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Photos from City Hall WAMM Handout

Photos from the WAMM Medical Marijuana Handout in front of City Hall today.
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Photos from the WAMM Medical Marijuana Handout in front of City Hall today.
First, let me say that I haven't seen this much big media iron in one spot since D2KLA. Nine microwave trucks, and 2 satellite - one rumored to be CNN. Wow. LOTS of press.

Lots of amateurs too, out there in the crowd. Mostly cameras, but with a few stock camcorders.

The crowd was easily 200-300 people. The entire front space of the City Hall property was packed to the sidewalk.

Santa Cruz Art & Revolution performed several repetitions of a DEA drug raid skit. Great stuff.

I couldn't even reach the front of the crowd watching the medical marijuana dispensation itself. It was just too heavy! So I settled for covering the crowd itself.

There were even 3 anti-marijuana protesters around, maybe more (see bottom - hey, everyone deserves to be heard). Two of them carried their own signs. A third was some tall middle-aged guy in an Air Force t-shirt, engaging in the same sort of topical debate that I heard going on all around me. Everywhere in the crowd, healthy debate was raging.

Even the audience packed tightly around the main attraction, seemed to give a fresh round of cheering and applause as each of 10(?) patients stepped up one at a time to receive their medicine.

Today's event was truly awesome.

-Edison
 
 


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