38th Annual HASH BASH
Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 4th 2004, Saturday, HIGH NOON
on the DIAG University of Michigan
Promoting The MERP
Model At All Events
For the many activist that
believe that the MERP Model is the best solution to ending Marijuana
Prohibition I encourage you to pass out "MERP Information Cards" that
you can view and print by clicking here.
There are 8 mini-flyers per sheet and they look something like this:
People in other countries can
modify the text (below) in order to customize them to correspond to the
contact requirements for your respective leadership. You can
retain the hyperlink,
www.newagecitizen.com/merp.htm, since all of the pages in the MERP
sub web can be read in over 40 different languages by clicking on the
language list box. Once you select a language the entire page will
be instantly translated.
The most effective thing you can do to help Re-Legalize Marijuana, by
the end of 2009, is to call Obama and your Representatives , once each
week, and tell them the following:
would like you to review a model for the Re-Legalization of Marijuana
known as MERP. You will find plenty of information on the model at the
You should be aware that I will not vote for you, the next time you come
up for re-election, unless the MERP Model is fully implemented
throughout the United States. So if you are up for election this coming
November you had better get moving immediately."
Here are the phone numbers:
President Obama: (202) 456-1111
Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
I believe that a consistent practice of making weekly calls to both our
presidents and representative will result in formidable pressure to
force passage of the MERP Model Worldwide: possibly as early as 2009.
About the only thing most politicians always respond to is the threat of
loosing their jobs. And that is why I believe these cards are an
essential element of the MERP strategy. Please call them all, once
every week. Keep a copy of the mini-flyer in your pocket and write
the names of your representatives on the back of the flyer for easy
About The Hash Bash
The 38th Annual HASH
BASH will begin promptly at on at HIGH NOON on The "DIAG" of The
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Follow the "Diag" (sidewalk going
across main campus at State and N. University). Speakers
talk from steps of the Library. The main event lasts one hour due
to time limits imposed by the University. But people
congregate for hours after the main event. Many eventually
end up at Dominic's for munchies. There is no charge as this
is a PROTEST. (Bring Signs, they always end up on the front page
of the paper) While this is a smoke-in (one of the nations oldest)
Smoking on campus may result in arrest. I would advise
against smoking openly while congregating at the "Diag."
Itinerary for the 38th Annual Hash Bash
(e.g.,  refer to reference points on the map. We
encourage people to allow extra time to park and walk to the Diag
in order to hear all of the speakers, beginning promptly at noon.
 The Hash Bash runs promptly from Noon
until 1:00 PM. Before the City of Ann Arbor prohibited
economical vending licenses, around 1996, the crowds congregated
well after the formal event was over. Since the
vending passes were so cheap -- about $60 -- hundreds of booths
and mobile vendors would be set up along State and North
University. Among the booths you would find
Re-Legalization organization from all Mid-Western States, along
with sellers of books, bongs and other memorabilia.
 Since the
vending was banned many of
the activists now go to Dominic's, on Monroe Street, where
thousands still congregate to eat, drink, smoke and listen to an
extended list of speakers and musicians.
 Represented the
starting location for a past march which proceeded to the "Diag" as to
arrive before the event started at High Noon.  Represented the
location of a park where the "after party" had been held in the late
clicking here you can browse through a dozen or more YouTube
videos taken from past Hash Bash Celebrations, as far back as 1991.
For future reference, the Hash Bash always occurs on the First Saturday
to read the Wiki entry for more background on the Hash Bash and its long
history and significance to the Global Drug Reform Movement.