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- 26 Cannabis is safer
- 27 Presidents alone can not reschedule it
- 28 USA. Republican-led war on cannabis
- 29 Drug war, mass incarceration, control
- 30 Felon disenfranchisement & gerrymandering
- 31 Republican-led big spending on drug war
- 32 GOP-led spending on endless ground wars
- 33 U.S. infrastructure badly needs this money
- 34 U.S. household debt at all time high
- 35 Canadian middle class has surpassed USA
- 36 U.S. middle class wealth has collapsed
- 37 Many nations surpassed US middle class
- 38 USA. Richest 10% Own 84% of All Stocks
- 39 Record global debt. Who will bail out USA?
- 40 US income inequality. Flat or falling wages
- 41 Republicans refuse to raise minimum wage
- 42 Green love
- 43 Canada has universal healthcare
- 44 Canada has single payer healthcare
- 45 Canadian healthcare costs much less
- 46 Half the cost of Obama-Trumpcare
- 47 USA could save $1.6 trillion YEARLY
- 48 Canada has better health outcomes
- 49 Massive wasteful spending in US healthcare
- 50 Each 10 million US uninsured equals
- 51 10,000 more deaths yearly. Also:
- 52 10,000 die waiting for disability yearly
- 53 Republicans block Pre-Existing Conditions
- 54 Portugal has universal healthcare
- 55 Portugal decriminalized all drugs
- 56 Portugal has drug treatment for all
- 57 In Portugal few die of overdoses
- 58 Global Marijuana March and 420 photos
- 59 Vote out most Republicans
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Share links: New York City or NYC or nyc. Local or regional cannabis-related links wanted. See: New York (state). See cities by country on GMM map of all cities. See all cities (not just Global Marijuana March). See the yearly city and event lists for additional Facebook and other links.
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See also this Dana Beal page for more cannabis history of New York City.
- NYC Cannabis Parade | The Founding Chapter of The Global Marijuana March.
- A brief history of the Marijuana March.
- Cures Not Wars.
- Category:Dana Beal.
- The Space at 9 Bleecker | The Yippie!
- The Yippie! Museum - Gander TV.
- Portal: Dana Beal.
- United States. Cannabis-related links.
- Wikipedia: Cannabis in New York (state).
- In alphabetical order by city.
- Category: Cannabis-related links. For world, region, country, state, or province links.
- Updated link: Google map of many cannabis groups, clubs, growshops, and associations around the world. If you want to add your association or club send an email to email@example.com - Mapa de todos las asociaciones cannabicas y clubs cannabicos de todo el mundo especialmente españa y growshops, si quieres añadir tu asociacion o club manda un correo a firstname.lastname@example.org. See template.
- Wikipedia: Category: Cannabis by country. And: Commons: Category: Cannabis by country.
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- Google Maps: New York City.
- Google images: New York City.
- Wikipedia: New York City.
- Wikitravel: New York City.
- Wikivoyage: New York City.
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- Cannabis news sources.
- Drug Policy Organizations (from MAP). US cannabis organizations. And: Canada. State, province, nation from Area menu. Can also sort by topic. See advanced power search. It can search news, and it can Google search many organizations (choose one from menu).
- DrugNews.org (from MAP). News and opinion in one list. Titles are too short. Can sort by area, source, author, topic. But they can not be combined. For example; Cannabis topic is for all countries. United States is for all topics. See: News. See: Opinions. Sort either by low, medium, or high detail.
- MAP news topics ("focal points"). For example; Cannabis news for the United States, or Canada, or the UK.
- News Source Directory (from MAP). State, province, nation from Area menu. Or A-Z from Source menu. Google search MAP site for news, sources, topics, city, state, province, nation, organizations, etc..
- World Cannabis Map - SpliffyMap. See "about" for Paypal link. See Facebook.
- MarijuanaTravels.com - Cities and countries. And Google site search.
- Marijuana Travel Database. Marijuana travel reports. Countries and cities. Marijuana and travel, smoking laws and cannabis legality.
- WeBeHigh.org - Click "Travel Guides" button at top for continents. By U.S. state. And: Google site search.
- Marijuana Dispensary & Strain Reviews - Leafly.
- HeadShopFinder - Find Marijuana Dispensaries and Smoke Shops Near Me.
- PotGuide.com | Comprehensive Guide. Dispensaries, events, news, guides.
