Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Medical marijuana supporters celebrated 4/20 yesterday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM

click to enlarge Yesterday was a holiday of sorts, but I didn't get the day off.
  • Yesterday was a holiday of sorts, but I didn't get the day off.

Yesterday was 4/20, known to marijuana smokers as the pot smokers' holiday.

The Kansas City chapter of NORML hosted a rally at It's A Beautiful Day at 3916 Broadway, which oddly started at 4:25 p.m.

I dropped by and snapped a few photos.

Brandon Ryan, the guy on the left, is the president of KC's NORML chapter. He's pushing for medical marijuana reform -- H.B. 1670 -- on behalf of his father, who he says is dying from multiple sclerosis. I didn't catch the other guy's name, but he had the firmest handshake I'd ever experienced.

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Ryan estimated about 75 people were out to the rally. The sidewalk in front of the store was packed with people listening to a band, whose lead singer kept repeating "legalize it" or "decriminalize it."

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There were also a couple of dozen people hanging out in the adjoining parking lot, including a couple of cute girls hula hooping.

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Some guy's truck was treated like a chalk board. He offered to let me and the Crap Archivist write on it. We passed. We had important things to do, like eating tacos and watching Lost.

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But even during a commercial break on Lost,  KMBC Channel 9 anchor Larry Moore was talking about legalization.


That's one plant I bet isn't growing in Moore's garden.

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