Sure, Sunday might be Easter, but it’s also the widely-celebrated pot holiday, 4/20, that has cannabis lovers tokin’ up by the masses in celebration of this medicinal/recreational herb. Whether it’s smoked for pleasure or legit medical reasons, those who partake all agree the benefits of the drug, which is still illegal in PA, outweigh any risks and that it’s much safer to consume than alcohol, a harmful substance that is widely abused. Well, what’s up with that!? Inquiring minds would like to know why a drug that hasn’t killed a soul in the history of the world is still criminalized, while booze is widely available, socially acceptable to partake in and can totally kill you in one sitting aside from the fact it’s not good for you in most cases. PA has steadily been gaining momentum with their legalization movement via organizations like our chapter of NORML and other folks who support the cause. They’re inviting all like-minded folks to a benefit show at Mr. Smalls next Saturday, April 26 at 8PM in conjunction with the monthly Creative Life Support event. All proceeds to this 18+ event will benefit Pittsburgh NORML.
“This show has something for everyone and features some of the region’s finest artists. We know there is a groundswell of support for legalizing marijuana, and we hope this show will help raise awareness to do just that.” – Event organizer Ben Shannon
Featuring a “diverse lineup of acclaimed local talent” the show includes Meeting of Important People front man Josh Verbanets, rockers Good Brother Earl, roots reggae band Truth and Rites, activist rapper JasiriX, and the reunited R&B fusion group BEAM. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased here.
Props to Opus One Productions, Creative Life Support, Pittsburgh NORML and Mr. Smalls Theater for contributing to this awesome event! We’re definitely supporters of the cause and hope to see other folks out to support!