Published on May 17th, 2015 | by Thompson0
1,600 Miles from Legal Recreational Marijuana in Montana
I’m cycling across Montana in early July 2015 to collect signatures to get CI-111, the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana, on the ballot. I’m trying raise funds to pay for signature gathering through this Booster campaign. You get a cool t-shirt that reminds you what to say to a cop when you’re inebriated, and I use the money to legalize recreational marijuana to fund public school systems and infrastructure projects in Montana.
It would be nice to have as many advocates prepared to help with this trip in the places we intend to stop on the maps below. Let me know if you come across anyone in areas pinned on the maps below requesting information or if you have contacts in those areas already.
We’d want to have boots on the ground in all the places we stop to advertise our arrival and perhaps make it an event to make signature gathering as efficient as possible. We’ll also want to set up a network across the state so like-minded folks continue signature gathering in our absence. We won’t be able to get 5% of the registered voters in each legislative district to sign a petition in one day, but the idea of the trip is to meet and motivate people who want to make legal weed a reality, and then make it a reality.
I will issue a press release to every news organization in every city we pass through well in advance, and will be posting blogs, video blogs, photos, and updates regarding the petition on my website, GoGonzoJournal.com and social media. I will make the content available to those who commit funds or other assistance. Of course, we’d do plenty of press on the trip, which makes for free advertising for the movement and your organizations. I suspect the trip will eventually get national media attention. It’s a big state to bike through. The whole trip is 1,601 miles, but people would be welcome to join for any part of it. I think the most beautiful and convenient route is through the western part of the state. The route is mapped in the following three Google maps.
If you have an interest in the content that will come of this journey, please let me know. If you’re willing to help with funds for food or have any gear to donate, please let me know, and I’ll get you more details.
If needed, I will commence on another trip in May 2016 to hit the legislative districts from which we still need signatures. Let me know what you think and what you’re willing to contribute to make legal marijuana a reality in Montana.
Editor, Go Gonzo Journal