Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do This: Witchstock and Dr. Cannabis

The incognito superhero will share info on the petition to legalize medical marijuana.

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

HERBAL REMEDY: Witchs Brew in Palm Harbor will feature Dr. Cannabis at its Witchstock event this Saturday.
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  • HERBAL REMEDY: Witch's Brew in Palm Harbor will feature Dr. Cannabis at its Witchstock event this Saturday.
Though some may be spooked by legalized marijuana, Palm Harbor's annual Witchstock is seeking out a more free-thinking contingent to attend a special component of their Halloween festivities this Saturday.

The seventh annual Halloween-themed event — which, as you guessed, combines Woodstock and Halloween themes — presents Captain Cannabis, an activist superhero, at 7 p.m. to educate attendees about the petition process for the Medical Marijuana legislation slated for the 2014 election and give interested registered voters the opportunity to sign the petition.

“This year, we have the opportunity to add more of the flavor of Woodstock to the Witchstock brew," says event organizer Lesley Klein. "Those who were the original hippies in the '60s are still around and would appreciate the chance to peacefully make a change by signing this petition.”

Klein emphasized that Captain Cannabis will be arriving after the children's activities are over in the afternoon, when the event becomes more adult-oriented.

Witchstock 2013 takes place Sat., Oct. 26, from 3 pm to midnight at The Witch’s Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. It will feature three costume contests for pets, kids, adults and sexy adults. The competition is free to enter, and applications may be downloaded from Witchstock.com. Bands entertain throughout the day, including Higher Tides, an acoustic male duo that plays songs from the 60s 4:30 and 6 p.m. The Defendants rock the house from 7:30 to midnight.

If you haven't been there, The Witch’s Brew is a coffee and ice cream "shoppe" in historic downtown Palm Harbor. Open since June 2007, the cafe sells fair-trade organic coffee, premium ice cream and spirits (beer and wine).

A limited number of 10-foot-by-10-foot vendor spaces are available to rent for $50 during the event. Interested parties may download an application from Witchstock.com.

The rain date is scheduled for the following day on Sun., Oct. 27, with the same hours.

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