Apr 172013
 April 17, 2013

overgrow the government 420 dc marijuanaOvergrow the Government, the premier hosts of the annual 4/20 event in D.C, and your Mistresses and Master of ceremonies: Rebecca Forbes, Candace Junkin and Wayward Bill, cordially invite you to the National 4/20 rally, concert and first ever Cash Hyde Day in our nation’s capital! Join us and other cannabis organizations from all over the country, as we come together, in unity, to celebrate the life of our boy of steel, Cash Hyde, and to call out to our Nation’s leaders for the end of marijuana prohibition nationwide.

http://www.overgrowthegovt.net/

Overgrow the Government’s 4/20 rally is an annual rally held in Washington D.C., in Lafayette Park at the very back door of the Whitehouse. Participants of this rally unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike on the benefits of marijuana and to call out to President Obama to end marijuana prohibition. This year’s rally and call is even more important because it is dedicated to our boy of steel, our brave Cash Hyde and his family. His message of hope, bravery and love is one we hope the world and our lawmakers will hear loud and clear!

Overgrow the Government believes that the people of this great country stand to benefit greatly from the end of marijuana prohibition. Medicinally, recreationally, agriculturally and industrially, marijuana reform is important both socially and economically to the communities and families of the United States. Our rally aims to bring all cannabis reform organizations, activists and advocates together in unity, to educate the public and to call for the end of marijuana prohibition.

Events like this take time, work and money to happen. Please consider donating your time and/or making a donation to this great cause. Your generous monetary donation will ensure the success of Overgrow’s 4/20 rally in Washington D.C. You will make a difference in ensuring that this event not only happens, but will continue for years to come; until our voices are heard and marijuana prohibition ends. To make a donation to this great cause go here: http://www.overgrowthegovt.net/apps/donations/

To donate your time or to inquire about a speakers slot please contact Candace Junkin at candace@momsformarijuana.org

More information, speakers and entertainment to be announced as we go! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fabulous event!!!

The Moms for Marijuana Cannabis Quilt and Unity Panel will not be here as planned. Due to it’s theft and subsequent and unusual return in Texas, The U.S. panel sustained some damage that needs to be repaired and the Unity panel is still missing. Moms hopes to have The Cannabis Quilt back on tour soon.
http://www.momsformarijuana.com/the-cannabis-quilt

^^^^^^^^^^^^^MARCH FOR FREEDOM!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9 AM SHARP!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

For those who would like to march on DC! Bring your signs and meet us on the Northwest lawn of the Washington Monument. We will march for freedom down 17th street to Lafayette park!! The street address of the Monument is 15th St NW, Washington, DC. Find the Overgrow Group on the north west side of it. (the 17th St. side.)

See you there!

+++++++++++++*Tips for Lafayette Park:++++++++++++

Parking around the park is terrible! There is free street parking on Saturday and Sunday, but it is VERY limited!!! We advise you take the metro in and walk the 1 block to the park

The closest metro station is McPherson’s Square, which is on the Orange and Blue lines. Exit toward the White House. You will see the park in one block.

If you MUST drive in, and don’t have GPS, directions are provided at the bottom of this event.

Please bring your signs and your banners. You can not leave them on the lawn and walk away. So you don’t bring anything you don’t want to hold at all times.

You can bring chairs. Food. Water. Etc.

Please keep in mind that there will be D.C. Park Police AND Secret Service around us at all times. Leave your canna-meds at home and please act responsibly.

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Rebecca Forbes: East Coast Dir. of The American Cannabis Coalition, CCC CEO, Overgrow the Government Board of Directors, NC advocate for the Cash Hyde Foundation, NC State Officer for Legalize Cannabis International / London, Official NC National Chapter of the American Cannabis Coalition She has been working hard for reform in North Carolina and travels around the country speaking to others about her fight and work as a marijuana activist. She lobby’s for safe access for patients in her state as she fights her own battle with a life threatening disease that can be treated and possibly cured with marijuana.

Wayward Bill Chengelis: Chairman of The U.S. Marijuana Party. Bill has been a political activist all his adult life. He started out with the Democratic Party at the age of 12. He joined the White Panther Party in 1969 in the campaign to free John Sinclair, the then party head who received 10 years for two marijuana joints. Through the years Wayward Bill Chengelis has been active in Yippie, the ACLU, the Democratic Party, S.A.F.E.R., Sensible Colorado, NORML, and the US Marijuana Party. Recently he has taken an interest in Coloradans 4 Cannabis Patient Rights.

Candace Junkin: Assistant Executive Director of Moms for Marijuana International. Moms For Marijuana is a non-profit raising awareness, promoting education, and creating discussion about the cannabis plant. Moms has more than 160 chapters in 19 countries around the world. She also is treasurer of and sits on the board of directors of Overgrow The Government. Candace works hard to educate the communities, leaders and legislatures in her home state, lobbies for and testifies on the many bills in the Maryland and works tirelessly for the reform of Cannabis laws the world over.
http://www.momsformarijuana.org/

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Chris Hirsch: Founder of People for the Cannabis Culture. PFTCC is an organization of people who choose to use cannabis in their daily lives. They are loud and proud about their cannabis use. They choose a plant that has been scientifically proven to be safer than alcohol and they fight for the right to use it. Their motto is: “Our planet, our plant, our choice! Support your right to use marijuana!” Chris has a very compelling story you won’t want to miss. He testifies in his state legislatures on every cannabis bill that comes to committee and is lobbying hard for patients and recreational user alike.
http://www.facebook.com/pftcc

Paola Klockner: Board of Directors, Virginia NORML and Treasurer of NOVA NORML. NOVA NORML is the rapidly growing Northern Virginia chapter of Virginia NORML. After being detained by ICE and stripped of her greencard for a small amount of marijuana, Paola decided to become a US citizen and an activist for Virginia NORML. She has
helped organize and plan numerous NOVA NORML events since it’s inception. She also testifies before the Charlottesville City Council.

