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Global Marijuana March animated.gif 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.

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Global Marijuana March[edit]

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Special:Search works well. Click: "Global Marijuana March maps". 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 links.

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. See signup. And: Facebook hashtags: [237][238][239][240]. Twitter hashtags: [241][242][243][244][245]. Google Plus searches: [246][247][248]. Pinterest: [249][250].

GMM, MMM. First Saturday in May (or thereabouts). Cities and nations holding 4/20 events are included in the lists for later years. Yearly maps: 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. 177 cities from 34 nations signed up for May 5, 2012 or thereabouts. 274 cities for May 7, 2011. 328 cities for May 1, 2010. 270 for May 2, 2009. 240 for May 3, 2008. 230 for May 5, 2007. 203 for May 6, 2006. 184 for May 7, 2005. 165 for May 1, 2004. 235 for May 3, 2003. 199 for May 4, 2002. 119 for May 5, 2001. 104 for May 6, 2000. 31 for May 1, 1999.
Years signed up: Browse the basic GMM city lists: ~ 1999. 2000. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 2010. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Global Million Marijuana March. GMM Facebook pages. GMM yearly city totals. Many GMM links. See also: 420 event lists. And: More cannabis-related links. And: Google News archives. And: GMM on Wikipedia. Google (add name of city to searches): [251] [252] [253] [254] [255] [256] [257] [258]. [259]. Google maps: city, state, nation. Photos, graphics, and image searches: Marijuana March: [260] [261] [262] [263] [264]. Marihuana March: [265] [266] [267] [268]. Marcha Marihuana (Spanish): [269] [270] [271] [272]. Marche Mondiale Cannabis (French): [273] [274] [275] [276]. Marche Mondiale Marijuana (French): [277] [278] [279] [280]. Marcha Maconha or Marcha Marijuana (Portuguese): [281] [282] [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288]. Google Advanced Image Search (find free images). Pinterest: [289][290][291][292]. GMM Blogs: [293]. Travel blogs with photos: [294]. Wikipedia: Legality of cannabis by country: Erowid.org. WeBeHigh.org - many cities worldwide. Old Yahoo Groups: [295] [296] [297]. Basic city lists by year. Marijuana polls. And: Wiki upload posters, flyers, and banners. See also Wikimedia upload.
950 different cities have participated from 82 different nations or subnational areas since 1999. Wikipedia: Cannabis by country.

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Global Marijuana March and 4/20 signup.

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Some Facebook links of native speakers of various languages below. More to come.
Some GMM and 4/20 organizers. Facebook pages, etc.. Native languages indicated. English: Dana Beal (USA). Narina Walls (in Mexico. From South Africa). Aron Kay[298] (USA). Max Stone (Australia). Imiël Khaya Visser (South Africa). Andre du Plessis (South Africa). Timeshifter (USA) - wiki, 2. talk, 2. German: Martin Aus Berlin (Germany). Steffen Geyer (Germany). French: Allu Marine (France). Farid Ghehioueche (France). Spanish: Paco Mascaraque (Spain). Norwegian: Piotr Gleichgewicht (Norway). Swedish: Michael K Bravin (Sweden). Danish: Klaus Trier Tuxen (Denmark).Czech: Robert Veverka [299] (Czech Republic). Italian: Giovanni Foresti (Italy). Filipino: Maria Noriza (Philippines). More to come: Portuguese. And...

See 2018 city list editors. The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is the first Saturday in May or thereabouts.

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Years signed up: Browse the basic GMM city lists: ~ 1999. 2000. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 2010. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

2018[edit]

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2017[edit]

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April 20, 2017:

May 6, 2017:

2016[edit]

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April 19-21:

April 20:

May 7:

2015[edit]

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May 2, GMM:

2014[edit]

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April 20:

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2013[edit]

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2012[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2010[edit]

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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:

2009[edit]

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New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012

Myspace:

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2008[edit]

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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:

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Global Marijuana March 2008 in New York City. Youtube link.

2007[edit]

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Interview with Dana Beal. Preview of Global Marijuana March 2007. Youtube link.

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2006[edit]

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GMM:

2005[edit]

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GMM:

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.

2001[edit]

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May 6, GMM:

1998[edit]

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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.

Republican-led war on pot. See Newt Gingrich section.

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New York City 1978 Central Park. L-R. Stephen DeAngelo, AJ Weberman, Dana Beal, Aron Kay.jpg
Facebook photo caption:

"this pic was taken by wayne angel at the 1978 national marijuana day smoke-in at nyc's central park — with Stephen DeAngelo, AJ Weberman, Dana Beal and Aron Kay. (left to right in the photo).

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May 15:
May 15, 1976, New York City. From the poster: "Mayday is Jay Day" was partially rained out. This is the same event!
May 1:
"May Day is Jay Day. Ninth annual Central Park Smoke In and Parade. 1976." Saturday, May 1 in New York City. Centerpiece of the April 1976 issue of Yipster Times. Image info and large size.
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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."
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.”

1965[edit]

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January 10 demonstration:

1964[edit]

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New York City 1964 Dec 27 Allen Ginsberg, marijuana rally.jpg

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".

- See here the December 31, 1964 Village Voice article as it originally appeared in print. Excerpt from the 1964 article:

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."

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).


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