Because of the efforts of the City of Arcata to accommodate a few homeowners complaining about trash, the 420 gathering in Redwood Park has gone from thousands to zero in just a few years.
This year, thanks to the efforts of HumRights, over 100 people gathered in Redwood Park in celebration of their First Amendment right to do so. Participants enjoyed a free BBQ, music and random outbursts of free speech.
We hope to see this gathering continue to grow in years to come. Although HumRights does not take a position on an individual's right to smoke marijuana, we feely strongly that all individuals should have the right to peaceably assemble. This is not about smoking marijuana. This is about protecting fundamental constitutional rights.