"I'm pleased to announce that the Marijuana Policy Project will be hosting a major fundraising party at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on July 7, from 8:00 pm to midnight. And you're invited.
The ticket price will increase approximately once a month as the event nears, so get yours today, before the next price increase on April 1. Please visit www.mpp.org/pb2011 for more details.
Part of the price of each ticket is tax-deductible, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward our efforts to end marijuana prohibition in the U.S.
In other words, this is a win/win/win situation: You attend a great party, you receive a tax deduction, and you help change our nation's absurd marijuana laws.
In addition to the Mansion's famous attractions -- the monkeys, the arcade room, and the grotto -- there will also be a major music act, comedians, fire-dancing, and a few surprises.
These tickets almost sell themselves, so please consider forwarding this message to your friends, family, and colleagues who you think might be interested in joining us for this event.
And perhaps you'll want to purchase a few tickets today, before the price goes up at the end of this month.
I hope to see you on July 7.
Marijuana Policy Project
Steve Bloom of Celebstoner.com posts on facebook;
"Boycott this event!"Many have supported Bloom's remarks with a few in the movement countering in support of the MPP Playboy event.
"This is the kind of event that led to the forming of the NORML Women's Alliance. After everything that has happened with Rob Kampia and the MPP, it's extremely insensitive and actually appalling that they would return to the Playboy Mansion for another fundraiser..."
"That's not the point. Using scantily-clad fake-boob blonde babes to sell tickets for a marijuana event is tacky and classless and demeans the movement..."
"Rob Kampia and Playboy Mansion shouldn't even be used in the same sentence at this point. Kampia's up to old tricks. I pity the fools who buy into this scheme.."
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In light of Kampia's past scandal it does seem to be a bad move but maybe the fund-raising is more important than bad PR?