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This city, nation, or subnational area participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), Million Marijuana March (MMM), or 420. Cities and nations holding 4/20 events are also included in later years. Yearly maps. See: 420 and Global Cannabis March event lists by year. See: GMM links.
1035 cities have participated from 85 nations or subnational areas since 1999.
GCM/420 city lists and maps: ~ 1999. 2000. 220.127.116.11.5. 18.104.22.168.10. 22.214.171.124.15. 126.96.36.199.20. 21.22.23.
Yearly event links in many cases will no longer be added to city pages due to the amount of work involved. Such links are found in the yearly city lists and maps. Graphics and crowd photos will also no longer be added to city pages in many cases. Graphics and photos can be found in this alphabetical flat list.
See GMM 2009, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.
Arcata: Raphen J. Ilweed (707)362-1432 hsunorml(at)gmail.com http://hsunorml.org . Meet at 14th St & L.K.Wood Blvd. at 11am.
See 2008 GMM, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.
Arcata GMM: Jason Robo normlhsu(at)gmail.com 707-709-8421
420 event video:
- Report (from old GMM site):
Approximately 20 people gathered in front of Humboldt State University’s main gates Saturday morning before marching to The Arcata Plaza to promote the legalization of cannabis.
The rally was organized by HSU’s chapter of NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
The event was scheduled to coincide with a worldwide day of protests as part of the 2007 Global Marijuana March.
Many of the demonstrators present felt that too much money and resources are being wasted on enforcing marijuana laws, diverting attention away from other issues.
“There are a lot more really important issues to deal with,” said Gabe Shames, an HSU student and legislative member of NORML.
Shames gave an example of the shutting down of a homeless shelter.
Other demonstrators advocated the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and the use of hemp products as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional construction products and paper-making processes.
Some said cannabis could be used to feed the hungry, providing a source of omega nutrients.
Jason Robo, president of HSU’s NORML, said California currently provides a large amount of funding to the prison industrial complex and that the California State University system loses federal funding when marijuana laws are enforced on campuses.
Robo said the drug war is racist, disproportionately affecting a large number of minorities, and takes funding away from other areas, such as education.
“It’s not productive to our economy,” he said.
Nathan Lou, an HSU botany major who also studies cannabis, said the protest was a gathering of everyone who has a similar mind-set about cannabis and the reasons it should be legalized.
Lou said it is unfortunate to see the health and well-being of the planet being sacrificed when an environmentally friendly product like marijuana is available, yet remains illegal.
“Not only is it right, it’s necessary for evolution,” he said.
By Cerena Johnson
- Report (from old GMM site):
We assembled outside of the main entry gates of Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. One hour later, when our numbers had grown, we mobilized and marched into the town plaza where farmer's market was being held. We marched around the plaza and distributed flyers about how the war on marijuana is immoral. In the huge crowds of the farmer's market, our faction eventually broke off from one another and that was how the march ended. It was successful.
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Note: This section and following ones are at: Beyond drug war, debt, and wealth concentration. To single-payer healthcare and progressive taxation.
See articles: Cannabis is safer. And:
History of US Republican war on cannabis, and their lies about its health effects.
Portugal's decriminalization[edit source]
Return to top. See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links and decriminalization. See the utter failure of the US Republican-led drug war and mass incarceration: It is killing Americans at the rate of one Vietnam War every 6 months.
There were around 112,000 US drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending May 31, 2023, at a rate of 307 deaths per day. 335 deaths per million US population. Only around 10 to 72 deaths per year in Portugal, a country with universal healthcare, and where all drugs have been decriminalized since 2001. See timeline table of yearly overdose deaths by European country.
"We had to destroy the village in order to save it." The US Drug War is killing 100,000+ a year in order to save people from drugs. US weapons are destroying Gaza in order to save it. We've been here before. MLK on April 4, 1967:
Martin Luther King’s Most Controversial Speech: "Beyond Vietnam". Assassinated for speaking the truth exactly one year later on April 4, 1968.
Harm reduction is cheaper[edit source]
Return to top. End the expensive, incarceration-heavy US drug war with Portuguese and Canadian single-payer universal healthcare, and Portuguese decriminalization.
End US government debt[edit source]
Return to top. Share link: Debt ceiling. See: Wikipedia: US debt ceiling.
Save $1.5 trillion per year[edit source]
Via single-payer healthcare[edit source]
Return to top. Republicans oppose single-payer universal healthcare. US would save 1.5 trillion dollars per year if it instituted Canadian universal healthcare. That is 5.4% of US GDP.
Canada spent 11.2 percent of its GDP for total healthcare costs in 2022. US spent 16.6 percent in 2022. Besides bankrupting the US due to GOP ideology, Americans have high personal medical debt, unlike Canadians. . High student debt is another problem Americans have due to GOP ideology, unlike Canadians. Changing the age of adulthood to 17 would free up a year of education money.
US is Broke, not Woke. Healthcare spending and debt ceiling.
Return to top. Many sleepy Americans can't do the math concerning healthcare costs and medical debt. Also, incarceration and family debt due to the GOP-led war on drugs. Also US student debt, and US household debt due to GOP's low minimum wages, etc...
Canadians are richer on average than Americans, and they have more energy because Canadians don't have to take 3 jobs, go bankrupt, or sell their homes, due to medical and student debt. See Wikipedia: List of countries by total health expenditure per caspita. See: Student debt balance is forgiven after 15 years payment in Canada.
Nearly a third of our health care dollars (mostly outside Medicare and Medicaid) go to something other than health care.
Canadians are healthier[edit source]
Return to top. See: End drug war with universal healthcare and decriminalization. Cannabis is legal across Canada. See Wikipedia: Cannabis in Canada.
US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. .
Health spending by country[edit source]
Return to top. Republicans are responsible for the large US government deficit. Because they support the wasteful US healthcare system over the much cheaper single-payer universal healthcare in Canada and elsewhere. See: Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare.
Keep 'em poor and sick:[edit source]
Return to top. Canadians are healthier on average, and their preventive healthcare is much cheaper! Versus US Emergency Room care. See Wikipedia: Health spending as a percent of GDP by country (gross domestic product). And: Wikipedia: List of countries with universal health care.
US Republican states;[edit source]
Not just pot prohibition;[edit source]
Return to top. See Wikipedia: Republican states.
See article: US Republican states. It's not just cannabis prohibition. Many maps. It's also their low minimum wages, high Covid death rates, poor healthcare, high household debt, high gun death rates, high homicide rates, high incarceration rates, etc.. See: Drug war and other excessive uses of force. They are autocratic gerrymandered states that have long avoided federal oversight due to the Republican filibuster. See Wikipedia: Filibuster in the United States Senate.
The US Republican Party wants to concentrate wealth at the top. So they want most people to be Broke, not Woke: Trickle-down economics. See: Beyond drug war and conservatism.
The federal minimum wage would be $13.46 in 2022 dollars if its real value had remained at the 1968 level. Even more in 2023 dollars. See graph below.
GOP voter suppression;[edit source]
Return to top. Vote out the many Republicans supporting backward cannabis laws. It is purposely made more difficult by the lack of no-excuse postal voting. Just one example of Republican voter suppression in GOP states. Such as many states in the south.
See Wikipedia: Postal voting in the United States.
Return to top. Republicans dominate talk radio. Especially in the Republican south with its backward cannabis laws.
How Fox News and the Right-Wing Media Machine Made My Dad Crazy.
See Wikipedia: Conservative talk radio. A percentage of people in many states do not have access to broadband internet, and desktop or laptop computers. Cell phones are a poor substitute for many people. So they are left with Republican misinformation radio.
End GOP Senate filibuster[edit source]
Return to top. A minority of Senators should not be able to block cannabis laws supported by the majority of Americans.
The War on Cannabis. It accelerated in the US, and that's where it will end.
US Congress could legalize, reschedule, or remove cannabis from the federal schedule if the Republican filibuster were gone. Vote in US Senators who will abolish it. . Senators Manchin or Sinema could abolish it now.
End the electoral college[edit source]
Return to top. Presidents should not be elected who do not receive the highest number of votes.
Abolish the electoral college. Imagine the US without the 12 years of the Bush and Trump presidencies and their backward cannabis policies.
Enact ranked choice voting[edit source]
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See Wikipedia: Ranked voting.
End presidential veto, and[edit source]
Return to top. Presidents should not be able to block cannabis laws supported by the majority of Americans.
See Wikipedia: Veto power in the United States.
No Presidential war powers[edit source]
Return to top. Nixon, Reagan, and Bush are responsible for the US War on Drugs, and the lie that massive incarceration is a solution. See:
Reagan's frequent demonization of cannabis.
Presidents have too much power. Wars later determined to be started based on lies of Presidents:
Vietnam War: President Johnson and the lie of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Iraq War: President Bush and the lie of the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Too old: Trump and Biden[edit source]
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Institute a mandatory retirement age for US Congress members and the President. . Mandatory retirement exists for many US judges. Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are too old to be President.
No Trump tax cuts for rich[edit source]
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US Republicans have led cannabis and drug wars worldwide. All to create 2nd class citizens who are blocked from many educational, job, and voting opportunities. Part of the conservative plan to concentrate wealth in fewer hands worldwide.
|Trump's 2017 tax cuts for the rich.
|On average, taxpayers in the income groups highlighted in yellow will incur a net cost (shown as a positive figure as this reduces the budget deficit), due in part to reduced healthcare subsidies. Higher income taxpayers receive a benefit via tax cuts (shown as a negative number as this increases the budget deficit). The percent of taxpayers in each income group is also shown for the 2023 period. "Taxpayer" in the chart refers to a tax return, meaning it could represent one person or a married couple filing jointly, among other options. . Commons source.
Stop wealth concentration[edit source]
Return to top. See: Wikipedia: Progressive tax. End concentration of wealth and power (see previous section).
USA. The sorry state of the nation. After decades of Republican-led drug war, and their filibusters in the Senate. The GOP somehow convinced people that by giving rich people money (via tax breaks to the rich, and low minimum wages) that money would magically trickle down to them.
Increase minimum wage[edit source]
Return to top. Beyond drug war, debt, and wealth concentration. To single-payer healthcare and progressive taxation. Simultaneous with the Republican-led drug war the GOP used the Senate filibuster to undemocratically severely restrict increases in the minimum wage at the federal level, and in GOP states.
Population and Warming[edit source]
Return to top. World Population Clock: 8 Billion People (LIVE). All countries need low birth rates. We need more trees and less people. More oxygen, less carbon dioxide. We need a declining population to stop and reverse global warming. "Assuming no net migration and unchanged mortality, a total fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman ensures a broadly stable population." - Fertility rates. OECD Data. See country graphs.
Many US Republican leaders oppose birth control and abortion rights (even early abortion). Another reason besides their backward cannabis laws to vote them out. Birth control and abortion (especially early abortion) is legal (even free) in many countries. That needs to expand further.
The US and Europe can't import all the overpopulation of the world. US Democrats need to limit immigration, or they will lose power, and cannabis policies will go backward.
Wikipedia: List of countries and dependencies by population density. And we need to lower the curve below by lowering the birth rate.
Global warming. Roswell[edit source]
Return to top. 2023 GMM-420. And Mirror. Note: See the sections at the bottom of many pages: Beyond drug war, debt, and wealth concentration. To single-payer healthcare and progressive taxation.