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News. - 2017 global events.2018.
See: More news. Archive. News sources. Facebook: Global Marijuana March [17][18][19]. Hashtags: [20][21][22]. Twitter: [23][24][25].

Veterans Being Denied Medical Cannabis Are Crushed By Pills, PTSD And Suicide. And: “It’s Time:” Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in North Dakota Underway. And: Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for 6 Grams of Marijuana. And: Wisconsin Legislature Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill. And: Video. This is how fast Cannabis can stop a seizure!!
Bernie Sanders CHART. Households making over $1 million will get almost 40% of the benefits from the Republican tax plan, while households making under $50,000 will get less than 1% of the benefits.

2012, the year the Republicans lost the trillion-dollar Cannabis War. They don't know it yet, so be sure they get the message in the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook comments.

Marijuana Won Big in the November U.S. Elections. [26]. And: Maine voters expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income people under Obamacare. [27]. And: Indiana prosecutors pushing against medical marijuana. And: Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling. [28][29]. And: Viral video on racial profiling. And: Cannabis smokers shouldn’t go to jail. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. And: Pro-Marijuana Legalization Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Governor Race. [30]. And: 7 reasons why the future has arrived in the Netherlands.
Maine's Republican governor vetoes voter-approved bill to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. [31]

Country Life expectancy. 2015 Under-five infant mortality rate per 1000 live births. 2015 Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. 2015 Per capita expenditure on health (USD - PPP). Public and private costs. 2015 Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP. 2015 % of health costs paid by government. 2014
[32] [33] [34][35][36] [37] [38][39] [40]
Australia 82.8 3.8 5.5 4,420 9.3 67.0
Canada 82.2 4.9 7.3 4,608 10.1 70.9
France 82.4 4.3 7.8 4,407 11.0 78.2
Germany 81.0 3.7 9.0 5,267 11.1 77.0
Japan 83.7 2.7 6.4 4,149 11.2 83.6
Sweden 82.4 3.0 4.4 5,227 11.1 84.0
UK 81.2 4.2 9.2 4,003 9.8 83.1
USA 79.3 6.5 26.4 9,451 16.9 48.3
Videos exposing Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: [41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56][57][58][59][60]

German Parties Consider Sale Of Recreational Marijuana In Pharmacies Or Dispensaries. [61]. And: Marchers in Kiev, Ukraine call for legalization of cannabis (PHOTOS).
Trump’s Obamacare sabotage accidentally resulted in more free health plans. Open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. And: Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease for some, No Side Effects, New Study Shows. And: Using cannabis in place of anxiety meds.

Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana in Record-High Numbers: October 2017 Poll. 2. And: Oklahoma City police officer handcuffs woman for riding a bike and handing him her ID. "throwing stuff at me. You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me.” Body cam shows otherwise. Audio starts at 30 seconds in.
80% of Republican tax cuts would go to the top 1%. See chart in Bernie Sanders Facebook post. And: Will Illinois legalize recreational marijuana? Most Democrat candidates for governor support it. And: Legalize marijuana in New Jersey? Your choice for governor on Nov. 7, 2017 will determine that. (Democrat versus Republican). [62].

Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers. [63].

Peru legalises medical marijuana in move spurred by mother's home lab. 2. And: Canada. Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot. And: Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds. Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized. [64]. And: Former Mexican President Imagines Future Where Legal Weed Is an Internationally Traded Cash Crop.

The Trump tax plan would make the rich richer. An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook from 131 organizations to immediately remove numerous apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines that has killed 13,000 people. [65]. And: Now you can add a marijuana degree to your higher education. [66] .And: 29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think. [67]. And: Police brutality. Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired. Previously disciplined for sexual harassment. And: 8 things Trump's done to hurt women and girls since taking office. [68][69][70]. And: London, UK: MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament. And: Canadian Doctors Explain Universal Health Care. A video. [71][72]. And: Why Dr. Oz Thinks Medical Marijuana Can Solve The Opioid Crisis. [73][74][75][76][77][78].
NRA history of mandatory minimum sentencing and drug war. Atlanta, Georgia decriminalizes marijuana. [79]. And Youtube: Tom Petty music video - You Don't Know How It Feels. "let's roll another joint." [80][81]. And: 80 Years Ago This Week, Federal Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests. And: Federal Court Ruling a Huge Victory for Cannabis Business Owners. And: Costly medical marijuana pushes patients to street sales. And: Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime.

