Extravaganja 2013 attracted typical crowd of 6,000 fans to the Amherst Town Common
Now I know it's Spring! The preliminary paperwork for the town common pot rally is in the pipeline. Or maybe I should say bong line.
The Amherst Select Board will discuss parking approvals Monday night for the 24th annual Extravaganja festival coming this April 18th to a bucolic town green near you.
The event is promoted by the UMass Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition and every year manages to attract many thousands of aficionados to Amherst town center for an afternoon of live music, food, and camaraderie all punctuated by the pungent fragrance of pot.
Some of the original adherents from two decades ago have probably gone on to high profile positions in the state legislature, paving the way to legalization in the next year or two.
Considering the awful toll legally ubiquitous alcohol wreaks on our little "college town", perhaps not such a bad thing.
The pot rally coexists with the Amherst Farmers Market