Sensible Minnesota is organizing a silent vigil at the Minnesota State Capitol to be held on 4/20/2018. Traditionally, this day is used for activists as an opportunity to “rally for the cause,” but given incidents like Philando Castile’s death and the tens of thousands of patients unable to access medical cannabis in Minnesota, Sensible Minnesota has decided this is our opportunity to show lawmakers the faces of those harmed by prohibition.
For each victim of prohibition, we will create a poster with their photo, name, and a brief description of how they were harmed by prohibition. These will be displayed around the rotunda on easels atop black skirted tables. Those harmed may include:
- patients who have died or suffered setbacks due to restricted access to medical cannabis;
- individuals who have been killed by police or others while consuming or obtaining cannabis in the black market;
- individuals who are or were unjustly incarcerated for crimes relating to cannabis prohibition; and
- individuals whose lives have been significantly and negatively impacted by a cannabis-related criminal conviction or prohibition.
It is our goal to advocate for individuals harmed by cannabis prohibition. If you are interested in having your story told, please fill out the form below by March 31, 2018, or send Brandan Borgos a few short paragraphs about your story to be edited to fit the poster (no more than 200 words) and a high resolution picture at [email protected] by April 15, 2018.
Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to making this a powerful and memorable event.
*Rotunda picture credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickbusse/