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J Day! Sat 7 May 2005

NORML presents

J Day! Sat 7 May 2005

International J Day will this year be celebrated in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, plus 200 cities in 37 countries around the world.

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws calls on those who want to end marijuana prohibition to show their support. "Come to J Day, and bring your buddies!"

Auckland: International J Day will be recognised in Auckland at the "420 Box" at the Victoria St East entrance to Albert Park, just up from The Hempstore. Be there at 4:20pm - bring your buddies and banners and placards. The 4:20 Box is a new piece of public street art commissioned by The Hempstore, turning an unattractive traffic light control box, on the corner of Albert Park, Victoria St East and Kitchener St, into a stunning work of surreal art complete with 4:20 themes and references. J Day supporters can also ask at The Hempstore for their special J Day deals.

Wellington: Aro Park, high noon. Wellington opponents of cannabis prohibition are cordially invited to recognise J Day, this Saturday 7 May, at high noon, in Aro Park. Bring your banners, musical instruments, placards. and don't forget your buddies.

Christchurch: meet at Cathedral Square, high noon to 4:20pm. Speakers will include MP Tim Barnett, Derek Mc Cullough from the Unitarian Church, Larry Ross from Nuclear Free Peacemaking Assoc, NORML, ALCP, Mild Greens and Green Party spokespeople. Music includes Gideon Trio, and a special prayer will be held for Shapelle Corby, facing life in an Indonedsian prison after being "framed" with marijuana in her luggage.

Dunedin: The Octagon, high noon to 4:20pm. International J Day will kick off a "Weed Week" in Dunedin, with other events including a movie night, cannabis cup, workshops, and ending with a community forum before the Katchafire concert the following weekend. Come to J Day to show your support and get more details about the Weed Week festivities, or email dunedin@norml.org.nz

For more information please contact your local NORML representative http://www.norml.org.nz/page3.html or NORML spokesperson Chris Fowlie on 09 302 5255



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