, they would leave us alone. Sadly, they don't do that anymore. Time for a revival??
I'm not sure why they don't do that anymore at the Oregon capital, but I've always thought it would be awesome to do in several states. Could you imagine if all 50 state capitals had people consuming marijuana in open defiance at the designated time of 4:20 pm? Time zones wouldn't allow it to be simultaneous for everyone, but it would still be awesome. I'd imagine most state capitals are not as liberal as Oregon's, so the end result may or may not be as desirable. Oregon has the most expressive free speech laws in the country. I can't say the same for a state like Utah :)
So what's the scoop TWB readers? What are you doing for 4/20? Not 4/21, or 4/19, but 4/20! Is there an event in your area? Are you a dedicated signature gatherer that is looking for a place to gather signatures? Are you paranoid like some of my friends and just stay home because you know law enforcement is looking for '420' type people? Are you going to stand on your head and take upside down pipe hits? Let me know!