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I WOULD LIKE FOUR AND TWENTY FRIENDS TO JOIN ME WITH SIGNS ON THE BOARDWALK @ 330 PM ON APRIL 20. MY ISSUES ARE FULL LEGALIZATION AND SAFE ACCESS (DISPENSARIES) FOR EUREKANS.
Bring your sign (Safe Access? Norml? DIY?) or I will provide one of several designs. I will not be smoking please do not offer me any, I am not asking for civil disobedience, just peaceful exercise of 1st Amendment Rights. There is a municipal ordinance in effect against smoking on the boardwalk, but its legality may be in question since it is possible that the city council never got the approval of the Coastal Commission to enact that change. This is not the time to challenge that ordinance. There are vacant lots adjacent to the boardwalk that are relics of the city’s failed and fraudulent redevelopment agency. Maybe people who need to smoke tobacco can smoke there but I am not a lawyer. I myself was blessed with the strength to quit my tobacco addiction in April of 2008, five years ago.
I struggled with nicotine addiction for most of my adult life. I started nicotine at age 18, before marijuana and long before alcohol, which I started at age 21. I never would have considered smoking marijuana if I hadn’t smoked tobacco first.
And in retrospect, I think that I was relatively blessed that my experience with these things came relatively late in my teens rather than earlier.
Yes I feel better and I sing better since I quit tobacco. Let me say one more thing. Cannabis helped me quit tobacco. It is harm reduction if nothing else. If you really care about the peoples health it is time to legalize.
At 420 we will stroll for freedom together, back and forth up and down the boardwalk for an hour or so with our signs, making new friends and organizing for victory.
The people lead, the politicians follow.
I understand that there are people here who grow for a living and fear that legalization may reduce the return on their labor. I do not want to trivialize that fear and I don’t. I want to hear from people in that situation maybe we can reach some understanding. Maybe there is some route to prosperity after legalization, no doubt it won’t be perfect, there will be change.
have a peaceful day,
After 42 Years of Failure, California Lt. Governor Newsom Calls for Legalizing Marijuana
By Phillip Smith on April 15, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA — At the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento Saturday, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom called for marijuana legalization and described the war on drugs as “an abject failure.”
“After 42 years of failure, I think it’s time we concede that if we continue to do what we’ve done, we’ll continue to get what we’ve got. I think you and we deserve better. It’s about standing up on principle, having the courage of our convictions, about saying publicly all too often what we say privately.”
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UPDATE: When I attended the Eureka City Council “Visioning” session last friday I engaged Mayor Frank Jager in conversation during a break. It may interest you to know that our Mayor is a proponent of full legalization of marijuana. In fact he is welcome to grab a legalize it sign and come stand next to me on 420 on the boardwalk. Mostly the Mayor and I disagree on mostly everythng but on this we see eye to eye.
have a peaceful day, Bill
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I’m going to make 10 or 15 full color posters of this nice Don’t Tread On Me flag above and I will give them away free to the first people who show up and want one.
I have about 20 of these nice black and white “Freedom” posters too, for the signless. They will be free to anyone who is pro-cannabis.
If Safe Access is your issue I have a few signs for you too! Just meet me after 330 at the foot of F St. First come first serve! Come down and represent!
The Respect Our Rights poster is most likely the one I will carry. But then I am a radical, I actually believe that cannabis users have civil rights, constitutional rights and human rights that extend back in time before any government. I have a few of these to share as well.
Some of us will want to remember our sisters and brothers who have been cruelly and wrongfully imprisoned over the Herb in neoslavery in for profit corporate prisons. Yes we can share a couple of these too.
SET OUR PEOPLE FREE!
Want to Grow the Economy? So do we, and we have a few signs.
On Saturday April 20 I am going to go to the Eureka Boardwalk with a sign at about 3:30 in the afternoon and I hope that five or six of you nice people join me to demonstrate for herbal rights and herbal freedom. Commencing @4:20 pm we will stroll the boardwalk between F and B sts, with our signs. I am only asking for a few people to come out and represent, I am not trying to compete with or harsh anyones buzz. I am not asking for civil disobedience. This will be for Eureka residents who want to represent for Medical Marijuana Rights, general herbal rights, Full Legalization of Cannabis, those who represent for the spiritual use of cannabis, or those who want to legalize industrial hemp, for anyone who is pro-cannabis but whose civil rights are not being respected. Lets be a big tent. This will be for Eureka residents who want to represent but have trouble getting to other venues, but of course it is open to anyone who lives outside Eureka who is pro-cannabis.
We will meet around 3:30 at the foot of F St. At 420 we will start strolling peacefully up and down the boardwalk with our signs, for about an hour. Let’s have fun, lets meet new friends, let’s organize. I welcome other diverse community organizations to come to the boardwalk and table! I want to meet people who want to get some dispensaries in Eureka, lets get it done.
Would be nice to have a drum circle or two, just saying.
This does not have to be a big thing, but it is an important thing.
I am just thinking about this and it is evolving. I welcome your input.
Is there anyone who can design a flier for me? Something readable quarter page (4.24 in x 5.5 in)
I will play a few songs too between 3:30 and 4:20, including of course “Free the Weed.”
How about a few poetry slammers and a few more street musicians? It’s a Big Boardwalk.
email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be there. I just need five or six people.
Thank you everyone!
have a peaceful day,