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Giving Bush a bang 


"By the time we're done, there'll be 5,000 people trying to figure out what's going on. It's going to be a mess. And it's going to happen right on Jeb Bush's front lawn."

Brien Palmer is referring to the hundreds of drummers, banging on anything from a djembe to a peanut pot, who plan to descend on the governor's mansion to cap off a seven-day march in support of the legalization of medical marijuana.

The event, called the Journey for Justice, will begin at the prison in Starke March 24 and end 160 miles later in Tallahassee. Leading the group of 200 protesters will be six marijuana smokers in wheelchairs who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Another medical-marijuana smoker will ride in the back of a van made to look like a jail cell.

Palmer, the promoter of Journey for Justice, explains, "There's [too many] people in jail or prison just from consuming marijuana medically. That's not right."

After Bush agreed to talk with members of the Cannabis Action Network, the group decided to put an exclamation on the meeting by adding Palmer and United Rhythms, a group of drummers he leads.

For more information, call Palmer at (407) 493-2346.


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