Marijuana: Activist Miguel Lopez turns birthday party into fundraiser for 4/20, legalization effort

Marijuana activist Miguel Lopez is throwing himself a birthday party on Sunday, November 14, at Casselman's, and everyone's invited.

But Lopez doesn't want any gifts. Instead, he's planning to divvy up proceeds from the bash between various weed-related causes, including legalization efforts and next year's 4/20 rally.

According to Lopez, he plans to devote 70 percent of money collected to the 4/20 rally; 10 percent to, a new effort to legalize marijuana for adults in Colorado two years from now; 10 percent to fund an early 2011 trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank, who's pushing a national adult cannabis-legalization measure; and the final 10 percent to help bring a group of 135 locals to the nation's capital to take part in the National Smoke-In on July 4.

Plenty of music and more is on the agenda. Look below to get basic details courtesy of the Cannabis Therapy Institute, as well as to see the event flier:

Sun., Nov. 14, 2010 Annual 420 Rally Fundraiser Location: Casselman's Bar and Venue, 2620 Walnut Street Denver, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Part of the proceeds will go to support the campaign Music:C.O.D. Feat. THA Docha + XL MC, Medicine Man, DJ Russh, 420 All Stars, MUTE: Man's Microphone, Hypnautic Cost: $10/$5 for mmj patients Contact: (720) 338-8766

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