Photos: Denver 4/20 Rally schedule announced amid pot shots at Amendment 64


Denver 4/20 news release:
Denver 420 Rally

Saturday April 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., & Sunday April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013:

Unity in a Large Marijuana Community to End Prohibition

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- The Largest 420 Rally in the Nation!

Amendment 64 set out to do one obvious thing: make money regulations.

The enduring ambition of the marijuana movement at large is to legalize marijuana by explicitly removing it from the Controlled Substance Abuse Act, decidedly repealing all marijuana laws and releasing current prisoners of the war on marijuana. Amendment 64 did not remove criminal penalties, making concessions for people currently in jail for non-violent marijuana offenses and ignored the 18-21 year old community. People are still in jail and they will still face a hard time finding a job, resorting to dealing with the black markets for survival. There should have also been guidelines for the smoking of marijuana in public treating it more like tobacco regulation and the Clean Indoor Air Act.

While proponents of Amendment 64 and even those who opposed it understand that this is a step towards legalization, it is still only a legislative act to create an economy and not to end a war that has destroyed thousands of lives, in fact, it still perpetuates it. It set forth guidelines for future regulations, establishing a strong bias for those who have the means to open respected marijuana businesses while also maintaining criminal penalties for those in possession of over an ounce. Talk about dangling a carrot. It has launched a green rush, but at the same time, it has made enough restrictions so that poorer and marginalized members of society still face the same problems as they did before and still risk going to prison and losing their basic freedoms.

In other words, Coloradans, those of you who do not have money to join expensive local lobbies and attend fundraisers with other wealthy residents who have political connections, or have access to large amounts of cash, have been left out. Your voice was not heard and your community is not being represented. You, or someone you know, is suffering from having a marijuana charge on their record, on probation, or in jail. You and almost everyone you know, has been left out of a conversation.

The people who wrote Amendment 64 did not have your best interests in mind or they would have repealed marijuana laws to let true free-market grow. Because of criminal penalties still in place and start-up costs that favor the wealthy, the large poor and marginalized communities miss out on opportunities for owning businesses in the new marijuana economy. Note that marijuana laws disproportionally affect minority communities and those members of these large communities are restricted from certain jobs or cannot open a marijuana business because of marijuana offenses.

The Denver 420 Rally & allies advocate human rights and believes fully that the war on marijuana is a war on poor and marginalized members of the community. Native Americans, Latino Americans, African Americans & poor White Americans have been targeted predominantly in the drug war for nearly a hundred years. The marijuana laws themselves were racist! Worst of all, Amendment 64 was created by the wealthy, for the wealthy, and even more disgusting, for those who made a fortune on the war on marijuana, such as the private prison industry and planet killing fossil fuels, which are one of the reasons marijuana was criminalized for in the first place. All of these are violations of human rights.

Making money is not a bad thing. It is also not a bad thing to have a business. America was built on small business. But, when power is gained by the persistent abuse of other human beings, which is slavery, it becomes a human rights issue. Keeping criminal penalties on marijuana in place continues the abuse of human beings. It continues to keep people in prison and continues to hold people at a disadvantage for personal growth, literally robbing them of their freedom.

The Denver 420 Rally is committed to getting the greed out of weed. We are also committed to getting our voices heard and are committed to ensuring that all of our rights, our human rights, are being considered. We will fight to make sure that members of communities most affected by the war on marijuana are included in the local and national debate and have their rights and freedoms restored. We are committed to supporting the growth of small local business & minority owned businesses. We will continue to develop confidence and educate the large marijuana community on how to be active members of their community through continued contributions and peaceful political actions.

The End of Prohibition will not come from the people until two thirds of the states unite and amend our US Constitution. Attend this year's rally and hear more about how we intend to do this, together, a marijuana community in unity. We have asked the Denver Police Department to properly prioritize their duties in regards to the smoking and consuming of marijuana for adults age 18 and over and to focus on the minors under 18 who should not be, unless in possession of a valid red card with recommended condition. We the Denver 420 Rally, formerly known as the Ken Gorman Rally, are the first and ongoing 29 year old establishment that has shaped what the large marijuana culture and community is today.

