7–19-08 Sum­mer Party, Petaluma, CA poster by Chris Shaw

7/19/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJuly 19, 2008 Sum­mer Party, Petaluma, California
Moon­al­ice poster by Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, Neces­sity was the orig­i­nal matri­arch of the ancient tribe. She was the mother of all Moon­al­ice matri­archs, as well as of a young brave she named Inven­tion Moon­al­ice. Necessity’s vision — which com­bined low tones with high spir­its — uni­fied the tribe and helped it thrive in a period of chaos. Known for inno­va­tion in agri­cul­ture, Neces­sity was the first to dis­cover the ben­e­fits of culling male plants in the field. Her recipe for hemp brown­ies changed the course of Moon­al­ice cul­ture, as it allowed the tribe to resolve con­flict through cata­to­nia, rather than violence.

Even today, tribe mem­bers turn to the spirit of Neces­sity for guid­ance in times of stress. Her adage — “smoke first, then for­get” — has been for­got­ten by many, but sur­vives as the foun­da­tion of the mod­ern 4:20 ritual.


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