Hash Bash Pro-Pot Event Gets Touch of Hollywood

Hash Bash Pro-Pot Event Gets Touch of Hollywood
Posted by CN Staff on April 08, 2007 at 09:32:40 PT
By Geoff Larcom, News Staff Reporter 
Source: Ann Arbor News 
Michigan -- The Hash Bash was cold and a little bit Hollywood Saturday. Among the featured speakers this year was actor and director David Arquette, touring to promote his movie "The Tripper,'' which debuts April 20. Arquette's words followed the theme of the 36th annual event, which emphasized the need to change laws to legalize marijuana. 
"What we really should be fighting is violence'' as a solution to solving our problems, Arquette told an enthusiastic crowd of more than 400. They endured freezing temperatures, wind and snow flurries for nearly an hour on the University of Michigan Diag Saturday. Adam Brook, organizer and master of ceremonies of the Hash Bash since 1989, termed the crowd and response better than expected, given the weather. He said Arquette has been a fan of the event and made time to include the Hash Bash in his tour. Scio Township Trustee Chuck Ream said that many existing laws ignore research showing marijuana is not a dangerous drug, but rather is "God's holy and sacred medicine.'' Tim Beck, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) vowed to continue the fight to change the state law. "This thing is going to change, I promise you,'' he said. Brook paid tribute to James Wilson Jr., known as Chef Ra, who wrote a food column in the pro-marijuana magazine "High Times.'' He died in his sleep on Dec. 26 at age 56. Brook said Wilson often enjoyed a beer at Ashley's on State Street. He marked the memory by emptying a bottle in the middle of the Diag - but didn't sip from it. "My lawyer advised me about that,'' Brook said. In the heyday of the Hash Bash in the 1970s, as many as 10,000 people packed into the Diag. The event began 35 years ago as a reaction to activist John Sinclair's 1969 prison sentence on charges of possessing two marijuana cigarettes. Complete Title: Hash Bash Flash Pro-Pot Event Gets Touch of Hollywood  Snipped:Complete Article: Ann Arbor News (MI)Author: Geoff Larcom, News Staff Reporter Published: Sunday, April 08, 2007Copyright: 2007 The Ann Arbor NewsContact: letters annarbornews.comWebsite: Bash -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #12 posted by westnyc on April 10, 2007 at 09:39:37 PT
I can't believe this!
I flew to LA on Saturday night from Detroit; and, guess who was on my flight to LA.....David Arquette. He has to be one of the nicest celebrities I've ever encountered. I had no idea why he was in DTW until now. BTW....we had a four-hour delay in Romulus; and, arrived late to LAX. I think many famous people could take a lesson from Mr. Arquette. A large group of kids on the flight were excited to see him; and, he was all smiles and hellos; and, pleasant to everyone! His attitude and courtesy are how I define the word "Movie Star." Thank you David! :-)
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Comment #11 posted by ekim on April 09, 2007 at 08:47:23 PT
see a Leap event near you
US OH: Editorial: 'We Have Never Made a Difference' In DrugURL:
Newshawk: Howard J. Wooldridge
 Votes: 0
Pubdate: Sun, 08 Apr 2007
Source: Repository, The (Canton, OH)
Copyright: 2007 The Repository
Author: David Kaminski, Repository editor
Cited: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Referenced: Judge Harry E. Klide's OPED
Bookmark: (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)'WE HAVE NEVER MADE A DIFFERENCE' IN DRUG WAR, EX-COP TELLS ROTARY The Canton Rotary Club heard Friday from a speaker who wants to scrap the nation's drug laws. He wants to end the illegal drug trade by putting the government in charge of regulating the sale of drugs just as it does alcohol and tobacco products. The Rotarians were polite, as one would expect them to be. Some were in agreement with speaker Howard Wooldridge's message because I heard them say so in small conversations around the room. Most were noncommittal. There was no vote taken on the members' sentiments after Wooldridge finished his
Apr 10 07 Ohio State University 07:00 PM Howard Wooldridge Columbus Ohio USA 
 Sponsored by the Students for Sensible Drug Policy OSU Chapter. Room 20, Page Hall, John Glenn School of Govt. Apr 10 07 Canton Retired Executives & Professional Men's Club 12:00 PM Howard Wooldridge Canton Ohio USA 
 arranged by retired Judge Harry Klide Apr 13 07 Art Lewis Show/Newsradio 790 WSGW 09:00 AM Howard Wooldridge Saginaw Michigan USA Apr 13 07 Saginaw News MI Editorial Board Meeting 11:00 AM Howard Wooldridge Saginaw Michigan USA Apr 13 07 Bay City Times Editorial Board Meeting 01:00 PM Howard Wooldridge Bay City Michigan USA
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Comment #10 posted by Wayne on April 09, 2007 at 07:53:32 PT
and so it goes...
It looks like after 38 years, the War on Drugs might actually begin to look like a real war. I thought this article was just a tad bit disturbing.If this doesn't wake people up to the inherent dangers of prohibition, I really don't know what will... It's looking more and more like the 'War or Turrr' every day. God willing, maybe people will start to realize what hapless misadventures both of these 'wars' really are.
Mexican drug cartels leave trail on YouTube
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on April 09, 2007 at 07:06:37 PT
Related Article from Michigan Daily
At 'Less Political' Hash Bash, an Arquette Cameo
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Comment #8 posted by dongenero on April 09, 2007 at 07:00:30 PT
Joyce reduced drug use 50% in the '80s??
How funny.I think it may have been 50% lower than if it had be twice as much. Or....hell, just make up your own ridiculous numbers and get them printed.And the operative word in her current organization?....Kids!
Joyce, I'm no kid, leave me out of it.
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on April 09, 2007 at 05:44:21 PT
That one is better. I don't like vague comments. That just isn't fair because that puts people who don't think like what she said in the same box.
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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on April 09, 2007 at 05:41:43 PT
I don't know what group she's talking about...I just found the hat...-0-There is also this one that may not be put on the MAP archive since it is on the website letters to the editor but not in the print edition.US NH: PUB LTE: Pot editorial challenged
Pubdate: Fri, 09 Apr 2007
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat (NH)
Viewed at:
Pot editorial challengedTo the editor:Marijuana is medicine and Foster's is not journalism. ("Anti-pot message needs to be louder," Foster's April 4) There's this thing called the Internet. Check out "medical marijuana" and you might learn something. And quoting Calvina Faye on the subject is like asking Ahmadinejad to comment on the Holocaust. Jeff Meyers
Ventura, Calif.(I like this one better) 
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on April 09, 2007 at 05:27:14 PT
Thank you. I posted the LTE in a comment on the article. What group is she talking about that would have mentioned hard drug use?
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on April 09, 2007 at 05:14:21 PT
Joyce Nalepka is special.
US NH: LTE: Anti-marijuana editorial lauded    Pubdate: Fri, 09 Apr 2007Source: Foster's Daily Democrat (NH)Author: Joyce Nalepka - President Drug-Free Kids: America's Challenge soon to MAP)Contact: letters
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on April 09, 2007 at 05:02:15 PT
Write a letter.
CN BC: LTE: Mental Illness Another Reason To Ban MarijuanaPpr.8, 2007(coming soon to MAP)This letter could use a lot of response...Source: Quesnel Cariboo Observer (CN BC)Contact: newsroom editor 
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Comment #2 posted by Toker00 on April 08, 2007 at 12:14:30 PT
And if you like blow up dolls... I mean Inflatable
Lady Liberties...All BS aside. This is a very good movement.
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Comment #1 posted by Toker00 on April 08, 2007 at 12:05:23 PT
A little more backbone, please.
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