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News :: Human Rights
4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
20 Apr 2005
Modified: 07:00:50 PM
Rain dampened 4/20 attendance at the University of Vermont in Burlington today, but not the spirits of the 40+ attendees.
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4/20 at UVM -- 2005 was rainy, but spirited
UVM clamped down on the annual 4/20 marijuana freedom rally this year as part of their image-burnishing campaign. University officials planned to charge SSDP--Students for a Sensible Drug Policy--$2000 for extra security if they held the event. Instead, students gathered at Redstone Green for an unsponsored rally.

Attendees had to bypass a cordon of yellow-jacketed rent-a-cops to join their fellow freedom activists on a rain-soaked campus. A large banner held by SSDP activist Tommy Wheeler, who received a monetary judgement in response to his arrest at the event last year.

Some students lurked under the covered walkways watching the event, which paled compared to last year's turnout. A few drummers were joined by a bluesy trumptet and then eventually, a saxaphone.
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4/20 at UVM -- 2005 was rainy, but spirited
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4/20 at UVM -- 2005 was rainy, but spirited
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4/20 at UVM -- 2005 was rainy, but spirited
See also:
http://www.vtnorml.org/

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Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
20 Apr 2005
AHHHHHH!!!!! Fogel owns a weather machine!
Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
20 Apr 2005
what is NORML?
Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
20 Apr 2005
we were trying to get to redstone from atheltic campus, but the F*ing cops weren't letting any one on ,we had to show uvm id and they still wouldn't let us go over........
Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
21 Apr 2005
i know one of the rent-a-cops- he came to my suite at about 4:45, had a beer and smoked a bowl.

dan fogel sucks
Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
21 Apr 2005
This just in! Some hippies in Vermont smoke marijuana in the rain!

DEFINITELY worth bumping something else off the front page of the newswire.
4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
21 Apr 2005
Of course it was spirited! They were all high! They actually thought it was sunny and in the 80s. They also thought that they were in Miami. Benvenito a Miami!
Re: 4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
22 Apr 2005
NORML = National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (that may no be exactly right but Im at work and can't look it up. its at least really close to that.)