The winter 2019 Lettuce Vibe Up Tour is now underway, and will see the funk favorites traverse the country with help from rising acts like Ghost-Note and The Greyhounds throughout the first two months of this year. In addition to the aforementioned musical support, Lettuce will be accompanied on their tour by their friends at HeadCount‘s Cannabis Voter Project.
The Cannabis Voter Project will be on hand at 12 different Lettuce shows this month. At each tour stop, and information table will be set up where attendees can peruse CannabisVoter.Info and learn about the state of marijuana legislation at the local, state, and federal level.
Fans who sign up for the Cannabis Voter Project’s email listserv at any of the upcoming Lettuce tour stops will receive a custom “Lettuce Vote” stress ball shaped like a head of lettuce courtesy of California-based cannabis brand CannaCraft [picured above]. Fans can also register to vote through CannbisVoter.Info in addition to taking other actions to get involved in the political process surrounding marijuana law reform.
As Lettuce guitarist Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff tells Live For Live Music, “This is a topic that we care about; and all cannabis laws are not good laws, but all educated voters are good voters.”
In addition, Lettuce will donate $1 from the sale of each ticket during the month of January toward supporting and helping to grow the reach of the Cannabis Voter Project. For every tour stop, the organization will also release information about what’s happening in cannabis policy in the given area via their social media channels. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter (@Cannabis_Voter), or Instagram (@Cannabis_Voter)
The Cannabis Voter Project was launched by HeadCount in 2018 as a way of informing Americans about how their vote can impact cannabis policy. HeadCount aims to use the Cannabis Voter Project as a way to engage Americans that otherwise may not have registered to vote in the political process.
According to The Cannabis Voter Project, recent research has revealed that, for the first time, the majority of the House of Representatives (224 out of 435 members) believes that states should be able to set their own policies with regard to the legality of recreational marijuana. They also note that the House majority that supports medical marijuana has increased from 244 to 267—a direct result of the 2018 midterm elections, which saw the highest voter turnout in a century.