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Cannabis street party plans on a roll

MABONENG PRECINCT - The band line-up for the D-Day 4.20 cannabis street party was announced by the Dagga Couple's Julian Stobbs.

Stobbs said the party plans were “coming together nicely”, and he expected about 2 000 people to attend the event planned for 20 April.

Revelers can look forward to tapping their feet to the sounds of Satanic Dagga Orgy, Loui Lvndn, Savage Lucy, Lotug Family, Deep Fried Man, Jet Black Comaro, Brother Moves On, and Tidal Waves.

Stobbs said the street party was to promote solidarity among South Africa’s cannabis users, and to raise funds for the couple’s quest to challenge laws prohibiting the use and trade of cannabis sativa (dagga) in South Africa, in the Constitutional Court.

The party will feature three graffiti installations that will be painted throughout the afternoon. The works will be auctioned at a later date.

“There [will be] a market showcasing all things cannabis — except cannabis — and hemp clothes, cosmetics, food and jewellery. Below the Lion will sell cutting-edge imported glass pipes, water pipes, bongs and other smoking paraphernalia,” he said.

Stobbs added that a “chilled Sunday afternoon” DJ floor would be set up next to the cash bar and food court.

“There will also be a selection of stand-up comedians ad-libbing their way around the event, and the whole gig will be filmed for a 30-minute documentary about Joburg’s cannabis culture and all the amazing people that make it real,” he said.

At 4.20pm, Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton, and Stobbs and his partner, Myrtle Clarke will make speeches.

“There will also be a public graffiti wall for [people] to leave messages and paint the day away. This is an ongoing project; a 50m roll of cloth that will be turned into the wallpaper for a permanent cannabis exhibition later in the year,” said Stobbs.

“The Dagga Couple interactive exhibition… has been updated and coded with hundreds of augmented reality links for [people] to stream videos on smart phones via the Dagga Couple wireless network.”

To say that the couple are excited about the event would be an understatement.

“All this for only R50. We must be mad,” said Stobbs.

The event will take place on 20 April at 2 Staib Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, from 10am until 10pm.

Details: www.daggacouple.co.za

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