FSP at the 2005 NORML Convention
- The NorCal Local Group of the FSP manned a table for all three days
of NORML's (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
http://www.norml.org ) annual conference, held this year in beautiful
but pricy San Francisco 3/31 - 4/2. Overall, the response we got
from attendees was very positive. A lot of people had never heard of
us before and seemed to think it was an interesting idea. People
really seemed more open to the concept than people I've spoken to at
both Libertarian Party events and a gun show (three cheers for the
mind-altering effects of cannabis!). A lot of people took
literature, and the new FSP matchbooks were extremely popular; we
went through boxes of those. A couple of Porcupines said hello
during the course of the convention. One guy thought I was Amanda
from last year's convention (and no, we look nothing alike!). All in
all, it was a very positive experience, and I'm sure a lot of new
people were (and will be, through word of mouth) introduced to the
Pop quiz: What do you get when a group of capitalists buys a table at
a fairly socialistic event?
Answer: The opportunity to rake in the cash by being the only ones
clever enough to sell baked goods to a bunch of people with a bad
case of the munchies... The convention had no food for sale at all.
We went through 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies and a batch of Rice
Krispie treats, and made around $25 for our local group.
Thanks to a great team of volunteers: Saroj, Morey, Michael, Bodie,
and Chris. You guys are awesome!