Global Marijuana March 1999
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31 cities signed up for the Saturday, May 1, 1999 Global Marijuana March.
New York City video. A clip from Grass: History of Marijuana, narrated by Woody Harrelson. See 3 minutes 47 seconds in. It says "New York City 1999". It shows 1999 MMM march and "Cures not Wars" banner. Direct link to 3 minutes 47 seconds in:
The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is also known as the Million Marijuana March (MMM), and Global Cannabis March. There are local names for the event too. Such as: World Cannabis Day, Cannabis Liberation Day, Global Space Odyssey, Ganja Day, J Day, etc.. GMM occurs on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, depending on the city. It may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals, information tables, and more. It is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike. See GMM, GMM Facebook, and GMM links for many links for reports, photos, videos, press, media, posters, maps, flyers, etc.. See also: 420 event lists and Legality of cannabis by country.
MMM 1999 city list
31 cities worldwide for the first international Million Marijuana March on May 1, 1999!
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
- Amarillo, Texas, USA
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Austin, Texas, USA
- Burlington, Vermont, USA
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- Eureka, California, USA
- Houston, Texas, USA
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- London, England, UK
- Los Angeles, California, USA
- Madison, Wisconsin, USA
- Melbourne, Australia
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- New York City, New York, USA
- Nimbin, Australia
- Oslo, Norway
- Prague, Czech Republic
- San Francisco, California, USA
- Seattle, Washington, USA
- Tampa, Florida, USA
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Tucson, Arizona, USA
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Washington, District of Columbia, USA
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Sources for city list
The 31 cities were compiled from several articles and reports:
1999 MMM. Village Voice article on New York City MMM. Mentions Prague. Also, Winnipeg, Canada. May 5-11, 1999 Village Voice. "Smoke and Jeers. Million Marijuana March Protests NYC's Record-High Pot Arrests." By Jennifer Gonnerman.
1999 MMM. High Times article lists 25 cities.
1999 MMM. FoM (of CannabisNews.com) compiled many reports from cities worldwide. Also, reports for additional cities not found on other 1999 city lists. Such as for Amarillo, Detroit, Eureka, and Houston.
- freedomtoexhale.com/mmm99.htm - Feb 22, 2003 archive and Feb 6, 2012 archive. See index of all archives by date.
1999 MMM article. Another city mentioned: Tel Aviv.
1999 MMM rally reports, photos, etc
Google search of CannabisNews.com -- Note that the MMM phrase or the year may be from a comment, and not from the article itself.
New York City. Comments and many photos. Click links for pages 1 through 7 at the bottom of the left column.
High Times article.
London and around the world. Rally reports.
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mmmreports/message/28 and
- http://web.archive.org/web/*/*http://www.schmoo.co.uk/london.htm and
- http://web.archive.org/web/*/*http://www.schmoo.co.uk/cannabis/london.htm and
- http://web.archive.org/web/20000306041738/www.schmoo.co.uk/webcam.htm -Panorama photo.
Seattle, Washington, USA. Over the day 4000 people marched and/or rallied.
- Report: http://cannabisnews.com/news/1/thread1294.shtml
- Video: http://www.crrh.org/hemptv/misc_smmm.html