Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Join the 2011 Cannabis March on South Street

These days, everyone’s going green – its uber trendy. Out in front of the pro-green movement is PhillyNORML, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. chapter members and local supporters will meet to march on South Street in order to protest the current prohibition policies and demand change.

There are over 300 cities world-wide that will also be marching for the cause. Those who want to participate are encouraged to wear costumes, be artistic, make signs and get into the spirit of things. Those interested in making signs can join in the festivities Thursday, May 19 at the A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, activists will meet at Broad & South Sts. at 5 p.m. The March will begin at 6 p.m., moving down South Street, heading to Headhouse Square at 2nd & Lombard where, according to the PhillyNORML website, activists will say a few words.

After the march, there will be an all-ages Freedom Festival at the TLA, from 7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Proceeds help PhillyNORML pass the SB1003 Medical Marijuana Bill, in Pennsylvania.

Now, if I can opine for just a moment.

Marching on South Street for marijuana reform seems a bit to me like preaching to the choir. Wouldn’t marching up Broad Street and rallying at City Hall be more impactful? I personally do believe that changes are needed in the current marijuana laws, but a pot parade on South Street just seems a little…college hippie for me.

Go for the gold PhillyNORML – march on City Hall!

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