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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.

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GMM cities in Africa[edit]

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Angola[edit]

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  1. Luanda, Angola.

Canary Islands[edit]

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  1. La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
  2. Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
  3. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
  4. Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
  5. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Cape Verde[edit]

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  1. Mindelo, Cape Verde. - a republic (group of islands) off the west coast of Africa.

South Africa[edit]

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  1. Cape Town, South Africa.
  2. Durban, South Africa.
  3. George, South Africa.
  4. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  5. Pretoria, South Africa.
  6. Soweto, South Africa.


Basic city list[edit]

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  • All GMM cities in Africa in one alphabetical list.
  1. Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Durban, South Africa
  3. George, South Africa
  4. Johannesburg, South Africa
  5. La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
  6. Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
  7. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
  8. Luanda, Angola
  9. Mindelo, Cape Verde - a republic (group of islands) off the west coast of Africa.
  10. Pretoria, South Africa
  11. Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
  12. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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. [90][91][92].

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. [96] [97][98]. 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. [99][100]. 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.


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. [101] [102].

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


Drug war, control, mass incarceration[edit]

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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.

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 private-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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As with cannabis legalization Colorado led the way.. More info. 2.3..
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Canadian healthcare costs much less[edit]

Half the cost of Obama-Trumpcare[edit]

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See: Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare. And: 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.

Canada has single payer healthcare[edit]

Canada has universal healthcare[edit]

Canada has better health outcomes[edit]

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See health outcomes chart here: Canadian single-payer universal healthcare versus US healthcare.

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. And: No bankruptcies and personal medical debt in single-payer countries.

Canadians have universal healthcare and longer lifespans, at half the cost of US healthcare.

USA spent $3.1 trillion on healthcare in 2015. 2. Canada spent half as much per person, and got better health outcomes. Polls show Americans want single payer, and $1.5 trillion saved yearly.
Country Life expectancy (years). 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
Chart [104] [105] [106][107][108] [109] [110][111] [112]
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: [113][114][115][116][117][118][119][120][121][122][123][124][125][126][127][128][129][130][131][132][133][134][135]

Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. [136]. Why? Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.

US healthcare spending per person is more than double the average of other developed countries.

This massive wasteful healthcare spending in the USA (compared to other rich nations) accelerated in 1980 (see chart below). How? It happened because non-profit health insurance was taken over by for-profit health insurance companies. They get a cut of all wasteful healthcare spending. The more wasteful, the more profits. Such as exorbitant drug pricing, expensive medical devices, overuse of emergency rooms. It is similar to how for-profit prison companies have an incentive to fill more beds, rather than rehabilitate prisoners.

Non-profit health insurance, and single payer healthcare, do not have these perverse incentives. So they tend to use more early preventive care that requires far fewer expensive drugs, devices, and visits to the emergency room and urgent care. Healthcare, like roads, should be publicly financed, and privately built. Private health insurance, like private toll road companies, are a kind of middleman mafia that skims profits, and shuffles papers, but don't actually do any real work.

Chart below shows the percentage of the GDP (national economy) spent on all healthcare costs (public and private) by year for some countries. Note that around 1980 US healthcare costs skyrocketed compared to other rich countries (all of which have universal healthcare, unlike the USA).

Sources: [8] [9].

Each 10 million US uninsured equals[edit]

10,000 more deaths yearly. Also:[edit]

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Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. By Louis Jacobson. June 27, 2017. Politifact. See article sidebar for many sources. [137][138][139][140][141].

10,000 die waiting for disability yearly[edit]

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With Single-Payer Universal Healthcare people get healthcare no matter how much they work or not. And it doesn't matter if they lose their job, or change employers. People don't have to show they are totally disabled to get adequate healthcare. People can try to work now and then as much as their disability allows them, and not lose their healthcare. And they get drug treatment on demand if their pill use gets out of hand.

Portugal has universal healthcare[edit]

Portugal decriminalized all drugs[edit]

Portugal has drug treatment for all[edit]

In 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. [142][143]. 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".

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. [144] [145] [146] [147]

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 similar chart below.

Sources: [10][11] "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." [12][13][14][15].
Map colors and rates. Multiply by 10 to get deaths per million population.
Yearly number of overdose deaths by drug. Sources: [16][17][18].

US charts:

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Remove Republicans in 2018 vote[edit]

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See also: Republican-led Drug War. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Alternatives to Republican-led mass incarceration. And: Cost of Republican-led U.S. drug war. And: Reagan's war on cannabis.And: Drug war, control, and Republican-led income inequality.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.
Republican tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, Congressional Budget Office finds. "By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries".
2 polls: Only 29% of Americans approve of Republican tax plan. 2.


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.

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

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