I used the word “hippies” in the title of this post, but I was actually supposed to write “stoners”. It’s an honest mistake – the term can generally be used interchangeably, not so? Let’s be honest – if you have a fondness for tie-dye, Grateful Dead T-shirts and sandals, one can safely assume that you’re a pothead with a penchant for ‘munchies’ and saying profound things like “Shew bru”.
This weekend cities around the world, as well as in South Africa, will play host to the ‘Global Marijuana March’. SA cities involved are:
- Cape Town (now there’s a big surprise).
There doesn’t appear to be a march by the Knysna Forest hippies – I’m guessing that they either (i) didn’t get the memo, or (ii) did get the memo, but rolled it up and set it alight when their stock of Rizlas ran out.
If you’re interested (and can put down your rolling papers for long enough to click a link), then click here to find out more: http://www.belowthelion.co.za/global-marijuana-march-south-africa-2011/.
Reaction to this is of course mixed. I’m imagining that stoners the world over are saying “Fully! Sweet! Who’s bringing the munchies?” and “Down with the man!” On opposing council, my brother’s sentiment tends to sum up the opposite outlook: “Personally I think a water cannon and a few police dogs should do the trick, but hey that’s just me…”
It’s not just you. Remember the words of the great Eric Cartman? “Hippies, hippies… they want to save the world, but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!” Well played son, well played. Hit the nail on the head right there.
Speaking of hitting on the head, “here hippie hippie hippie…”
Will you be marching this weekend?