7th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road

Discussion in 'Medicinal Marijuana' started by Stephanie S., Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Stephanie S.

    Stephanie S. Original

    On Saturday, January 22, 2005 Ploppy Palace Productions and Tobacco Road will be hosting a concert to raise funds for FL NORML’s (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights.

    As part of this four stage extravaganza, some of South Florida's top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis.

    As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, reggae, folk, vocal harmonies, Peruvian, Haitian Creole, hip-hop, funk, experimental, tribal rhythms, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams. Earth Citizens, Jerrods Door, Sweetbone, Little Atlas, Auracle, Out OfThe Anonymous, Dinosaur Construction Unit, Smiling Gums, Day Music Died, Unleft, Against The Girl & Adonis Cross, Sumthin Else, Othello Molineaux, Auracle, Ana Kanpa, Addax, Meg, Chicken For Chico, Montag, Aboriginal, John Emil, Deep Water Willy, David Rovics, Val C. Wisecracker & The Walking Catfish, George Martinez, Gifrants, Ditmara Tamayo, Kuyayky and more will be showcasing original music. Alonso, Chunky, Rick Spisak, Richard Negri and Oscar Fuentes will be presenting innovative spoken word poetry with musical accompaniment. Mark Schusheim will be presenting social satire about the laws concerning medical marijuana and the drug war.

    TranZenDance Dance Company will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones. Carlos Rodriguez will be rendering a live painting demonstration to visually complement the music.

    Irvin Rosenfeld, legal medical marijuana patient, will be describing his experiences with obtaining his medicine through the federal government. Other speakers will include David McKinney, editor of Florida Drug Report, Toni Latino of FL NORML, the Miami-Dade Green Party and other supportive organizations.

    Florida NORML, the Miami-Dade Green Party and other supportive organizations will have informational booths with literature and handouts to help educate about the community issues the medical marijuana campaign in Florida. The event will work to raise funds and awareness for FL NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights.

    Previously, a person's right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy.

    Currently there are 10 states that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine. In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery and selected independent corporations.

    The 7th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions and FL NORML.


    Tobacco Road 626 South Miami Ave., Brickell
    www.tobacco-road.com
    21 Years Old + with ID Admission is $ 10.


    When
    Begin: Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 4:00 PM
    End: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 3:00 AM

    Location
    Tobacco Road
    626 S. Miami Ave.
    Miami, FL

    For More Info
    Phone: 305-374-1198
    Email: p3_ntity@bellsouth.net
     
  2. Mamabudz

    Mamabudz Guest

    Bong Hit Benefit

    BONG-HIT BENEFIT

    You've heard the arguments against America's tragic prohibition of
    marijuana: how pot was only made illegal to protect the profits of
    corporate robber barons, how dangerous criminals are set free because
    the nation's prisons are crowded with people arrested on reefer charges,
    how desperately ill citizens find respite in a bit of weed. There's the
    theory of relativity, which notes that marijuana isn't as deleterious as
    tobacco and alcohol.

    One example of why marijuana was made illegal in 1937 comes in the form
    of famous (or infamous) publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, who
    owned vast timberlands harvested to supply newsprint. When a machine that
    harvested industrial-grade cannabis (a much cheaper and ecologically
    friendlier source of paper) was invented, Hearst's newspapers began
    running headlines screaming that pot breeds homicidal maniacs.

    Here's another point, from a surprising source: Many of those fighting
    the war on drugs would be out of a job if drugs were decriminalized. That
    comes from people who fought the war on drugs, namely Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (www.leap.cc). According to a December article in The
    Providence Journal, U.S. taxpayers coughed up $69 billion last year to
    pay cops, feds, prosecutors, jailers. According to LEAP the cost of the
    30-year war on drugs has emptied Americans' pockets of more than a half
    trillion tax dollars.

    Those figures don't account for the reverse, how pot smugglers and
    growers make immeasurable fortunes that, with legalization and regulation,
    could be going to federal and state governments.

    These are the reasons that organizations such as the National
    Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML, www.norml.org) exist. In the next two months the U.S. Supreme Court should render a ruling in a case that NORML, which lobbies on both the federal and state level, considers the most important anti-prohibition event of 2005: whether the federal government has a right to continue arresting people in the numerous
    states that have decriminalized marijuana.

    NORML, formed in 1972, is a nonprofit organization, like LEAP and the
    Marijuana Policy Project, which also works to pass new laws legalizing
    marijuana. Some two dozen bands, along with spoken-word artists,
    dancers, artists, and speakers will put on a show to raise money for NORML at Tobacco Road (626 S. Miami Ave.) this weekend.

    Irvin Rosenfeld, a longtime stockbroker and South Florida resident,
    will speak at the event. From age ten, Rosenfeld's body was riddled with
    painful bone tumors. A "very law-abiding citizen," Rosenfeld has been fighting
    prohibition for years. He once told a Miami crowd that he "wouldn't be
    here" without pot, even though he had an open prescription for any
    drugs he wanted, including cocaine and morphine. He was the second U.S. citizen to be permitted to smoke weed by the federal government. That was in 1983 and Rosenfeld isn't a homicidal maniac, yet.

    DETAILS

    The seventh annual Medical Marijuana Benefit begins at 4:00 p.m. on
    Saturday, January 22.

    Tickets cost ten dollars.

    Call 305-374-1198 or visit www.tobacco-road.com

    Where: Tobacco Road, 626 S Miami Ave
     

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