Freedom Rally News & Updates

Freedom Rally is our annual rally in support of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

The King of Pot is Dead: Activist Mike Malta Remembered

The King of Pot is Dead: Activist Mike Malta Remembered

by Scott Gacek (thedailychronic.net) The East Coast cannabis reform community awoke today to the devastating news of the loss of a close friend, hardworking activist, and longtime supporter, Michael L. Malta, better known as the King of Pot, or simply “KOP”. The shocking news came in the form of a Facebook post from his daughter, […]

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Hold the Dates: Freedom Rally Sept. 14 and 15

Hold the Dates: Freedom Rally Sept. 14 and 15

Boston’s first two-day Freedom Rally is coming soon: September 14 and 15, Saturday and Sunday on the Boston Common. Hours will be noon-8 p.m. on Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. A larger-than-ever lineup of bands and speakers is being assembled, as well as the usual food and good cheer. The focus of the rally […]

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Band Battle Dates Announced

Band Battle Dates Announced

A series of skirmishes in the Battle of the Bands for slots in the Sept. 14-15 Freedom Rally continues through the summer. AUGUST Aug. NO DATE YET – Band Battle for the Rally Prelim #5 Aug. or Sept – NO DATE YET – Starving Artist MassCAnn Hip Hop Battle – FINALS SEPTEMBER Sept. 5th – […]

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23rd Freedom Rally Draws Massive Crowd to Common

The following observations are from Bill Downing: Rain from 8:00 to 8:45. Torrential for about 10 minutes. Turned some of my paperwork into muck. 5-6 people passed out, one twisted ankle At least 2 arrests for distribution and many citations (reportedly) Police said we had a heroin overdose, but EMTs told me it was on […]

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BOSTON BANDS  PLAY AT 23rd ANNUAL BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

BOSTON BANDS PLAY AT 23rd ANNUAL BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

Boston, MA—The 23rd annual Freedom Rally on the Boston Common, sponsored by MassCann, September 15th, 2012, featured a battle-hardened lineup of top Boston bands who beat back their competitors in a series of band-battles to earn a slot on either one of the two stages that MassCann  provided, featuring noted speakers (headlined by Congressman Barney Frank) and musical […]

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2012 Boston Freedom Rally Speakers Clear the Air

A roster of powerful speakers, headlined by Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, addressed the 23rd Boston Freedom Rally on September 15, dealing with marijuana in its social, medicinal, legal and political aspects: Terry Franklin (Founding member of the Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition) Erik Williams (Executive Director Connecticut NORML) Erik Altieri (Communication Director NORML) Barney Frank (Mass […]

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