Why the decriminalisation of marijuana is a civil rights cause. Al Sharpton. [82]. And: Harris County, Texas DA Stops Prosecuting Drug Cases Involving Minuscule Amounts. And: Chicago cops to be punished for ‘taking a knee’ in protest against police brutality. And: America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy. And: Big Pharma Losing Grip as Study Shows Nearly 100% of Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds. And: Iceland Gets Cooler with Proposal to Legalize Cannabis. [83].

Lesotho. This Tiny Nation Just Became Africa’s Medical Cannabis Leader. [84]. And: 41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids. And: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to kill eldest son if 'rumours' are true. And: Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform. And: New Study Finds Legal Cannabis Equals Fewer Pharmaceuticals. And: “I’m not a criminal:” Indiana man criminally charged for possessing CBD oil. And: Federal drug agency asks Rhode Island for medical marijuana patient data. And: British Columbia may not follow Ontario’s pot distribution system: Premier Horgan.

Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person (2). (US dollars. PPP)
Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015. Public and private costs.
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015. Public and private costs.

Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn't? And: Federal government knew cannabis cured epilepsy over 60 years ago and still made it a Schedule 1 drug. And: Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable. Colorado.

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The dam is breaking on Democrats’ embrace of single-payer.

Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in America, Poll Says. See Bernie on Colbert's Show [85]. And: LA Times editorial board: Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen? [86]. See: Temporary reprieve. [87]. Global Marijuana March. May 5, 2018. Global mass insurrection against Republican-led mass incarceration. And: Hooked, hoodwinked: Some drug rehabs aim for relapse and money. And: ‘Return my bong’: Ontario man protests in underwear outside courthouses, police stations. And: Oral, saliva, and urine measurement of THC intoxication level is not feasible, study concludes.
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower. Half of world's hemp cultivation.

Anti-Drug Philippine President Duterte’s Son Accused in $125-Million Drug Shipment. [88]. And: Philippines. Duterte faces nationwide revolt over drugs war after killing of schoolboy sparks outrage. And: Philippines’ Catholic Church sounds alarm amid Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown. [89]

India issues its first-ever license to grow medicinal cannabis for research purposes. 2nd Most Populated Country. And: Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive for November 2018 ballot issue. And: Federal judge blocks prosecution of Northern California pot growers. Jeff Sessions opposes restrictions. And: Federal Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Patient Can Sue For Being Denied Job Over Failed Drug Test. And: Justice Department (Jeff Sessions) Shuts Down Marijuana Research At DEA.

"They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent. Inside the matrix, they are everyone and they are no one." Morpheus. [90].

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Lexington, Kentucky mayor announces all Confederate statues are coming down because of Charlottesville. And: Philippines newspaper. "Marijuana as Medicine" on front page. And: Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Virginia was destined to be face of change, mom says. [91]. And: Indiana lawmaker pushes for medical marijuana to curb opioid epidemic. His fellow Republicans are the ones likely to block him. Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville. [92][93][94][95][96][97].


Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like. USA Today. And: IT COSTS LESS. [98][99]. And: In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. NPR. CBC. [100][101][102][103][104]. And: 90% of drug control money is spent on health care, just 10% on police enforcement.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

Illinois Is Officially The 21st State To Decriminalize Weed. And: India. The people of Mumbai (also known as Bombay) talk about marijuana. Youtube.

Poll. Voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. And: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita. Click any year to sort highest to lowest cost per person. See: Australian single payer.

