Marking an incremental, mostly symbolic, but still notable
victory for New Englanders who love to smoke weed, the BPD reports that they
did not arrest a soul at MassCann's ludicrously well-attended and collectively-baked
22nd annual Boston Freedom Rally on the Common this past Saturday. The BPD did
not give an estimate of the grand total of attendees, but it was clearly well
into the thousands.
It's hard to make stoner jokes about this week's hearing for House Bill 625 (and corresponding Senate Bill 1161), which would “regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health.” Sure some token pot smokers were on hand at the Massachusetts Statehouse, sporting homemade jewelry and Rasta head wraps for their testimonies before the Joint Committee on Public Health
These are not Weed Faeries. (See more Freedom Rally photos here.)
Is it true that every time you hear a bowl spark, a weed faerie gets her wings? That's one
thing I hoped to learn when I headed out to the MassCann Freedom Rally this
past Saturday afternoon. I was on a mission: to track down the fabled Boston
Weed Faerie and observe her in her natural habitat.
Saunders. As the president of the commonwealth’s official NORML chapter, Saunders
was the voluntary sacrificial lamb at the rally this past Saturday. At 4:20pm,
he took a small nugget and approached a police officer to provoke a $100 civil
penalty, which, after much hilarity and stupidity ensued, he was finally given.