HempCT, a local grassroots advocacy organization, is planning a Global Marijuana March from 12-8 p.m. on May 4 in Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford, according to their website.
According to their mission statement, the HempCT is committed to "ending the harm caused by Connecticut's marijuana laws and shifting our focus toward more compassionate alternatives than prohibition."
Speakers at the event include High Times magazine publisher Rick Cusick, lobbyist LaResse Harvey, hempologist John Dvorak, NY Harvest Festival founder Rob Robinson, Erik Williams of CT Norml, LEAP official Jack Cole and Wayward Bill Chengelis of the US Marijuana Party. Music will be provided by the McLovins, Dubbest, Rhythmic Circus and White River Junction, and a "prize" will be handed out to the first 100 attendees.
Arch Street Tavern is hosting an after-party at 8 p.m. ($5 cover), with music by HannaH's Field, the String Band and Full Spectrum. Head here for details and tickets.
Here's a clip of the McLovins doing "Cohesive" at last year's Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport.