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The drug war is a religious war against a spiritual plant. That old-time religion. Religion imposed by law or force on others.

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Featured GCM crowd photos.
April 20 and May 2, 2015, or thereabouts. See: 2015 crowd photos. And 2015 graphics.
Drug war + Trickle-down Reaganomics, = mass incarceration and mass control.
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43 nations participated on May 2, 2015, or thereabouts.. And in 420 events.

2015. The 70th anniversary of victory over fascism. The 35th anniversary of Reagan's war on cannabis.
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Sometimes it takes simultaneous multi-front worldwide action to defend against fascism. For example; against the Nazis in WWII. Join the march of freedom against the U.S. Republican Party, and other mostly conservative parties worldwide. They lead the drug war.

Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015. [12][13][14].

For global event reports by year see:

1034 cities have participated from 85 different nations or subnational areas since 1999.

2015 Global Marijuana March posters, flyers, and banners.

Vienna, Austria. May 2, 2015. Full-screen HD video of large march. [51]. Promo for later event.

Mexico City. May 2, 2015. [38][39][40].
Paris, France. Report [44]. May 9, 2015. Video.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 2, 2015. 150,000 people marched in 2015! [49][50].
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Take a cop to Colorado for 420 day?!
New York City. May 2, 2015 flyer
Colombia. Cities

Overview

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The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is also known as the Million Marijuana March (MMM), and Global Cannabis March (GCM). Other names, and associated events (some have been around longer than GCM): World Cannabis Day, Cannabis Liberation Day, Cannabis Parade, Ganja Day, J Day, MardiGrass, etc.. GMM occurs on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, depending on the city and country. It began in 1999. See New York City, Dana Beal, and Wikipedia: Global Marijuana March. It may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals, information tables, and more. The six main demands: stop all cannabis arrests; stop the lies; release the medicine; heal the sick; end the prison state; Cures Not Wars. See ibogaine. And Facebook: Ibogaine Universe!!!! See GMM links for many links for event maps, reports, crowd photos, videos, GMM graphics, press/media, 420 graphics, etc.. See flat lists. See GMM Facebook. See Archive.org to find archived reports by entering the URL. See report compilations: 420 and Global Marijuana March event lists by year. See also: Wikipedia: Legality of cannabis by country. Please let us know of missing cities for any year: Talk.

Africa

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Africa. Please create national 2017 city lists:

Asia

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Note: Russia is in both Asia and Europe.
Asia. Please create national 2017 city lists:

Europe

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Note: Russia is in both Asia and Europe.
Europe. Please create national 2017 city lists:

Oceania

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Oceania. Please create national 2017 city lists:

Latin America

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See nearby islands section farther down.
Latin America. Please create national 2017 city lists:

Event report compilations: [180].

Nearby islands

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See Global Marijuana March in Latin America, and scroll down to the nearby islands section.

Please create 2015 city lists for the islands:

Northern America

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Canada

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Canada. 2015 national city lists: 420: [185] [186]. GMM: [187] [188]. May need a national city list for more 2015 GMM cities.

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United States

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Other compilations at GMM/420 event lists by year - see 2015 section.

See the 2015 Facebook GMM-420 events page for the USA.

States that have held 420 or GMM events in the past
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have held GMM or 420 events in the past. Ask around about events via the Facebook and other pages linked from U.S. city and state pages.
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  1. Alabama.
  2. Alaska.
  3. Arizona.
  4. Arkansas.
  5. California.
  6. Colorado.
  7. Connecticut.
  8. Delaware.
  9. District of Columbia.
  10. Florida.
  11. Georgia.
  12. Hawaii.
  13. Idaho.
  14. Illinois.
  15. Indiana.
  16. Iowa.
  17. Kansas.
  18. Kentucky.
  19. Louisiana.
  20. Maine.
  21. Maryland.
  22. Massachusetts.
  23. Michigan.
  24. Minnesota.
  25. Mississippi.
  26. Missouri.
  27. Montana.
  28. Nebraska.
  29. Nevada.
  30. New Hampshire.
  31. New Jersey.
  32. New Mexico.
  33. New York.
  34. North Carolina.
  35. North Dakota.
  36. Ohio.
  37. Oklahoma.
  38. Oregon.
  39. Pennsylvania.
  40. Rhode Island.
  41. South Carolina.
  42. South Dakota.
  43. Tennessee.
  44. Texas. [296].
  45. Utah.
  46. Vermont.
  47. Virginia.
  48. Washington.
  49. West Virginia.
  50. Wisconsin.
  51. Wyoming.

Create city pages

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Check for existing city pages listed on the Global Marijuana March map page, and in Category:Cities. If you don't see a city listed, then you might create the city page.

More GMM-420 graphics

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More links

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GMM: photos, basic city lists, maps, detailed city lists, years, regions, nations, links, graphics. Google images: Crowds, flyers: Marcha da Maconha. And: Marche Mondiale du Cannabis. And: Marcha Mundial de la Marihuana. And: Global Marijuana March. Add city name to searches.

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Cannabis is safer

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See: Reagan's war on cannabis. And: Vote out most Republicans and their cannabis war..

Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."

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See longer article: Cannabis is safer.

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Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015. [304][305][306].


Presidents alone can not reschedule it.

See main article: Presidents alone can not reschedule marijuana.

Neither the president nor the Attorney General can reschedule marijuana by themselves. [309] [310][311]. The two of them together also can not do so. See Wikipedia: Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. See "Process" section.

Since HHS (Health and Human Services) and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) have again declined to reschedule or deschedule cannabis, then only Congress can do so. But Congress removed help for veterans:
Oct 2016: Republicans in Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All. [312][313]. And Congressional Republican committee leaders refuse hearings on CARERS bill to reschedule cannabis. See: Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally to Loosen Restrictions. By Alicia Ault. 23 Mar 2016. Medscape.


Roots of Global Marijuana March

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Bill Maher: "We had slavery, and then we had the Jim Crow laws, and I think the successor to those two ways of putting down the black man in America is the war on drugs." From Real Time with Bill Maher – Ep. 260, Sept. 21, 2012.

Bill Maher: May 2, 2010 video and article: "I would never say and I have never said, because it's not true that Republicans, all Republicans are racists. That would be silly and wrong. But nowadays, if you are racist, you're probably a Republican. And that is quite different." More info

Bill Maher: October 8, 2011 video and article. "Overtly racist bullshit thinly painted over. Honestly, could anyone have written a better metaphor for the modern Republican party?" More info.

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Quentin Tarantino. Video:
War on Drugs is Like Slavery.

Youtube link. Articles: Tarantino - War on Drugs is Like Slavery. [318]. Wikipedia: Quentin Tarantino. Source video. George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and The Young Turks.


The drug war is a religious war against a spiritual plant. That old-time religion. Religion imposed by law or force on others.
  • "To Anslinger, this [jazz] was musical anarchy, and evidence of a recurrence of the primitive impulses that lurk in black people, waiting to emerge. 'It sounded,' his internal memos said, 'like the jungles in the dead of night.' Another memo warned that 'unbelievably ancient indecent rites of the East Indies are resurrected' in this black man’s music.' ... 'Please prepare all cases in your jurisdiction involving musicians in violation of the marijuana laws. We will have a great national round-up arrest of all such persons on a single day.' ... But when Harry came for them, the jazz world would have one weapon that saved them: its absolute solidarity."
At the famous Café Society in New York City, "everyone in that group smoked pot," remembered trumpeter Doc Cheatham. "They had a little room off the bandstand and some, including Mary Lou [Williams] and Billie [Holiday], would smoke pot in there. They would put me outside the door in a chair smoking a pipe that would cover the fumes of the pot."

Wikipedia: Café Society. The first racially integrated night club in the United States. Advertised as "The Wrong Place for the Right People." The club also prided itself on treating black and white customers equally, unlike many venues, such as the Cotton Club, that featured black performers but barred black customers except for prominent blacks in the entertainment industry. The club featured many of the greatest black musicians of the day, from a wide range of backgrounds, often presented with a strongly political bent.

2015. 70th anniversary: Victory over fascism in WW2. 35th year: Reagan's cannabis war. Today, Republicans often block cannabis legislation (except low-THC) state by state. Support legislation. It is 100 years since U.S. federal narcotic law enforcement began, and Billie Holiday's birth 2. Movie: "The Birth of a Nation" came out in 1915. Originally called The Clansman. First blockbuster movie. Roots of hate radio, Fox News, Nixon's racist Southern Strategy, and racist drug war.

6 main demands of the GMM: stop all cannabis arrests; stop the lies; release the medicine; heal the sick; end the prison state; Cures Not Wars.

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See also below: There's no way like the American Way.

Cost of drug war

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See also: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Drug war charts and maps. And: Cannabis arrests.

See main article: Cost of U.S. drug war.


The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. It peaked in 2008. Obama's Democrat landslide in 2008 turned the incarceration rate around. But the USA still has the highest incarceration rate of any nation (b c). The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.

There's no way like the American Way

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See section higher up: Roots of Global Marijuana March.

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"The [1937] flood caused over seventy percent of Louisville to be submerged under river flood waters. Of course, this seventy percent of land submerged was a low income area and displaced about 175,000 people (National Weather Service). ... The photographer Margaret Bourke-White took a photo during the aftermath of the flood in 1937 that captures the truth of American life for many people. White’s photo shows a long line of flood refugees waiting for rations. The people in line are real Americans standing underneath the dominating billboard of the ideal nuclear white American family. The people in line are all African Americans who are bundled up in layers of clothing to protect against the cold, they are hungry, they are probably going without showers, and are living with the heavy weight of having lost everything to the flood and with the Great Depression threatening that what was lost will be near impossible to regain." [319] [320]. See 1937 flood photos.

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