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'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot. 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. [165][166]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Returns harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [167][168][169][170][171][172][173].

Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. And: Denver-based International Church of Cannabis is now offering weed weddings. The 'Elevated Wedding'. Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana, Jails Her.

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].

Trump and Trudeau.
Canada is great.

2017 Global Marijuana March. [180]. And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: Uruguayans sign up for state cannabis in world first. And: Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced To Rein In Trump Support For Philippines Drug War. And: Weed Nuns. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.svg. And: Man wins historic medical marijuana trial. 46 plants. And: Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws. [181][182]. And: Montel Williams reveals how smoking marijuana every day for 17 years changed his life. And: Trump invites drug-war mass murderer President Duterte (Philippines) to the White House. [183][184][185][186][187][188]. And: Duterte slammed over discovery of abused prisoners in secret cell in Manila. USA Today. And: Mexican Congress approves use of medical marijuana. Goes to President to be signed into law. [189]. And: The booming business of cannabis in Spain. Article and video. [190].

Republican Roger Goodell Thinks Marijuana Is ‘Addictive’ And Bad For NFL Players. He’s Wrong. [191][192]. And: Rachael Leigh Cook of "your brain on drugs" turns around and exposes the drug war with new video. And: Epilepsy takes life of a young cannabis advocate.

Philippines' President Duterte’s ‘kill drug addicts’ job ‘plan’ is bizarre.[193]. And: 'Mass murder' complaint filed against him at International Criminal Court. And: Criminal Charges For Georgia Police Officers punching and kicking handcuffed marijuana user in head. [194][195][196].

Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician [197]. 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: 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. [198][199][200][201][202]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [203][204]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [205][206]. 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. [207][208][209]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [210]. Among current users: 14% Republican, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [211]. 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.

Canada is poised to approve a law legalizing marijuana nationwide. [212][213][214][215]. And: French election: 4 of the 5 main presidential candidates support cannabis reform. Far-right Marine LePen opposes. And: Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms.

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.

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [216][217][218]. And: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [219][220]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [221]. 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. [222][223]. 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.

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 [224].

Bernie Sanders wins CNN healthcare debate with Ted Cruz.
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

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. [225]. One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.

Single-Payer Healthcare. [226]. 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. [227]. 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.
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.

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2014[edit]

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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. 888 different cities have participated from 80 different nations or subnational areas since 1999.

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2013[edit]

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GMM:

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Location: Gene Leahy Mall @ 14th & Farnam Streets

Please join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 12PM-5PM, to protest & rally for the END of the illegal & unconstitutional prohibition of Cannabis and Hemp!

At this Annual event many will or may consume cannabis. Under Nebraska state law possession and use of cannabis is illegal. **

2012[edit]

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GMM:

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GMM: 7th year!!!

    • DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2012 TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    • Time

Gene Leahy Mall @ 14th and Farnam, 14th and Farnam, Omaha, NE |}

  • Annual Worldwide / Global Marijuana March for Omaha NE. Join the rest of the world in solidarity to demand the re-legalization of Cannabis and Hemp! CHANGE WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH OUT YOU!

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE WILL COMMENCE IN NEBRASKA!

    • The only way such an event exists is by people like us standing up and speaking our minds, spreading the facts, and doing away with bias nonsense.

Please join the Nebraska Cannabis Coalition May 12th, 2012, Saturday, for the 1PM-5PM, to protest & rally for the END the illegal & unconstitutional prohibition of Cannabis and Hemp!

Time to re-educate!

At this Annual event many will and or may consume cannabis. Under Nebraska state law possession and use of cannabis is illegal. **

The whole purpose of the event is to spread the word that cannabis is harmless and should be legal and allowed to be consumed out in the open, not hidden behind closed doors.

If you choose to possess or consume cannabis, that is your choice.