Global Marijuana March
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works well. Click: . Add city name to search, and state/province/nation as needed. This will pull up all yearly maps in which the city is listed. Except for 2015, 2016, or 2017 in which only countries were listed for the most part. 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. 41 nations participated on May 6, 2017, or thereabouts. 44 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. 226 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts. 950 different cities have participated from 82 different nations or subnational areas since 1999.
|Global Marijuana March and 4/20 signup.|
See Global Marijuana March (GMM) is the first Saturday in May or thereabouts.The
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April 20, 2017:
May 6, 2017:
- Facebook: StarHorizon NYC Urban Circus Festival April 20th 2016 and .
May 2, GMM:
- Facebook: NYC Cannabis Parade 2015.
- Joey Bada$$ – Tickets – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – April 20th, 2014.
- 420 Day 2014 in New York | 420 Day Events.
- 420 Legalize NY Concert in Williamsburg, Apr 20, 2014 9:00 pm | Party Earth.
May 3, GMM:
- NYC Cannabis Parade | The Founding Chapter of The Global Marijuana March.
- Facebook event pages:
- Photos: NYC Cannabis Parade (2014) - a set on Flickr.
GMM, May 4:
- NYC Cannabis Parade | The Founding Chapter of The Global Marijuana March.
- NYC Cannabis March 2013. pieman.org/smoke-in
- NYC Cannabis Parade Volunteer Information.
- Youtube: Dana Beal from Prison at the NYC Cannabis Rally. Video of the crowd while Dana Beal spoke to them from prison.
- 46th Annual Global Marijuana March New York | May 4, 2013 | New York, NY | Party Earth.
- Facebook photos:
- The 411 from the Feline | thevillager.com
- David Peel Sang Once for Lennon, Now for Occupy Wall Street - NYTimes.com.
- Global Cannabis March Charges the Drug Policy Alliance with Sabotage - CelebStoner.com.
- Photos: Cannabis March In Marijuana Arrest Capital Of The World: Gothamist.
- Scoopy's Notebook. The Villager. Volume 80, Number 46. April 21 - 27, 2011. See section titled "A burning issue."
- Facebook photos.
- More Facebook photos.
New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com http://www.worldwidemarijuanamarch.org Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012. 11 am Mayday Washington Square Park; parade route and destination TBA.
GMM, May 1:
- Photos. Google+: May Day is Jay Day.
New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012
New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com http://www.myspace.com/the08march Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012
Global Marijuana March. New York City. May 3, 2008:
- Photos: http://news.webshots.com/album/558951634azfeuH
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4fYNDUYkmsU
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nQr8QXKmBvE
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ep6h3y5cw58
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=G5jnS3_8a-I
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xxw6XuEM5Mk
- Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CKBMcKLEIp8
- Video: http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=8792730
Beautiful weather, Beautiful people, Beautiful march. Made some beautiful new friends and had a beautiful day. It started off at 11:00am set in Washington Square Park, for the 1st time in years, with an ibogaine forum and march history speech by Global/Million Marijuana March founder and veteran activist Dana Beal (www.cures-no-wars.org) while we handed out flyers to the people in the park as they came up to see what was going on so they would be up to speed with what Dana and the other speakers were talking about. Most of the people listening, aside from the 100 or so people starting to float in for the march, were tourists and really getting into the speeches and many had questions which were cheerfully answered by those who had answers. A few brave souls lit up some joints and the cops were pretty cool, well actually they were really cool throughout the entire day because they hung around and were glad to talk to anyone who wanted to talk to them about their opinion of the war on cannabis. The opinion was the same from any cop I talked to "Will you people please get this put on the ballot and I'll vote for it because I have better things to do on the 1st week of May every year then babysit you people". Very nice.
I met a cop that really didn't understand that street pot was the same thing as what is growing in the ground just dry. He was under the impression it was similar to how coca becomes cocaine since the have to wear hazard gear to move it and he's never seen it because it's always wrapped up in packages or bundles or something. He, like every law enforcement officer I and others spoke to, is very aware that they need to go home, type in www.leap.cc and start reading since every cop I spoke to agreed that cannabis enforcement is a total waste of time & money. Some mentioned much concern over the impending scourge of crystal meth that is on the way and that they wouldn't mind the weed resources to get a jump on it. We let them know that Leap would let them know how to make their concerns heard. I have to say I had a great time going up to "The Man" and saying "Hey, I remember you from last year. How've you been? Thanks for coming out and watching out for us" They returned the greeting and we talked, well except for those in plainclothes who preferred to stay "anonymous". I always say that the GMM is the one place on Earth where everyone is completely equal and all get along as one. Everyone seems to take a day off from hating each other and that is a beeeeeautiful thing and very spiritual if you are aware of the vibe, which I did my best to make sure those I spoke to knew to be part of the vibe. A few more speakers spoke including the Pieman ( www.pieman.org ) who is always great to talk to because, even though he has a tough time of it getting around anymore, he is absolutely 100% pure 1960's activism and there's so much to learn from him. Dana explained to us that the Mayor through his lawyers had to change our finish from Battery Park which is a good sized park on the southern most tip of NYC by the Statue of Liberty to City Hall Park in front of City Hall because blasting (how American & ironic?) and our safety. Well that sounds like a step in the right direction, Washington Square Park and City Hall Park all in the same day, good start.
