Hemp Lovers Find Host In Zephyrhills!

Hemp Lovers Find Host In Zephyrhills!
Posted by FoM on June 15, 1999 at 06:21:42 PT
Source: St. Petersburg Times
ZephyrhillsA blowout honoring the miracles of marijuana might not be the city leaders' first choice, but citing freedom of speech, Zephyrhills won't challenge a pro-marijuana group's right to hold a Hemp Revolution at Zephyr Park on the Fourth of July.
The Florida Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will begin the day with an electric guitar version of The Star Spangled Banner, performed by a musician who calls himself Billy Bongster. FORML also has invited a pro-marijuana group called the High Times Freedom Fighters. Hemp vendors will sell clothing made of the fiber. People will gather signatures for petitions pushing marijuana legalization. "It's going to be really awesome, man," said Mike Palmieri, FORML's 38 year-old president and chief executive officer. "It's Pasco County's first hemp fest."Zephyrhills relative tolerance for the festival contrasts with the attitude during the city's Founders' Day celebration in March, when organizers denied the pot proponents a place in the local parade. "It's more trouble than it's worth to make a big deal out of it," City Manager Steve Spina said.
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Comment #1 posted by melissa turner on June 16, 2000 at 12:08:53 PT:
hemp festival 2000
I was wondering if someone could send me some information on this year's festival in Zepherhills. I work at a smoke shop and we'd love to come and be a part of the festivities. Please send any info concerning being a vendor ie. Do we need to provide our own booth, tables, chairs, etc.., also, what exactly is allowed to be sold, only hemp products or will pipes etc. be permitted?Please respond ASAP!!Thanks so much.You can reach me at 727-697-2848 or mopresnick
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