11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road 1/24/09

11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert
At Tobacco Road
Hosted By
Ploppy Palace Productions
On Saturday, January 24, 2009 Ploppy Palace Productions and Tobacco Road will be hosting the 11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to raise funds for FL NORML’s (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. As part of this four stage extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis.
As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, reggae, folk, vocal harmonies, hip-hop, funk, experimental, tribal rhythms, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams.
Johnny Dread, Sweetbone, Jahfe, Day Music Died, Mr Grim Reapa, The Aurapool, Kuyayky, Addax, Carl Ferrari & Friends, The Tribe, The Southwood Project, Ana Kanpa, Togen, Robby Hunter, Shawn Snyder, Val C Wisecracker, Deep Water Willy, Orrin Bolton, Steve Minotti, Ryan Rachel, Jacob Jeffries Band, Starving Artist Tour, The Brian Elliot Hot Box Social, Under No Order, Jenna’s Boneyard, LaGuardia, Rayko/KRB, UOM, Hoosha, Tristan & The Juice, The Aleatoric Effect, Chris Beatz, The 7D, Nacho, The Int’l Language and more will be showcasing original music.
Alonso, Angelo Pizarro, Jonathan Rose and other spoken word artists will be presenting innovative spoken word poetry with musical accompaniment.
Martian Ambassador & the Captured Chorus will be presenting a spoken word piece called “Inevitable Inauguration, Irreversible Impeachment”.
Mark A.S. will be presenting social satire about the laws concerning medical marijuana and the drug war.
In addition, Elviza Isis, Stacy Oh and other dancers will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones.
Plus Anibal Fernandez and Linx will be rendering a live painting demonstration to visually complement the music.
Irvin Rosenfeld and Elvy Musikka, legal medical marijuana patients, will be describing their experiences with obtaining medical marijuana through the federal government.
The 11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will also feature a selection of community speakers who will present information about the issues including Norm Kent – National NORML Board of Directors, Sara Yousuf – criminal defense attorney, Roger Scott from Florida NORML, members from the Florida Green Party and other concerned citizens.
FL NORML, Florida Green Party and various other organizations will have informational booths with literature and handouts to help educate about community issues and the medical marijuana campaign in Florida.
The event will work to raise funds and awareness for FL NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. Previously, a person’s right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy. Currently there are 12 states that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine.
In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, Xango, Ragamufyn, 75rabbit, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry, Phukit, Emerald City Imports, Sergio Torres, Arleen Davila, Alan Glover, Roostas No. 5 and selected independent corporations.
Production support provided by Ploppy Palace Productions, Atlas Sound Productions, Anamaze Productions, Turk Masters Cymbals, Mystic Cat Productions and 7th Circuit Productions.
The 11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is currently looking for supportive sponsors and unique vendors to help to build up the community outreach and contribute to the cause.
The 11th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions, OnlineGigs.com, Antidote Productions, Artists For Community Evolution, The Wallflower Gallery, Music Art Love and FL NORML.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Ave., Brickell
305-374-1198
www.tobacco-road.com
www.myspace.com/tobaccoroad626
21 Years Old + with ID
Admission is $ 12.
Advance tickets available.
www.myspace.com/medmj
www.ploppypalace.com
For more information, please email Ploppy Palace Productions at events@ploppypalace.com.

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