Here's what happened when a Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system. Bernie Sanders videos. Canadian MSNBC anchor versus Republican congressman.

Since decriminalizing all drugs in 2001, Portugal's overdose rate has decreased by ~75% and now has one of the lowest overdose rates in all of Europe. [105][106][107]. Overdose death rates by country. [108][109].

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Medicare for ALL. Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. And: Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. And: Universal healthcare and drug war.

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Senator Cory Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis, & support racial justice. [111][112].

Massachusetts governor signs bill to allow recreational pot. [113]. Marijuana should be legalised in India for medical purposes: Maneka Gandhi And: Trump Said Sacks Of Drugs Are Falling On Peoples’ Heads. A Congressman’s Response Is Perfect. And: Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime. And: Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society. Absurdly low minimum wage too..
USA. National Public Radio parrots minimum wage lies. [114]. And: $750,000 settlement after woman dies after going through heroin withdrawal in Mason County, Kentucky jail. And: Washington state distracted driving law starts July 23. And: Medicaid enrollees largely satisfied with the health care they receive. [115]. And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. [116]. And: Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia. And: Trump-supporting sheriff in Butler County, Ohio (heart of opioid epidemic): My deputies won't use Narcan. [117]. And: Jeff Sessions: Anti-Weed Crusader Received Big Money From Big Tobacco. And: American Media Silent After UN Just Called for Decriminalizing Drug Use Worldwide.
Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes. That makes 6 EU countries. [118]. And: District of Cannabis. It’s summer, and Washington DC smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time. And: Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70. And: Lobbyists Have Pushed for a Big Pharma Monopoly on CBD. And: United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised. [119].

20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. [120]. And: Politifact: Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. June 27, 2017. See article sidebar for many sources. [121][122][123][124][125][126]. And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. [127]. And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. [128]. And: 93% of Patients Prefer Cannabis Over Opioids For Managing Pain, According to New Study. And: Medicaid Could Have Saved $1 Billion If Medical Marijuana Was Legalized nationwide. And: How Big Tobacco-style marketing propels U.S. opioid crisis — and powers $400 billion pharma industry. [129][130][131][132].
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. [133]. And: Catalonia region of Spain legalises marijuana consumption, cultivation, and distribution. And: 43 arrested. Blood on the floor. Protester: Mitch McConnell Thinks Disabled Americans Are ‘Better Off Dead’. [134][135]. And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. [136]. And: Marijuana legalization doesn't lead to more fatal car crashes. American Journal of Public Health. And: The GOP Health Care Bill Will Doom Millions Of People Struggling With Addiction. And: Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill. Trumpcare 4.0. [137]. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System? [138][139]. And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. [140]. And: Brockton, Massachusetts. Firefighters agree to a drug test policy that excludes pot. And: Oklahoma voters will decide fate of medical marijuana. And: Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana. And: How Swiss Marijuana Reform Will Lead To Full Legalization In Europe.

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Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice. And: Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition. [141][142]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [143]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [144]. And: This Arab country is among list of places that smoke most hash. And: Coffee, Cocoa, Cannabis: New Push to Legalize Marijuana Launched in Switzerland. And: Holy Smoke: Israel Begins Decriminalizing Cannabis. [145][146]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [147][148][149][150]. And: Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like. And: "I Was Wrong": Former Judge Treated With Cannabis Oil Regrets Having Sent People to Jail for It. And: Duterte tells troops they can RAPE women in 'joke' as he rallies soldiers battling foreign fighters in ISIS 'invasion' of besieged Philippines city. [151][152][153]
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage. Democratic Party, following Bernie Sanders lead, proposes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage. [154] [155].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [156]. And: Vermont's Republican Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. And: Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. And: Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”. [157][158]. And: California. Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family.
Conservative morons worldwide: British Prime Minister Just Claimed Cannabis Leads To Heroin And Suicide. And: American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. [159]. And: Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalization. And: Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds. And: Trump thinks health insurance costs $15 a month. And: Doctors hate Trumpcare. And: Prison healthcare, deaths. And: At heated North Dakota town hall watch a man stuff money into shirt Of GOP Congressman Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare. [160][161].
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. And: Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana, Jails Her. And: Criminal Charges For Georgia Police Officers punching and kicking handcuffed marijuana user in head. [162][163][164]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [165][166][167][168][169][170][171][172][173]. And: 'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot.

