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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wonders of Cannabis Festival Somehow Different From Every Other Day In SF

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 1:03 PM


As if Rock the Bells, Power to the Peaceful, and Treasure Island Music Festival weren't celebrations of weed enough, they had to get all official with this year's Wonders of Cannabis Festival. Bro, I have one of those in my bedroom every night. Pass the dutch:

Pot, weed, bud, herb, hemp, ganja, and grass; whatever you choose to call it, the cannabis plant has permeated the fabric of American culture and counterculture, with the San Francisco Bay area a hotbed for continued activism and debate.

On October 27 and 28, the Wonders of Cannabis Festival returns for the 3rd year at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Emceed by special guest Tommy Chong with his wife Shelby, the indoor/outdoor showcase will feature live music, comedy, speakers, forums, and vendors. The enlightening two-day event is meant to educate and celebrate this versatile plant and the dynamic culture that has surrounded it for over five thousand years, and will touch on important topics suck as user rights and advances in research.

Hours are Saturday, Oct 27th from 11am-7pm, and Sunday, October 28th from 11am-6pm. Tickets are $25; $20 seniors/disabled, and are available at the door. The Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is located near 9th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Along with Tommy Chong, comedians Ngao Bealum and Geechy Guy will keep the crowd laughing during the “green” event, which will also feature a full line up of entertainment including live music from the JGB band, BLVD, Ry Kihn Band, and The Basics, among many others. The large exhibit hall will feature a celebration of the craftsmanship and artistry alive within the culture. Each day will feature the popular Rolling Contests with prizes for the fastest, longest, fattest, and best one-handed joints.

“Cannabis is a helpful herb used by millions of people,” says Ed Rosenthal, activist and founder of the event. “We want to educate the public about the truth gained through legitimate research.” In order to playfully, yet pointedly, draw attention to the magical qualities of the herb, Ed will appear at the event in full magician's gear with cannabis elements to add flare.

The Wonders of Cannabis Festival is a fundraiser in support of Green Aid, a medical marijuana legal defense and education fund based in Oakland, CA.

Founder Ed Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as an authority on marijuana. In his thirty-plus years as a cannabis expert, he has served as a columnist for High Times, Cannabis Culture and Skunk Magazines. He has written or edited more than a dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy.

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