This story is sponsored by the Legal Marijuana NOW Party of Nebraska.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: On the sidewalk in front of Walgreens, 2516 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
- Free raffle for t-shirts and prizes at 5:45 pm
- Event is free to everyone & kid friendly
- Current and past Legal Marijuana NOW Party candidates will be in attendance
**DO NOT park in the Walgreens parking lot**
The Legal Marijuana NOW Party of Nebraska has been holding an annual 4/20 Rally since 2014 in the state of Nebraska.
But 4:20 celebrations and 4/20 rallies have been going on much longer!
Folklore of 420 starts way back in 1971 when students at a California High School would meet up at 4:20 at a certain location to smoke marijuana together.
So 4:20 actually started as a time and can be celebrated twice a day.
Eventually 4/20 became an entire day-long celebration.
Rallies to celebrate 4/20 started to pop up and were hosted by activists who wanted to change antiquated marijuana laws.
The rallies can be small, but others have grown to tens of thousands of attendees.
The Legal Marjiuana NOW Party expects a decent crowd of 20-50 people to attend the Kearney, Nebraska 4/20 rally this year.
Attendees can hold a yard sign - "Vote Marijuana" or "Cannabis is Safer" - for oncoming rush-hour traffic to see, plus take one home for free to display in their windows!
This year's 4/20 Rally is to celebrate the success of the Legal Marijuana NOW Party obtaining ballot access. The LMN Party is now on the Nebraska ballot and the first primary is May 10.
The best way to vote in the Nebraska primary is to make sure you're registered with the LMN Party.
You can register online in Nebraska at https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/
LMN also wants the State of Nebraska and its farmers to increase hemp production and manufacturing. Nebraska has hardly any manufacturers that make hemp products to sell to consumers.
In addition to the Federal Farm Act, Nebraska passed laws legalizing the production and manufacturing of goods with hemp. It's time our state ramps up production and manufacturing of this staple crop.
Hemp is an environmentally friendly crop that needs no pesticides or chemicals to grow well. Hemp actually extracts dangerous toxins from the soils!
Hemp cover is dense and conserves water by creating its own mini ecosystem that is similar to a rainforest. The canopy keeps moisture in the soil instead of allowing evaporation to occur.
Hemp fiber can be used to create many useful products from paper to biodegradable plastic bottles.
Hemp can make our lives better while being sustainable and friendly to our Earth.
Find details about the 4/20 Rally on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2135952689889716
Visit the LMN Nebraska website at https://legalmarijuananowpartyofnebraska.com/
Stay tuned for a follow-up article on the Kearney 4/20 Rally hosted by the Legal Marijuana NOW Party of Nebraska.