I came to the US Virgin Islands for the very first time as the guest of USVI NORML and ISW Studios for a press conference they hosted about St. Thomas, USVI being selected as one of the 10-cities webcasting as an Official World Premiere Destination for the feature length documentary I co-directed with the late Jack Herer to be released theatrically on 4.20.2011.
Here in the USVI, I had the honor of moderating a panel with the first Rastafarian Senator in the US Senate Terrence "Positive" Nelson, Executive Director of USVI NORML Linda Adler, Musician & Activist Melame Gange and radio personality Koniyah. We announced details about the World Premiere & the 1st USVI Cannabis Hemp Education Summit surrounding our 4.20 Premiere, Linda announced that USVI NORML would be presenting their decriminalization legislation to the USVI Senate on Jack Herer Day, and Senator Nelson indicated his support in presenting the legislation! Some of the elders of the Bordeaux Rasta Farmers came to the press conference to support Senator Nelson's call to action for all Rastafarians to register to vote so they would be counted as constituents, even if they choose to exercise their religious belief not to support politicizing. They are raising funds to take up legal proceedings against the United States DEA for the recent raid of their crops of religious sacrament.
Wow, I wish Jack Herer were alive to see this day come to pass.
Here is a teaser of some of the High-lights from the trip while backstage with Hemp Can Save The Planet:
I give thanks to all those who have helped to make my Virgin trip to the US Virgin Islands so memorable and enjoyable! Jah Live, Jah Laugh, Jah Bless! I look forward to coming back to the "Rock" sooner than later!
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