12 noon we walk a few blocks to the starting point at Houston & Bleecker Streets. There was a free speech/open megaphone for an hour, with all its usual screaming and animation, while banners, flyers & signs were being handed out.
1pm we are on our way. Another part of his march I really find amusing is the fact that this GMM is the only march, parade or the like that people stop off at the various food stands, carts and pizza & burger joints along way, grab something to munch on and catch up to the march while usually being stopped by people on the street with questions or tourists who want a picture holding one of our signs or while walking in the march looking like a participant. I gave away a sign to a pair of young adult European couples who wanted a souvenir to take home. That should make for some fun going through customs. The people we passed all cheered us on which made us all think "Tell me why is weed illegal again?, Everyone seems to like it".
We get to City Hall Park which is quite small and are told that we only have a noise permit so we have to give up our signs and we could only be on the sidewalk outside of the park and to see the speakers and entertainment we had to sit down in a roped off area of sidewalk. Well I gotta say my ass immediately began to hurt, not because of the concrete either. We were literally kicked to the curb by the city. Poor Dana had to field like two or three fuktillion "What da fuk is going on?" questions from the marchers. Everyone made the best of it and we headed into the park for a bench in the park where we could hear the speakers but not have to be crowded on the sidewalk in the direct sun as did many people which ended up making more room for those out in front of the "stage". From what I've seen from the last couple years of attending various NY marches/rallies and such, sadly if you've heard the speeches at one NY rally you've heard them all. I agree that the history of pot oppression is an important part of promoting activism, especially for those who are just starting out and are hungry for info and passion to fuel their own fight, but I really feel there is almost no focus on now, , tomorrow and how we're going to win this fight. But that's a story for another time. I was blessed with being veeeeery brownied-up, since I knew smoking would be a game I didn't want to play this year, and had a wonderful glow the whole day with out having to hide like a criminal to burn a joint so the joints I brought along just in case somehow made it into the hands of some of my new friends without weed. Sharing is Caring, remember? Being brownie boy protector of cannabis freedom, I pretty much rambled the ears off of anyone who would listen and pretty much was unable to shut up for hours. Around 4pm or so we headed out into the rest of the city, walked around aimlessly, hanging out at street corners eating a variety of delicious NY street food, watching people go by, especially the summer clad females of all varieties, while doing our best to attract attention to our pro-cannabis t-shirts the whole way until exhaustion set in, caught a cab and headed to the train home. I would love to see enough people come out that we could all light up and the law would be rendered helpless but the people who did come out were great and very into either sharing information or asking questions. I do believe I love them all and am looking forward to being able to enjoy a bud with everyone someday soon in a NY March. See you all at the NY Harvest Fest in October.
- Worldwide Protests Call For Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana. Archived here. May 8, 2005 article and video by NY1 News. From the article:
- A group rallied in Lower Manhattan Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. “Cures not Wars” is urging lawmakers to allow hemp to be used with a prescription. “If alcohol is socially acceptable, then I see no reason why marijuana can’t be,” said Audrey Silk, a Libertarian candidate for mayor, who joined the demonstration. “And medical marijuana to me is a total no-brainer. There is no reason to deny people who say it works fot them the ability to use it.” The group is also touting the new drug ibogaine, which it says helps cure addiction. “Basically with every other drug you take for drug addiction, like methadone, when the methadone wears off, you’re back in withdrawal,” said Dana Beal, another protestor. “When the ibogaine wears off there is no withdrawal.” Similar demonstrations took place in nearly 200 cities around the world, including Prague, Kiev and Tel Aviv.
May 6, GMM:
- Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152850452403619 - 2001 mentioned in one of the comments.
1998 Million Marijuana March (MMM) on May 2. This was before it went global in 1999.
Video below has clip from the Howard Stern Show on November 19, 1998 - Goofing on the 1998 Million Marijuana March that occurred on May 2, 1998 in New York City. Dana Beal calls in to the show at 9 minutes 9 seconds in. Howard, Dana and the crew also discuss the upcoming 1999 MMM on May 1, 1999, and that it will occur in various cities worldwide. Youtube link.