Gigantic rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global Marijuana March. May 6, 2017. Videos [174][175] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [176][177] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [178][179].

2017 Global Marijuana March. [180]. And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.svg.

Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician [181]. And: Bernie Sanders And Democrats Introduce A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill. And: When Trump was an independent, like Bernie Sanders, and more logical, Trump supported Single-Payer. And: Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms. And: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition.
Much better healthcare in Canada, Britain, France. I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific. [182][183][184][185][186]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [187][188]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [189][190]. And: Republican Governor, Terry Branstad, rolls back local minimum wage increases in Iowa.

The 'unimaginable' premium hikes of Trumpcare 2.0 for people with pre-existing conditions. And: Republicans To Vote To Take Away Health Care For Those Tens of Millions. [191][192][193]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [194]. Among current users: 14% Republicans, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [195]. And: Smoke pot in Oregon? Your name now protected from feds. And: New Mexico's Republican governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. And: She also vetoed the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. And: Idaho's Republican governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill.

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Health Care Bill In Senate. And: For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine. And: Bernie Sanders: Americans pay highest prices for pharmaceutical drugs in the world. And: Canada has universal health care, and higher minimum wage than USA. And: The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [196][197][198]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [199][200]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [201]. And: NPR: Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment.

17,000 more people annually could die in 2018 if Trumpcare becomes law. 14 million more people uninsured in 2018. 24 million in 2026. 29,000 more dead annually in 2026. Single-Payer for California. Great healthcare for half the cost of Trumpcare. And: Canada: Show health card, get free care. and The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare. See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations. Vancouver's top doctor to Trudeau: Decriminalize all illicit drugs, now. Using Portugal's model. [202][203]. End drug war with universal healthcare. List of countries with universal health care.

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 Wikipedia country lists: Life expectancy.
 And: Total health expenditure per capita.
 Those numbers will change over time.

Quinnipiac poll: 71% oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. And: Canada. Human rights board orders insurer to pay medical marijuana costs in precedent-setting case [204].

Bernie Sanders wins CNN healthcare debate with Ted Cruz.

No deductibles on basic Canadian health care. Co-pays are extremely low or non-existent. And: Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. [205]. One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.

Single-Payer Healthcare. [206]. Higher life expectancy at half the cost. And: Save $1.6 trillion out of $3.2 trillion spent on US healthcare in 2015. How?: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization and treatment. And: Save more via less incarceration. And: Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland. Vs. USA. [207]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually, and 30 million will lose their healthcare coverage. Physicians for a National Health Program. And: A Trump Fan Cheering Obamacare Repeal Just Found Out He’s On Obamacare. Hilarity Ensues. And: 15 charts that show how Obamacare works now — and how Republicans would overhaul it.

See: More News. And: Cannabis is safer.

Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

Poll. US voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors.
Country Life expectancy. 2015 Under-five infant mortality rate per 1000 live births. 2015 Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. 2015 Per capita expenditure on health (USD - PPP). Public and private costs. 2015 Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP. 2015 % of health costs paid by government. 2014
[208] [209] [210][211][212] [213] [214][215] [216]
Australia 82.8 3.8 5.5 4,420 9.3 67.0
Canada 82.2 4.9 7.3 4,608 10.1 70.9
France 82.4 4.3 7.8 4,407 11.0 78.2
Germany 81.0 3.7 9.0 5,267 11.1 77.0
Japan 83.7 2.7 6.4 4,149 11.2 83.6
Sweden 82.4 3.0 4.4 5,227 11.1 84.0
UK 81.2 4.2 9.2 4,003 9.8 83.1
USA 79.3 6.5 26.4 9,451 16.9 48.3
Videos exposing Republican myths about Canadian healthcare: [217][218][219][220][221][222][223][224][225][226][227][228][229][230][231][232][233][234][235][236]

Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3. It is based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2.

