With legalization looming, another glorious bonanza
There was a time when coverage of the annual MassCann/NORML Freedom Rally—even in the alternative press—focused on the obscene number of heads who were arrested for smoking pot on Boston Common. And on the peaceful attendees who were dragged out of the festival like wild hogs. Though some intellectually cloistered straights still hate on marijuana (for more on that, check out the new installment of The Tokin’ Truth about the persecution of Freedom Rally organizer Bill Downing), otherwise there’s endless edibles and sunshine up ahead, as was evident at this year’s rally. Chew on these select pics from day two with Termanology, Redman, and Method Man, and don’t forget that if you want to see a lot more partying of this sort, you need to register by October 19 in order to vote affirmative on Question 4 in November.
A Queens, NY native who came to New England in 2004 to earn his MA in journalism at Boston University, Chris Faraone is the editor and co-publisher of DigBoston and a co-founder of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. He has published several books including 99 Nights with the 99 Percent, and has written liner notes for hip-hop gods including Cypress Hill, Pete Rock, Nas, and various members of the Wu-Tang Clan.