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Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« on: August 22, 2011, 12:02:05 PM »
Once again there will be  a large Cannabis freedom festival in Boston.  This years is on Sept. 17th in Boston Common starting around "high noon".
It is anticipated there will be thousands of people there, speakers, music etc.


Lots of opportunity for liberty type people to do outreach on young impressionable minds...you know "for the children"    ;)

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 12:48:49 PM »
I will be attending this as well. And as Curtis demonstrated at the Silver Circle shoot that he can slither off and stay in a corner, there will definitely be room for both of us. Incidentally, mentioning that Ademo Freeman, Michele Seven, Rich Paul and George Donnelly don't like you is hardly a recommendation to anyone Curtis. There is hope for you as you can man up, admit your mistakes and take responsibility for them and stop hurting people.

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 01:18:13 PM »
Did saslass and Curtis "date" or something?
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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 01:48:09 PM »
Yeah, for a short time. Even at 42 one can be "played". However, that is only relevant in that I was yet another sucker in a line of many who fell for Curtis' game. I was warned by his previous roommate Rocco but didn't believe him as I thought he was just saying that because his feelings were hurt. I was wrong. I didn't go to Porcfest to avoid any potential drama that might reflect badly on the FSP, etc. But hearing that the most often-heard comment about him (by vendors and those involved with putting it on) was "Fucking Curtis" caused me to regret not coming forward with my criticisms a year ago. But that is really no longer necessary as he has burned bridges everywhere. Burning metaphorical bridges is better than burning my house down, which he threatened to do.

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 04:52:06 PM »
I was glad to see Bob start this thread to promote Boston Freedom Day 2011. I hope to cover it live for http://Talley.TV. It's a bummer that Michele has issues with Curtis but I don't believe that this is an appropriate place to air personal grievances. It's a great place to discuss the Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival like the title suggests.

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 12:31:15 AM »
I was glad to see Bob start this thread to promote Boston Freedom Day 2011. I hope to cover it live for http://Talley.TV. It's a bummer that Michele has issues with Curtis but I don't believe that this is an appropriate place to air personal grievances. It's a great place to discuss the Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival like the title suggests.


I do appreciate how you like to correct me at every turn Jason. But if you notice, threads often contain multiple issues. And I would say that having someone tell you that they are going to burn your house down and threaten your children is more than "issues".

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 10:38:25 PM »
Thanks for tuning in folks...we now return to our regularly scheduled program.. the Boston Freedom fest. 

Last years had many people there, I was fortunate enough to talk to many of them. I'm hoping to catch up with Keith Stroup again, the guy that started Norml and maybe Jack Cole from LEAP again.  If the  "redressing grievances" event regarding pot prohibition in Concord, NH 2012 gets some traction maybe some people in visible positions will agree to help publicize or attend / speak.... I may also want to spend a little time pimping NHJury.com. 


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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 11:50:48 AM »
I'd be interested in attending this. I'd like to see how a cannabis freedom rally differs in Boston from what we've had here in the Shire.

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 12:13:42 PM »
I'd like to see how a cannabis freedom rally differs in Boston from what we've had here in the Shire.

I used to go to the Boston Hemp Fest / Freedom Rally when I lived in Boston, and when living in Nashua.

I've never been to a Shire rally, but I am pretty sure there is a lot the people calling themselves "the Shire" can learn from the massholes. The massholes have been doing it for 20+ years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Rally

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Permitting problems

Boston Common is America's oldest public ground and the place where rights to free speech and assembly were first established. Since 1992 MASS CANN/NORML's Freedom Rally has been held on Boston Common. The city of Boston, under the leadership of Mayor Thomas Menino, has tried to stop the Freedom Rally by denying MASS CANN/NORML permits.

