While Saturday’s SmokeOut Festival promises to be a day of fun in the sun, a free event of much larger implications is taking place today in Los Angeles–the SmokeOut for Safe Access, presented by Guerilla Union. Here are all the details on how you can help join a good cause and let your voice be heard:
Who: Cypress Hills SmokeOut, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and Medicine & Music Project
What: Peaceful protest, rally, and march
Why: Response to recent Federal activities against medical marijuana and the local LA ban on medical marijuana dispensaries
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 @ 4:20pm
Where: Meet at the West Steps of LA City Hall at 4:00pm and march to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building. We will start marching at 4:20pm
WHAT TO BRING:
Wear light colors so you are visible
Posters and picket signs!
West Steps of City Hall Address: 200 North Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building Address: 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
We will start marching at 4:20pm
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building Address
255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Beginning from the West steps of City Hall on Spring Street to the Roybal Federal Building on Temple and Alameda. The route will march northbound on Spring Street eastbound on Temple Street, cross Main Street using the appropriate crosswalks, then cross Temple Street northbound on the bridge and then continue eastbound on Temple Street across Los Angeles Street to the Roybal Federal Building.
JOIN THE ‘SMOKEOUT FOR SAFE ACCESS’ MOVEMENT AND GET A TICKET TO SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL!
As you know, Cypress Hill SmokeOut Festival has always been about celebrating the connection between music and medicine. In response to recent Federal actions against medical marijuana and the proposed ban in the city of Los Angeles, we’re rallying the troops! Cypress Hill SmokeOut will be joining Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and the Medicine & Music Project for a peaceful protest at Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday, March 1st at 4:20pm. From there we will continue our peaceful protest by marching to the Federal Building.
In the true spirit of what SmokeOut stands for, we want to take the time to acknowledge and reward the people working hard to make a difference. The first 25 supporters to join the protest will receive a free ticket to SmokeOut 2012 at the NOS Event Center on March 3rd! All you have to do is:
1) Create a sign to march and picket with using the one of the following messages:
a. MARIJUANA IS MEDICINE. RECLASSIFY CANNABIS. SMOKEOUTFESTIVAL.COM/SMOKEOUTFORSAFEACCESS
b. END FEDERAL INTERFERENCE. RECLASSIFY CANNABIS NOW!
c. PROTECT STATES’ RIGHTS. RESPECT LOCAL LAW. RECLASSIFY CANNABIS NOW! SMOKEOUTFESTIVAL.COM/SMOKEOUTFORSAFEACCESS
2) Be one of the first 25 supporters to meet a Guerilla Union staff member at City Hall at 4:00pm
3) Join us in the march and protest, and we’ll reward you with one ticket to SmokeOut
See you at the rally! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cypresshillsmokeoutfestival
This is a peaceful demonstration and rally. We expect all attendees to stand with us in solidarity to bring light to the recent activities the Federal Government’s ban against medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. As we march the above outlined route, be respectful to obey all traffic signals and crosswalks. We will have our own safety monitors in neon yellow shirts in place to assist with crossing the streets. Cooperate with our safety monitors and local authorities if they ask you to do any of the following: to move, to keep moving, to not stand in the streets, to not block building entrances or walk ways, etc. Please be mindful that there are legitimate pedestrians, people with disabilities, and people getting off work that are not part of our rally but have the same right to use the sidewalk, so please share. We appreciate your presence and support!