1998 Million Marijuana March flyer below. See largest version of flyer.
Facebook photo caption:
Quote below (emphasis added) from no-longer-existing page at yippiemuseum.org/whatsup.html (archived):
- "The first Smoke In was held in February 1967 in upstate New York by Michael Aldridge but it did not receive much press attention. In June 1967 Dana Beal and the New York Provos held the second smoke-in in Tompkins Square Park. Due to several arrests this demonstration received considerable press. Beal went underground in January 1968 but the Smoke Ins continued just as they do today as evidenced by the above photo of 10,000 Smoke Inners in Boulder on April 20, 2008."
- 50 Years Ago: The Summer of Love Brings Pot, Protests and Psychedelic Rock to the East Village. May 16, 2017. By Frank Mastropolo. Bedford + Bowery. From the article (emphasis and links added):
Inspired by a Dutch anarchist group, activists A.J. Weberman and Dana Beal founded the New York Provos. When underground newspaper The East Village Other moved, the Provos took over its former office on Avenue A.
“We put a big sign in the window that said ‘Psychedelic Revolution,'” says Weberman. “I remember going out, selling this magazine we had, New York Provo magazine, and talking to 100, 200 different people a day on the street, wherever I’d meet them, trying to get them to come to our demonstrations.
“And we began to organize. Every time there was a pot bust, we’d march through the streets to protest them busting people for marijuana. The people in the neighborhood were very receptive, they threw flowers at us – along with the flowerpots. We started a bail fund and went down to 100 Centre and bailed out a number of people who couldn’t make bail for pot.”
In June 1967, Beal staged the first of a series of Smoke-Ins in Tompkins Square Park. “We had the first Smoke-In in the entire world there,” says Weberman, who left the U.S. that year. “We smoked pot openly to show people that it didn’t turn you into a raving maniac. Back then the pot was so weak it hardly did anything.”
January 10 demonstration:
- Mimeographed handbill for the 'LEMAR (Legalise Marijuana)' campaign, headed 'Free Marijuana Prisoners'. Women's House of Detention. Greenwich Ave. & W. 10th Street on Sunday Jan. 10th from 1.00 to 3.00 pm.
Photo shows Allen Ginsberg at a December 27, 1964 legalization demonstration in New York City by the marijuana advocacy group LeMar (Legalize Marijuana). It was possibly the first public street demonstration for marijuana in the USA. A sign says: "Smoke Pot ... it's cheaper and healthier than liquor".
- Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky -- Legalize Pot! August 26, 2009, by Tony Ortega. Village Voice. It reprints this Village Voice article:
- Pickets for Pot Push Legalization. By Mary Perot Nichols. December 31, 1964, Vol. X, No. 11.
They distributed salmon-colored mimeographed leaflets that read in part: "Like liquor prohibition, pot prohibition violates personal liberty, promotes racketeering, and invites mass evasion of the law. But while alcohol is demonstrably productive of a hangover, cirrhosis of the liver, violence, and Dylan Thomas type scenes, marijuana on the other hand is in ALL respects gentle, benevolent and absolutely nonaddictive. We defy anyone to produce one shred of evidence that marijuana is in any way addictive!"
"On Shivaratri (Shiva's birthday)," said Ginsberg, who last year spent some months in India, "all the respectable families drink bhang (a mixture of marijuana, almond paste, and milk) prepared by all the respectable grandmothers in India." "Pot," he explained, "is sold in government stores, and is a big industry there."
- Allen Ginsberg: Marijuana Legalization Pioneer. Martin Torgoff, February 23, 2017. Freedom Leaf Magazine. December 1964 demonstration mentioned at the end of the article.
- FREE THE WEED 48—February 2015. A Column by John Sinclair. It includes some history of LeMar.
- http://i.imgur.com/Nzld3eD.jpg - the big photo.
- 50th Anniversary of First Pot Protest - August 16, 2014 | California NORML.
- Allen Ginsberg at marijuana rallies, mid-60s. Photos and article. Quote from the article:
Reefer Madness reproduces an excerpt from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’s file on Allen Ginsberg:
On December 27, 1964, GINSBERG and ––––– had marched in front of the Department of Welfare Building, East 9th St. and Avenue C, with signs reading “Smoke Pot, It’s Cheaper and Healthier Tha Liquor” and “Pot Is a Reality Kick.” There individuals are members of an organization called LEMAR (Legalize Marijuana) and their names appear in the files of Interpol. (1998, p. 221).