If you recently saw a gigantic pot leaf walking around Philadelphia, rest assured that you weren’t tripping out. That was just marijuana activist N.A. Poe playing the part of Delaware NORML’s mascot, Hempy.
Poe donned the costume this week for a promotional video (embedded above) highlighting an upcoming “Pop-Up Weed Garden” he’s hosting soon alongside activist (and Philly.com columnist) Chris Goldstein. And, yes, that’s pretty much what it sounds like: A pop-up beer garden, but with bud instead of booze.
“There is alcohol everywhere in Philadelphia,” Goldstein said of the pop-up-style event. “We have this really normalized beer and alcohol culture in Philly, and cannabis consumers shouldn’t miss out on social use.”
To that end, Goldstein and Poe are encouraging Philadelphia’s cannabis consumers to join them Thursday, Oct. 20, for the pop-up, which will take place just outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous steps from 4:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (The Art Museum is not involved.) The event will mark the two-year anniversary of marijuana decriminalization in Philadelphia, which went into effect on Oct. 20, 2014.