2013. April 20.

2014[edit]

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April 20 and May 3 sites:

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April 19-20:

April 20:

April 18-20:

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Global Marijuana March[edit]

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GMM (years signed up). (The city search of basic city lists will not find 2015, 2016, or 2017 cities since the 2015-17 GMM-420 pages list only countries, and not cities). 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. 39 nations participated on May 7, 2016, or thereabouts. 43 nations participated on May 2, 2015, or thereabouts. 212 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 3, 2014 or thereabouts. 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts. 889 different cities have participated from 80 different nations or subnational areas since 1999.

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2013[edit]

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2012[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2009[edit]

Return to top. See GMM 2009, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.

Atlanta: Paul Cornwell pablo(at)worldcamp.org or lv msg 404-462-7959 / CAMP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., PO Box 5330, Atlanta, Georgia 31170 http://www.worldcamp.org .

Consider visiting a regularly updated, "unofficial" page at http://atlantamarijuanamarch.wordpress.com/

2008[edit]

Return to top. See 2008 GMM, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.

Atlanta: Contact: Paul Cornwell / pablo(at)worldcamp.org or lv msg 404-462-7959 / CAMP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., PO Box 5330, Atlanta, Georgia 31170 http://www.worldcamp.org

GMM: 150 folks in 2008.

2007[edit]

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GMM: 100 participants in 2007.

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2017 Global Marijuana March and 420[edit]

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Global Marijuana March animated.gif May 6, 2017, Saturday, or thereabouts. And April 20 (4/20), or thereabouts. Rallies and marches overall change public opinion for the better! See: Cannabis polls.

2017 Facebook event pages for Global Marches and 420. - Some cities.
Main Facebook pages for organizing global marches.

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US states that have legalized
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Cannabis is safer[edit]

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See: Reagan's war on cannabis. And: Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration.

Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech 1: "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."
See Reagan say it at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.

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. [308][309][310].

Presidents alone can not reschedule it[edit]

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See main article: Presidents alone can not reschedule marijuana.

Neither the president nor the Attorney General can reschedule marijuana by themselves. [314] [315][316]. 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: Republicans in Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All. [317][318]. 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.



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See: Drug war, control, and Republican-led income inequality. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: US incarceration peaked in 2008. And: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA. And: List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.
See articles: Cannabis prisoners and Drug war cost charts, infographics..
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. The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any nation b c (except for the tiny country of the Seychelles). Compare incarceration rates worldwide. The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.
Jail, jail deaths (2), and bail. A Lot Of People Are Dying At This Understaffed Texas Jail. And: How the Money Bail System Perpetuates America’s Mass Incarceration Problem. 2. And: Justice Department blasts ‘unconstitutional’ fixed bail schedules. Many innocent people in jail. And: Many marijuana users in jail without bail money. And: Senator Kamela Harris push for bail reform.
The mentally ill. Rundle Won't Charge Prison Guards Who Allegedly Boiled Schizophrenic Black Man to Death for 2 Hours in Shower. Death Ruled An Accident. Documents Show They Omitted Key Details. Florida inmate in for cocaine possession. 2345. Due to lack of single-payer universal healthcare the mentally ill end up incarcerated and untreated. Prison costs far more than caring for them to begin with. For their non-violent offenses three-quarters of Americans favor ‘rehabilitation’ over jail time, survey finds.

Poor health care in general in prisons and jails. Inmates Pay A Small Fortune To See A Doctor. 2.3.

USA. Republican war on cannabis[edit]

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See: Republican-led drug war. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate.

