A Special Thanks to Everyone!Thank you for participating in the 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert! This year has been about bringing people together.
The Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert Series is a platform that provides a focal point for activism and solidarity. By having a project that allows people to work together and share resources, we strengthen our collective network and hone our individual skills. The event itself is a wonderful showcase of talent and creative expression that also works to provide an audience for a diverse mix of speakers and information.
Things are happening in Florida and the medical marijuana movement is being recognized. We have a legitimate issue that is progressively being addressed in the Florida Legislature as well as in our local municipalities. Yet it requires individuals and organizations to step up and get involved in the process. We need more people to be vocal and to educate others. This is how we make a difference.
Right now there is legislation in motion in Florida. We need to support those people who have sponsored the bill, as well as encourage other elected officials to support it. Currently there are 18 states, plus Washington D.C., that have approved medical marijuana. It is time that Florida join that list.
As we continue to clean up from the 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert, I would like to thank the sponsors once again. BIG THANKS to Tobacco Road for all for the support! Also AcidFlyers and SFGN for the promotional support! Plus 7th Circuit Productions, Resurrection Drums & Anamaze Productions for the tech support! Also Event Rhythm Management for the outreach & tent! Plus Progressive Rags for the quality shirts!
Another BIG THANKS to NORML of Florida, The ACLU of Florida, Patients Out of Time, The Silver Tour, PUFMM, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy and I'm A Patient, Not A Criminal for helping to educate and spread the word about the event!
Also a BIG THANKS to the vendors including The Wallflower Gallery, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry, Progressive Rags, Moksha Boutique, Feather Skye Creations, Pan-African Arts, Man With The Magic Hands, Massage By Tanya, Arts & Crafts by Kristyn Bat, Upcycled Musical Instruments & More by Johnny, Mad Munchies, Not Fadeaway Tiedye and the Amend-O-Matic!
Of course we need to send some BIG LOVE & THANKS to all of the performers & speakers who participated in the event! Also BIG THANKS to all of the people who attended! Changing the marijuana laws in Florida is a group project, so it is wonderful when more people get together to make things happen!
Thank you for your effort.
Funk Finder, Ploppy Palace Productions
Ploppy Palace Productions & NORML of Florida present
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Schedule of Events
The stages schedule page has been updated. Check it out to find out when your favorite bands will be playing and on which stage.
To keep up with the latest word on the benefit check out
Donate to the Cause
NORML of Florida set up the following site so that you could donate some money to the cause and to help put on the benefit. Your financial support does make an important difference. Together we can do this.
Miami Herald Stories (this week)
Poll: 7 in 10 back Florida medical-marijuana plan, enough to possibly affect governor’s race.
Link to the story by Marc Caputo.
Not so Good News
Manatee deputies raid disabled woman's home, seize marijuana plants.
Link to the story by Elizabeth Johnson and Richard Dymond.
Flash on the Radio
Flash was on Michael Stock's WLRN Radio Show on February 24. Here is a little sample.
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Some Highlights of the 14th Annual Benefit
Here is a video with some highlights of the 14th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert - it has some great excerpts of music, speakers and performances. You can catch some of the cool energy at the event as well. Linx did a great job with the recording and the editing! Share the video, so other people see it. This is a primer for the upcoming 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road on Saturday, March 2! Spread the word!
Contact Linx at his Facebook page.