The Boston Freedom Rally is an annual event in Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Held on the third Saturday in September, it is traditionally the second largest annual gathering demanding marijuana law reform in the United States, after the Seattle Hempfest. It is organized by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (Mass Cann), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) also known as Mass Cann/NORML.
The first Freedom Rally was held in 1989 in North Adams. The second was on the dock beside the USS Constitution. The third was held in front of the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street and the fourth, in 1992, was held on Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand. In 1995, the Freedom Rally moved to its current location across the Common on the Carty Parade Field.
- Boston Freedom Rally Website
- Official Mass Cann/NORML Website
- NORML National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- City of Boston’s Boston Common Web page