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A2 Prepares for Hash Bash Events
Posted by CN Staff on April 04, 2003 at 10:26:16 PT
By Maria Sprow, Daily Staff Reporter
Source: Michigan Daily 
In the midst of a war abroad, some are attempting to put an end to a different type of war here at home, a battle that has been going on since Richard Nixon's presidency - the war on drugs. Call them stoners, pot heads, marijuana aficionados, hippies, or liberal political activists - in any case, they'll be turning out in full force this weekend for the 32nd Ann Arbor Hash Bash.
"We do get a much larger crowd than any other event or rally on campus. We get many more people than the anti-war rallies, we get many more people than the affirmative action rallies," said long-time organizer Adam Brook. "Why? Because people love weed. They show up for weed."Like previous years, the main event takes place at noon tomorrow on the Diag, following an 11 a.m. rally and march in front of the Federal Building on Liberty Street. The event will be followed by a Hash Bash after party on Monroe Street, near Dominick's Restaurant.The Department of Public Safety and the Ann Arbor Police Department plan to increase patrols tomorrow for the events. AAPD Sgt. Ed Stuck said there will be 15 extra officers on duty, while DPS Sgt. Melissa Overton said DPS will also be significantly increasing its force, which will patrolling the Diag and surrounding sidewalks.While only 4,000 to 6,000 people are expected for the noon celebration, approximately 30,000 to 50,000 people are expected to visit Ann Arbor this weekend to join the en masse smoke-in. Those visiting the Diag and other University property - which includes the sidewalks surrounding the Diag - will be subject to harsher penalties for smoking marijuana than those visiting the rest of the city. A person caught smoking marijuana on University property may be arrested for a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine, but a person caught on city property will be given a $25 ticket for a civil infraction. At last year's Hash Bash, more than 50 people were arrested by the departments - only one was a University student. Several Hash Bash organizers are working to ensure that this year's event not only attracts people to the city, but also carries a strong political message."Many individuals last year dubbed it the 'Trash Bash,' arguing that the event contained no political seriousness and was more about a bunch of middle-aged stoners joking about getting high and whining that this privilege was not legal," said LSA junior and Hash Bash organizer Dan Sheill, a member of Michigan Students for a Sensible Drug Policy and chairman of the College Libertarians. "But drug prohibition affects all of society, not just the rough 10 percent of the American population that smokes on a regular basis," he said, adding that he believes the war on drugs creates an unnecessary financial burden on American taxpayers."The drug war is expensive and requires thousands of dollars a year to house each convicted non-violent possessor," he added.Source: Michigan Daily (MI Edu)Author: Maria Sprow, Daily Staff ReporterPublished: April 04, 2003Copyright: 2003 The Michigan DailyContact: daily.letters umich.eduWebsite: http://www.michigandaily.com/Related Articles & Web Sites:SSDPhttp://www.ssdp.org/Ann Arbor Hash Bashhttp://www.hashbash.com/Petitioners Net 8,000 Signatureshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread9316.shtmlMarijuana Petitioners Change Strategy http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread9284.shtml
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Comment #5 posted by RevHappy on April 07, 2003 at 23:13:22 PT:
Hardcore HASHBASH
Id say 3-6 thousand showed up in the FREEZING COLD to hear whats new in Drug Peace. 
POT CURES CANCER-oh, thats OLD news... whats new is HR197 and the FLINT MARIJUANA MARCH! 
http://www.geocities.com/legalizemichigan 
March in FIVE Michigan Cities and around the world May 3rd! The vending at the bash STILL EXISTS at Dominicks. North University got shut down. They will sue... Had it been warm, this would have Really, Really, ROCKED The speakers were cool, the bands were great, we had MJ Cheerleaders and a HEMP fashion show. Shit, only FOUR BUSTS, and for nothing. It should have been titles "Police have hard time at Hash Bash" We won, its obvious potsmokers are tenacious. I might as well say potsmoking is part of their RELIGION. This year, Hash Bash was a pilgramage. It just REALLY ROCKED!
Michigan Marijuana Marches May 3rd Flint Lansing Detroit TC And BC
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on April 06, 2003 at 12:33:36 PT
Thank you afterburner 
I have it posted now. I was just looking in Michigan Daily about the Hash Bash and didn't find anything then checked back here and you came to the rescue! Thanks again!http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread15890.shtml
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on April 06, 2003 at 12:09:16 PT:
FoM: Here's the Scoop.
 Winter returns just in time for Hash Bash http://www.mlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-4/10496243848210.xml?aanews?NEA (Sunday, 4/06/2003, Ann Arbor News )
The weather was better for shivering than smoking marijuana, but that didn't deter hundreds of people from turning out Saturday afternoon for the 32nd annual Hash Bash on the University of Michigan Diag. 
From Ann Arbor with love.ego destruction or ego transcendence, that is the question.
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Comment #2 posted by afterburner on April 04, 2003 at 16:47:45 PT:
Yes, These Yahoos Always Have a Put Down.
"Many individuals last year dubbed it the 'Trash Bash,' arguing that the event contained no political seriousness and was more about a bunch of middle-aged stoners joking about getting high and whining that this privilege was not legal," said LSA junior and Hash Bash organizer Dan Sheill, a member of Michigan Students for a Sensible Drug Policy and chairman of the College Libertarians. After John Sinclair, famous in Ann Arbor as "ten years for two joints" and subject of mass demonstrations including John and Yoko singing Free John Sinclair, was freed, some wag announced, "Now John Sinclair is free to smoke pot in his van."Trivializing and pot puns are just as damaging to the serious issues involved in cannabis law liberalization as the lies and obfuscation of the ONDCP, DEA, DARE, NIDA, FDA, HHS, and other prohibitionists.Have fun at the Hash Bash. Be smart and wily. Network. Build political alliances. Envision the future possibilities of a world at peace with cannabis, medicine healing, creativity flowing.George Harrison's unrecorded long lost verse of Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man:When the truth gets buried deep -
beneath a thousand years of sleep -
time demands a turn around -
and once again the truth is found -
awakening the Hurdy Gurdy Man -
who comes singin' songs of love -
Then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man -
He comes singing songs of love. -
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang. -
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang. -
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang. -
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy.ego destruction or ego transcendence, that is the question.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on April 04, 2003 at 13:17:34 PT
Stoned scientists 
Marijuana and psychedelics have inspired many of the modern world's greatest minds. 
 (04 Apr, 2003) http://www.hempbc.com/articles/2783.html 
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