Stand up with us and show your support and unity for our cause of total freedom for marijuana locally, federally and globally including removing marijuana from the NATO Drug Treaty Act. Keep all attendance within Civic Center Park and away from the Denver Art Museum south of the park as to respect the children's event at the museum on Saturday. Anyone charged while in attendance will receive criminal defense services FREE of charge, courtesy of Attorney at Law, Robert Corry with Corry and Associates, Denver CO. Together we will build an inclusive community with civil engagement and equality. LET DENVER SERVE AS A BEACON OF HOPE.

Saturday April 20th 2013 Schedule

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Special Performance (Dj Arjitech)
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Instrumental Band Artist Performance
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Hemp Fashion Show
1:00 p.m.-1:10 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
1:10 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: Benediction
2:10 p.m.-2:20 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
2:20 p.m.-2:35 p.m.: Invocation
2:35 p.m.-2:50 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
2:50 p.m.-3:20 p.m.: Platform to the key note address John Pylka Chief Organizer to the 44th Annual National Smoke In
3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m.: Key note Address given by Miguel Lopez, Rico Colibri (C.A.R.E) and Rob Corry
4:20 p.m.-4:35 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
4:35 p.m.-4:50 p.m.: Thank Yous Acknowledgements and Dedications
4:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Special Performance (Dj Arjitech)
5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Closing speech
5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Instrumental Band Artist Fundraiser Performance

Sunday April 21st 2013

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Special Performance (Dj Arjitech)
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Recognitions
12:45 p.m.-12:55 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
12:55 p.m.-2:25 p.m.: Benediction and Awards
2:25 p.m.-2:35 p.m.: Artist Fundraiser Performance
2:35 p.m.-2:40 p.m.: Invocation and Awards
2:40 p.m.-2:50 p.m.: Artist Performance
2:50 p.m.-3:20 p.m.: Platform to the key note address
3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m.: Key note Address given by Miguel Lopez
4:20 p.m.-4:35 p.m.: Top Performing Artist
4:35 p.m.-4:50 p.m.: Awards
4:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Closing Speech

More from our Marijuana archive circa April 2012: "4/20 in Civic Center Park: Our pot critic cuts through the smoke"

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stuka1
stuka1

"In addition to addresses by the likes of attorney Rob Corry and activist Rico Colibri,..."


Good Lord, surely not the ame Rico Colibri who wants to throw out of state visitors to the incarceration industry wolves by forcing them to consume every bit of the up to 5 grams he would allow them, right there at the pot shop,  and only then turning them loose on the roads to kill someone in their car or be pulled over and sent to the slammer for driving with astronomical thc levels in their blood? He's the best friend Kevin Sabet has got in Colorado!

Case
Case

We have A64 to thank for HB 13-1114, this year's marijuana and driving bill. Thanks to all the stoners who voted for A64, we now have this festering turd sentence line in our constitution, maybe forever: "Driving under the influence of marijuana shall remain illegal." Since the brilliant McLawyers that wrote A64 failed to define exactly what "driving under the influence of marijuana is", they have FORCED the General Assembly to define it for them. They have decided that if you are suspected of drunk driving, the government will have the right to take your blood without your consent. If the government finds 0.5 ng/mL of THC in your blood, you will be guilty of a felony charge of driving under the influence. Under HB 13-1114, you don't get to present evidence that you might not have been actually impaired. The mere presence of this meager amount of THC in your blood guarantees your conviction.

Remember, if the A64 McLawyers had wanted to prohibit this kind of bill from being introduced, they could easily have added that language to A64.

Now, for discussion purposes, I would really like to see the pro-A64 crowd tell us all how forced blood draws and ridiculously-low nanogram limits is a "step in the right direction." As the Donkey says, "Be precise and show your work."

Rev. B Baker
Rev. B Baker

they are still protesting oppressive and bigoted people

Rev. B Baker
Rev. B Baker

havent been to a rally since ken g was murdered, but making a whole luxury cannabis weekend vacation out of it all, this year, for the wife and i, as we have had kids since 2000

Evan Mathis
Evan Mathis

I've been a couple times, typically just for 4:20 and then get out. Similar to St. Patrick's day, it's amateur hour for stoners. Plus I always see way too many babies in strollers...

