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December 17 2009

Marijuana Policy Project Party

mpp-celebrate.jpgWhat a cool schmooze! There couldn't be a better cause, just consider that MPP.org (Marijuana Policy Project) has been involved in political process, through ballot initiatives, to legalize medical marijuana in 13 states and now MPP expect are touting '15 States in 15 Years' as they celebrate their 15th Anniversary. So if your harvest has been bumper and you've got some extra cash in your stash and want to rub shoulders and blow reefer in the nations capital with the movers and shakers of legal movement to free the weed, then get yourself a seat at the table for the MPP Gala Awards.

When MPP was founded in 1995, medical marijuana was illegal in all 50 states.  Since then, 13 states have legalized medical marijuana, with Michigan becoming the 13th state in November 2008, when Michigan voters passed MPP's ballot initiative by a 63% to 37% margin.  By end of MPP's 15th year in 2010, we're hopeful that medical marijuana will be legal in 15 states (with passage in New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey).

At the same time, marijuana possession is now decriminalized in 13 states, with Massachusetts becoming the 13th state in November 2008, when Massachusetts voters passed MPP's ballot initiative by a 65% to 35% margin.  In 2010, we are hopeful that marijuana will be decriminalized in 15 states (with Rhode Island and Vermont becoming the 14th and 15th states).

MPP Gala Dinner - January 13, 2010 in Washington
Reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
$250 per ticket or $2,000 for a table of 10

If you purchase a table, you will be given choice seating closest to the stage.
The party will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
For more information and to buy tickets click here

The MPP 10th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C. was such a success that it was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle (you can read the article here).  They're expecting this event to be bigger and better than ever, so please buy your tickets right away!

November 26 2009

American Thanksgiving

thanksgiving.jpgHappy Thanksgiving!

Having lived in the USA for 12 years before moving to Brazil 7 years ago I really came to like this particular holiday and not just because there was always freshly harvested, outdoor grown, California buds around but also I have fond memories of many fabulous feasts and festivities. In my opinion the American Thanksgiving is the best example of just how fun-loving and sentimental the people are and I think it's the most fun holiday to celebrate in the good old USA.

Here's a quote from, Mark Twain about the history of the American Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for -- annually, not oftener -- if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man's side, consequently on the Lord's side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments.

I should also mention how charitable American's can be on this day. One of my good friends would spend a few hundred dollars on Pumkin pie and whipped cream, then drop by a homeless shelter in Miami and spend an hour or so handing out dessert to the homeless. I went with him one year, it was amazing how many people showed up to contribute. On this day in every city across the country, everybody can enjoy some great food and football, even if they're penniless.

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November 19 2009

Green Aid Festivus

greenaid.gifJoin Ed Rosenthal, the "Guru of Ganja", for the annual Green Aid Festivus, a party to raise money for the Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 23, 8pm
WHERE: SOMArts Center - 934 Brannan @ 8th San Francisco
TICKETS: $60 each*
Call: 510.849.4692 or write: tickets@green-aid.com
Website: Green Aid

November 13 2009

Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards

omca-large.jpgWhenever the word "medical" appears in the title of an event it generally sounds like something boring and the last thing from being in the category of "Party" but trust me, if you live in the Pacific Northwest and love meeting interesting people and smoking great weed, then find a way to get yourself to Portland to party with Danny Danko from High Times Magazine and the great people from Oregon NORML for the 8th annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards and banquet.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time: 10am to 5pm: OMCA Holiday Bazaar and Cannabis Community College 6pm to 10pm: Awards Banquet & An Evening with John Trudell
Place: Portland Event Center, 300 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232

• Celebrate your cannabis lifestyle with the only Green Bazaar in the area, perfect for all your holiday shopping needs
• Top glass artists from around the state featuring one of a kind medical delivery devices
• Your destination for hemp clothing and cannabis apparel
• Learn to grow at the exclusive seminar from Danny Danko, writer of Top Ten Strains of the Year for every year since 2005 and also the creator and founder of the HIGH TIMES Seed Bank Hall of Fame.
• Raffles all day for some great prizes - including a Volcano Vaporizer!
• Share An Evening With John Trudell in addition to the awards ceremony this year. John Trudell, a Santee Sioux is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist.

Attend the free educational panels throughout the day. The Cannabis Community College includes a legal panel and much more with topics and times to be announced.

November 04 2009

Cannabis Cup

cancup.gifFor true marijuana connoisseurs there's only one place to be at the end of November, the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. If you've got the time, the wherewithal and the burning desire? Then you owe it to yourself to do it! Be inspired by these words, you'll have the high time of your life.

The High Times Cannabis Cup is always held in Amsterdam during the week of Thanksgiving. The 22nd Cannabis Cup will be held from November 22nd-26th 2009. Pre-registration begins on Nov. 19th and 20th for those who will be in town a few days early. The benefit of early registration is avoiding the long lines that typically form on opening day, and also to get a head start on the coffeeshop crawl. All registration takes place at the PowerZone (www.thepowerzone.nl).

Visit the Official High Times site to get your pass now! Also check out: History of the Cannabis Cup

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