The Cannabis War is over and the U.S. Republican Party has lost. They may not know it yet, so keep marching, lobbying, and voting! Please register and vote! See: Reagan's War on Cannabis. And: Drug war, control, and Republican-led income inequality. And: Alternatives to Republican-led mass incarceration.

Vermont's Republican Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. May 24, 2017. And: New Mexico's Republican governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. April 7, 2017. And: New Mexico's Republican governor vetoes the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. April 7, 2017. And: Idaho's Republican governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill. April 7, 2017.

Democrats, following Bernie Sanders lead, propose bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage. [319] [320].

U.S. Republican Party: Greed, Ground Wars, Drug Wars, and Mass Incarceration.


Green love[edit]

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The Global Marijuana March is the first Saturday in May. The first Saturday in May is also World Naked Gardening Day. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.svg. (see Google search for it). But, be safe!

Republicans think they can spend an infinite amount of money (many trillions of dollars) on health-insurance-company-based healthcare, and have an infinite number of babies, to feed their appetite for endless ground wars, and for more inmates for more prisons for more drug war.
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Wikipedia: Population milestone babies.
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As with cannabis legalization Colorado leads the way.. More info. 2.3..
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Health care. Canada versus USA[edit]

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See also: End drug war with universal healthcare. And: Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization.
Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person (2). (US dollars. PPP)
Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015. Public and private costs.
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015. Public and private costs.

Single Payer. Half the cost of Trumpcare[edit]

20 million uninsured: 20,000+ deaths yearly[edit]

Portugal. Few die of overdoses[edit]

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See: End drug war with universal healthcare. And: Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare. And: Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization.

Portugal has decriminalized all drugs. Like Canada it has universal healthcare. See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links. See: Wikipedia: Drug policy of Portugal and Wikipedia: Health in Portugal. Nearly all of the European Union (EU) has universal healthcare. [322][323]. See: List of countries with universal health care.

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Source for above chart: Are any conservatives in the US for a single payer and a universal health care system, or can they not coexist? Chart is from comment around March 11, 2017 by Dan Munro, "author of Casino Healthcare, and Forbes contributor".

Canadian Single Payer: Show health card, get health care paid for by taxes. No deductibles on basic Canadian health care, and co-pays are extremely low or non-existent.

Single-Payer Healthcare. Higher life expectancy at half the cost.
Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person
(2). (US dollars. PPP)
Murder rate
per 100,000
Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015 1.5
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015 3.9
Murder rate is lower in Canada due to far less handgun ownership.
Save $1.6 trillion out of $3.2 trillion spent on US healthcare in 2015. How?: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization and treatment. And: Save more via less incarceration. And: Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland. Vs. USA. [324]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries.


Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago – and now hardly anyone dies from overdosing. 2015 article by Chris Ingraham. Chart below is from the article. As is the quote below:

"The country has 3 overdose deaths per million citizens, compared to the EU average of 17.3."

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In 2014 the USA had 147 overdose deaths per million people. [325] [326] [327] [328]

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, United States, 2000-2015. Deaths per 100,000. Multiply by 10 to get deaths per million people. Source.

In 2016 the USA had 185 overdose deaths per million people. See chart in article, and a different chart below.

Sources: [8][9] "Goulao says 90 per cent of public money spent fighting drugs in Portugal is channeled toward those health-care goals — just 10 per cent is spent on police enforcement." [10][11][12][13].
Sources: [14][15][16].

US charts:

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Remove Republicans in 2018 US elections[edit]

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See also: Republican-led Drug War. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate.

Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

Poll. US voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. See: Australian single payer. And: It costs less. Bernie Sanders videos: A Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care. 2. Chart: Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3. And: U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries.


A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana. 2. By Danielle Keane, NORML political director. 2016. "Of the 233 Democrats in Congress, 208 members (89.3 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher. Of the 302 Republicans in Congress, 102 members (33.8 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher." For your state see: Congressional Scorecard. NORML. Grading was based upon members' voting records.


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