The 5th Annual 420 at 4:20 on 4/20 @ the Concord State House

 420 2014 GroupAfter the 420 celebrations had hit Keene and Manchester in 2009 on a daily basis, liberty activists created semi-yearly 420 events at the Concord state house, one on November 5th, the other on April 20th. The April event turned five this year, and dozens gathered on the steps of the state house to smoke cannabis in defiance of the insane “war on drugs”.

As has been the tradition NH natives and Free State Project participants first held signs and conversed out by Main Street before walking to the state house steps to officially kick off the event.

Rich Paul 420 2014FSP early mover Rich Paul, the event organizer, who was absent last year due to being incarcerated for selling the illegal flowers, once again took the helm and megaphone to issue his standard call to action,

We smoke these in remembrance of lost liberties and in hope for a day when the people do not fear their government, because the government fears the people! Smoke ’em if you got ’em!

Mike Sylvia 420 2014Cannabis was smoked by many and even a couple of NH state representatives got into the action, including Mike Sylvia, who had pledged to toke up if there were enough people wearing fancy outfits to the event. Kudos to Mike and all the others who had the courage to come out and face possible misdemeanor charges for possession of a plant. Of course, as with previous years, the police left us alone – this year not even making an appearance besides driving by on Main St.

It’s time for drug prohibition to end. If you love freedom, please move to NH and get active! Already in NH? Check out the 420 Foundation and NH NORML as well.

Here’s a quick video of the festivities:

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  1. Heroic and history-making. Rich looks great in a tux, and it’s good to see him in his rightful place leading a 420 Rally after returning from a state cage.

  2. I can think of a lot more heroic and history making events than getting high. Just think of what you could accomplish if you all chose to put as much energy in to something more worthwhile. What a joke.

  3. Given how many lives are directly ruined by the War On Only Certain Drugs, that would be a hard threshold to breach. Add in those who are indirectly harmed by the WOOCD (due to the crime it creates, asset forfeiture laws that were been passed to target dealers but are now used for cops to literally engage in highway robbery, etc.), and it would be almost impossible to find a single issue that causes more harm. Ergo, fighting back on that issue does a lot of good.

    But do please feel free to make suggestions as to other issues that would be more worthy, in your mind.


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