UPDATE: Due to inclement weather conditions the time of this event has been pushed back by one hour. We will meet at 2330 Highland Avenue at 2 pm and begin our march to the Fountain at 5 Points South between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. The Birmingham News has confirmed that they will be coming out to report on our event. If road conditions are still problematic in your area at noon then do not attempt to attend. However, if you can safely make it to this event please come and bring as many people as you can.
Dear Friends and Supporters of Medical Marijuana in Alabama,
On Feb. 13, 2010 beginning at 1 p.m. members of Alabamians for Compassionate Care will kick off International Medical Marijuana Week with a celebration in Birmingham, Alabama with a pot luck dinner, fellowship, speakers and a short demonstration. If you plan to attend please bring a covered dish to share with other attendees. Later on we plan to have individual patients tell their stories about why they use medical marijuana, what they have to endure to get their medicine and how such obstacles have negatively impacted their lives. We will conclude our event by marching from 2330 Highland Ave. down to the fountain at 5 Points South and the back to the Hwy 280 overpass. Please make and bring signs about medical marijuana. Possible slogans include
I am a PATIENT not a criminal
My other medicine is addictive
STOP ARRESTING PATIENTS
MAKE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGAL
Please feel free to make up your own sign slogans so long as they have to do with medical marijuana.
The address of our celebration is
2330 Highland Ave. South (on Southside)
This location is right next to Caldwell Park. Should our group become too large for the location we have selected we can and will spill over into the park, weather permitting.
Load your cars and trucks up with as many people as you can find and we look forward to seeing you there.
If you have questions or need further information please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact our Outreach coordinator Christie O'Brien at 205-907-6131 email@example.com or by contacting our Web Coordinator Penny Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org