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

Still Laughing...this can't be real...hilarious!

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

WTF??? Are these people for real? Or Westword, are these fake accts you set up to trick people. This has to be a joke right? POT is a derogatory term?

Denver's 8th Avenue Crime Fighters
Denver's 8th Avenue Crime Fighters

BIGOTS would you report NIGGER RALLY? POT RALLY IS NOT an O.K. DEROGATORY TERM TO USE in connection to the MARIJUANA aka CANNABIS MINORITY COMMUNITY! DEMAND that the MEDIA, WESTWORD and MEDIA STOP.. PERPETUATING OUR OPPRESSION and DISCRIMINATION! 8 minutes ago · Like

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

BIGOTS would you report NIGGER RALLY? POT RALLY IS NOT an O.K. DEROGATORY TERM TO USE in connection to the MARIJUANA aka CANNABIS MINORITY COMMUNITY! DEMAND that the MEDIA, WESTWORD and MEDIA STOP.. PERPETUATING OUR OPPRESSION and DISCRIMINATION!

Kellie Lankutis
Kellie Lankutis

Well as some tourist and natives find it hard to believe, not everyone in Colorado smokes. I don't smoke, so it would be pretty weird being there.

Dj Barajas
Dj Barajas

I memorialize a different event that occurred on that day in 1999.

Testecleese
Testecleese

Michael, will WW be posting a list of communities, towns and cities that are enacting A64 fully as written? Might be interesting to see which of those are enacting the will of the voters and which are not. It is a list that I think many would be interested in seeing.

Thanks for the work in keeping us informed of A64 compliance as this plays out. Much appreciated.

Omar Williams
Omar Williams

I've Never Been! I Smoke @ Home like Sane people!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"Amendment 64 did not remove criminal penalties, nor did it make any concessions to those that are currently in jail for non-violent marijuana offenses, while ignoring the 18-21 year old [adult] community, continuing limits unlike the regulation of alcohol," he writes. "Those people are still in jail, and they will still face a hard time finding a job, resorting to dealing with the black markets for survival. This includes public consumption."

Finally some ACCURATE and HONEST coverage of that festering turd that is A64.



tjudahministries
tjudahministries

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ccapra
ccapra

@Case No you don't, it was there last year without 64.  It's just the same douche bag with the porno mustache re-introducing it.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Rev. B Baker  ... so what did you do, trade the kids for a pathetic ounce of "legal" weed?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Denver's 8th Avenue Crime Fighters ... take your meds, psycho.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Deborah Watts = cuckoo for cocoa puffs 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Testecleese 

The Will of the Voters was -- as specifically written into A64 -- that individual Cities and Counties could ENTIRELY BAN any commercial/retail Marijuana activities if they so desired.

Eighty Four (84) Cities or Counties had already BANNED "medical" marijuana dispensaries prior to A64, so you can count on those same ones to rapidly enacting bans on recreational dispensaries -- AS ALLOWED by THE WILL of the Stupid Stoners who wrote and passed A64!

*** Regulation Works!! *** -- now bück dich and feel the Fist of Regulation you begged for, sucker!

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@ccapra @Case You're right, ccapra. Last year was the second time a THC driving standard bill narrowly failed to become law. This year makes number three. Thanks for the post.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Case @michael.roberts @ccapra 

Stupid Stoners -- like ccrapra -- are as Stupid Stoners do!

Only a stupid stoner would surrender TOTAL CONTROL of Marijuana over to the same anti-marijuana bureaucrats and big government regulators who've been promoting the drug war for decades.

Fucking idiots who supported A64 deserve to get the Fist of Regulation rammed up their ass.


Case
Case

@michael.roberts@ccapra@Case If the A64 McLawyers had wanted to prohibit this kind of bill from being introduced, they could easily have added that language to A64. NORML supporst the 5 ng law, as does MPP.

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