Dick Kennedy: A PhD economist who was awarded CIA’s Career Intelligence Medal in 2004, after a 31-year career as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence. Like the great majority of economists who have studied the issue, he believes the war on drugs is a failure that can’t pass any kind of cost/benefit analysis. Dick is also a member of the Virginia NORML Board of Directors but his personal drug use is limited to caffeine and an occasional glass of wine.

Savion “Slain Illuzion” Hays: the Owner of The Virginia Hemp Company, Marketing Director of Cannabis Planet TV and Director for the Foundation HOPE (Hemp Offers People Everything). Becoming a Prop 215 patient and Cannabis activist in 2010 Slain has worked with some of the Cannabis / Hemp industry leaders to bring Hemp as a commodity to the mainstream market as to assist in the end of Cannabis Prohibition. The VA Hemp Co’s goal is to eventually see a world in which Hemp is used in every facet of our life. Food, Fuel, Fiber, and Medicine.
http://earthgang.wix.com/vahempco

We will do a call to the audience for patients and supporters alike to speak and tell YOUR story. If you’d like to speak, please please answer our call and come up and do so. Your stories make a difference. ♥

We will also call for anyone who would like to talk briefly about Cash Hyde and how he and his story affected them and/or their lives. Please consider saying a few words, and educating those who don’t know, about our boy of steel. ♥

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DJ CHUCKLEZ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~OFFICIAL DC DJ FOR~~~
~~~MOM’s For MARIUJANA & OVERGROW The GOVERNMENT~~~

Fresh from gigs ALL over..
From the Radio to Clubs and Venues in New York City… DC….MD and VA….
http://www.facebook.com/DJChucklezz (Profile)
http://www.facebook.com/DJChucklezUniversalGroovez (Page)
https://soundcloud.com/d-j-chucklez (about 12 hours)
http://www.mixcloud.com/dj-chucklez/
(over a year of mixes including mixes from his time on the radio)
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################## Concert!##################

****** Join us for the modern rock and cover tune sound of ******
********Of The Official Overgrow The Government Band*********
*********************ENCAPTIVE*************************
Find them on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/encaptive
***And on the web @ http://www.reverbnation.com/Encaptive***

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++++++++++++++++ And featuring+++++++++++++++
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FEED GOD CABBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Washington DC area has watched Feed God Cabbage blossom into an established group that is vital to the local music scene. The bands blend of music is a unique combination of punk-rock/reggae and has distinguished the group as a local favorite. This four piece out of Northern Virginia has continued to pack venues, rock crowds, and play some of the most incredible events on the east coast. FGC has shared the stage with many on-demand national acts including: SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Passafire, HR from Bad Brains, and Ballyhoo!. Be on the lookout for more to come.

Check then out here at: http://feedgodcabbage.com/

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♥ Official Photographer and Videographer of The National 4/20 ♥
*********************NATE ATWELL**********************

Nate is a multi-media specialist with a focus on video and motion graphics. A one man production crew, everything from photography, videography and journalism. Nate has a special interest in activism. Examples of his work can be found at Nate Atwell.tumblr.com

********************AFTER PARTY**********************
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ No cover charge^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

NOVA NORML has kindly invited everyone to come to Lucy’s in Arlington (easy to get to right over the bridge) after the event- 6pm-2am. They will have raffles with awesome prizes, drinks specials, good music and more.Your contribution will go to Virginia NORML to help end marijuana prohibition in VA! They are very pleased to announce that the Upton Blues Band and also Maple will be there performing live! It will surely be a night to remember! Invite your friends.

Here is the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224826480997270/?ref=ts&fref=ts

========== Driving Directions to Lafayette Park =========

Driving From MD:
From Rt. 50
Take Rt. 50 West following signs for Washington DC
Once in DC, 50 West becomes New York Avenue
Follow signs to stay on New York Avenue
Take a RIGHT from New York Avenue on 15th Street NW
Take a LEFT from 15th Street NW onto I Street NW
Take a LEFT from I Street NW onto 16th Street NW
Find Parking

Driving From VA:
From Rt. 50
Take Rt. 50 East until it becomes Constitution Avenue
Take a LEFT from Constitution onto 18th Street NW
Take a RIGHT from 18th Street NW onto H Street NW
Find Parking

From Rt. 66
Take Rt. 66 East into Washington DC
Exit on Constitution Avenue
Take a LEFT from Constitution onto 18th Street NW
Take a RIGHT from 18th Street NW onto H Street NW
Find Parking

From 395
Take 395 North
Exit 14th Street
Follow 14th Street North to I Street NW
Take a LEFT on I Street NW
Take a LEFT on 16th Street NW
Find Parking

Garage parking is an option. The closest garages are one block North from H St. between 16th and 17th Sts NW on “I” (Eye) Street and on Connecticut Avenue and “I”. You will have to do your own research to see if they are open on weekends. Most are.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432419816 Candace Junkin

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