MASS CANN/NORML won an injunction forcing the City of Boston to issue a permit for their 1997 rally. After many years of abuse from petty parks officials regarding the permitting process; the city’s unconstitutional demands for cash and limits imposed on MASS CANN/NORML to the exclusion of all others (such as a limit of 10,000 attendees and 8 food vendors) forced MASS CANN/NORML into court. In granting the injunction Judge Cratsley described MASS CANN/NORML's attempts to get permits as a, "... tortured history."

Also in 1997, in an act of obvious spite, the City sued MASS CANN/NORML and its president for $17,000 in damages to the Common and fines. MASS CANN/NORML had already paid the amount the city had asked for, almost $2,000, to clean the Common. The city decided to sue MASS CANN/NORML rather than bother to even ask them for the money. MASS CANN/NORML counter-sued pointing out that the City's suit was prima facie evidence of the City's continued interference despite the injunction. Both suits were summarily dismissed.

The 1998 rally permit process was similarly litigious. Massachusetts Superior Court hearings before Judge Carol Ball began in July, purposefully early to forefend a last minute rush. At the first hearing the City was ordered to produce a list of requirements MASS CANN/NORML would be have to meet in order to receive a permit. At the second hearing the judge told the City their requirements didn't meet constitutional muster, ordered them to issue a permit, but mentioned that restrictions that were not unconstitutional were permissible.

The City issued a permit with many restrictions MASS CANN/NORML could or would not meet. The judge heard arguments and ordered all the restrictions MASS CANN/NORML could or would not acquiesce to be dropped. MASS CANN/NORML moved for summary judgment and the 1997 and 1998 suits were consolidated. On March 7, 2002 Justice Allan van Gestel found in MASS CANN/NORML’s favor and awarded a judgment of over $31,000.

In 2008, the city of Boston issued a permit for the nineteenth Freedom Rally that sought to illegally cut-off funding for the event by directing donations from food vendors at the rally away from MASS CANN/NORML and to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston instead. Again, on September 18, 2008, ACLU pro-bono attorney John Swomley testified in support of an injunction at a hearing before Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Carol Ball (who had granted the 1997 injunction). The city attorney presented no evidence and no written testimony. Judge Ball was very unhappy with the city’s permitting restrictions and while granting the injunction told the city attorney, “You people must be crazy.”



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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 07:57:59 AM »
I'd be interested in attending this. I'd like to see how a cannabis freedom rally differs in Boston from what we've had here in the Shire.

You should seriously consider going, it's big fun just to to be part of the crowd.
Jason and I went last year...it was an ocean of happy peaceful people. I even saw some Santa looking guy except he was wearing green... ;)

There will be thousands of people at Boston Common and alot of "name" marijuana activists, Norml, High Times  Magazine etc., it will be a good opportunity for me to say hello to some old friends and meet some new ones in the activist circuit.

No reason we couldn't have one this big  in NH though, it would take much work and planning though...hmmm (wheels start turning)

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 08:34:56 AM »
No reason we couldn't have one this big  in NH though, it would take much work and planning though...hmmm (wheels start turning)

The Boston Freedom Rally is the second largest hempfest in the USA. Boston is a college town and has one of the highest MJ usage rate.

You should probably work on getting 1000+ to an event before you even think about trying to get 30,000+ to an event.
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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 08:52:57 AM »
The Boston Freedom Rally is the second largest hempfest in the USA. Boston is a college town and has one of the highest MJ usage rate.


Not to mention that it's LEGAL in Mass.
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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 10:56:49 AM »
I will be there for sure.


Also, Michele, would you like to discuss any of those matters in private instead of posting them all over a thread that has absolutely nothing to do with them? Feel free to chat me on skype and I will give you my new phone number.

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Re: Boston Marijuana Freedom Festival
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2011, 10:25:12 AM »
The Boston Freedom Rally is the second largest hempfest in the USA.

I believe Seattle is the largest. I just found out about it, unfortunately it happened last month, but I think it would be another good outreach opportunity for the FSP, at least for a few people to go. Maybe FreeKeene as well?