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Friday, December 5th, is the anniversary of the day that alcohol prohibition was repealed in 1933. This year, Show-Me Cannabis is hosting a Repeal Day Party, in the hopes that celebrating the end of one socially destructive prohibition will help speed up the end of modern cannabis prohibition. Ladybud readers in the St. Louis, Missouri area may want to purchase tickets while they are still available!
The 2014 Repeal Day Party will be hosted at Mad Art Gallery, a space that was originally constructed as a prison and police station. The location is ideal for the party, as the cells in the building were once used to imprison those who violated alcohol prohibition laws. The point of the party (and its placement) is simple: it’s a move to bring attention to the fact that prohibition simply doesn’t work. All it does is criminalize a portion of the population.
This year will also mark the presentation of the first annual Representative Rory Ellinger award. This year, the award will be presented to his family, as the representative passed away this spring. He is being remembered and honored for his efforts to reform state marijuana laws. During his tenure as a lawmaker, Ellinger proposed and supported bills that included decriminalization, medical cannabis laws, and the expunging of records for non-violent offenders.
Tickets are still available, and run $65 for the party and $100 for the party and entrance to the VIP reception. Interested parties can also RSVP on Facebook. The party, which includes an open bar, will run from 8PM to just before midnight, and the VIP reception will be held from 7-8 pm. Tickets can be purchased here. To those attending, enjoy the celebration! May we all soon be celebrating the end to another form of incredibly destructive prohibition!
For previous Ladybud coverage of prohibition and related issues, click here.