    • Any illegal activity (cannabis consumption or possession) is not endorsed, and if you chose to partake in any illegal activity, that is your right and sole responsibly. As to date, no issues have arisen at the rally's or celebrations.**

(all events are ages 18+ with out a parent or guardian)

Info:
Sign holdings from 1:00 - 2:30
Public Speeches from 2:00-3:00
March starts at 3:00 - returning to Gene Layhy Mall
Moment of silence for Prisoners and victims of the War on Cannabis 4:19

And a special Thank you to CURES NOT WARS for all the past and future support! http://cures-not-wars.org/wordpress/ |} Also thank you Mrs. Marshall for al your support and you are deeply missed.

GREAT SITE FOR CANNABIS INFO IN NEBRASKA

http://www.makepotlegal555.org/

QUESTIONS? email: NEcannabisCoalition@yahoo.com

2011[edit]

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2010[edit]

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Omaha: Melanie Marshall 402-415-7373 mmelz5(at)yahoo.com http://www.makepotlegal555.org . 1-5 Gene Leahy Mall (at) 13th and Farnam. Open speeches (at) 2. March to Old Market (at) 3. Drumming circle Signs, snacks and water provided.

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2009[edit]

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Omaha: Melanie Marshall 402-415-7373 mmelz5(at)yahoo.com http://www.makepotlegal555.org . 1-5 Gene Leahy Mall (at) 13th and Farnam. Open speeches (at) 2. March to Old Market (at) 3. Drumming circle Signs, snacks and water provided.

GMM:

"Omaha's 3rd GMM (Mistakenly called the 2nd march, because there was no marching the first year) May 2nd AND 9th:
both days of cannabis celebration went SUP-HERB-LY! About 400 people got their names on a list to get active in NE, the weather was heaven-sent, and the police were very OK. The march down Howard street got a little difficult when the sidewalk was very full of people so we went into the empty street until we got told not to do that by the police, but still, that went peacefully and we got on our way. This made me visit the police station AGAIN to THANK the police for being so nice on our day there, AND TO ASK ABOUT CLOSING THE STREET NEXT YEAR FOR A REAL MARCH!!! It was all a beautiful time, and it will be a bigger event next year, with tents and tables, just like we should have."

2008[edit]

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Omaha: Melvin Usher melvinusher(at)aol.com (402) 408-9746 . 1 PM to 5 PM Central Park Mall. Live Music. Bands, drumming circle, poetry, costumes.

GMM:

The rally was on Sunday, May 4 and was scheduled to go from 1pm-5pm. As soon as I got to the meeting spot I would say there was roughly thirty-five or more people there, which wasn't as much as I hoped. So I suggested we walk around the park for a bit. When we came back I would estimate there to have been over one hundred people there, and more approaching. Luckily we ran into a lady who seemed to be the one organizing the rally, and she gave us some signs to hold. There people of all sorts honking and giving us thumbs up. It was really enlightening to see people, successful businessmen at that, waving their arms out the window in celebration of the rally. In fact, there was a wedding right down the street and a brand new Cadillac Escalade pulled up to the corner by the rally and a older gentleman actually bought a bandanna from one of the guys protesting, and drove past the police waving it out of the window at him.

Then the march through the businesses downtown began. It was amazing how many people stood up and marched with us weaving a route through downtown. Everyone was pretty cool about us marching and chanting too, some places actually participated and chanted with us. There was only one real problem the whole time. As we crossed a street that had the proper walk signal, a old man in a car with his wife slammed the gas pedal and hit the guy in front of me. Which by the way was at a red light. Thankfully the guy rolled a crossed the hood and was not harmed, but he sure did want to harm the man in the vehicle.

All in all I believe I learned a lot about this culture. Everyone was very chill and did not let hecklers get to them, they just replied back by saying "peace and love" and numerous other phrases supporting peace. It was definitely an experience worth experiencing.

2007[edit]

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GMM:

We held the GMM rally in Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday May 5th from 1 PM to 5 PM. A permit was issued (free) for the event. About 70 to 80 people attended. No sign of police or press. We were politely ignored. No arrests or tickets issued. Only 3 old hippies were there (including myself). The crowd was upbeat and cheerful. Enthusiastic about next year. We only had two weeks to plan this (our first time). I was told that other pot related events will be held this year locally. Also a young lady is going to start a NORML chapter here in Omaha. Thanks to everyone involved!

2006[edit]

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More info, links, years[edit]

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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. [294][295][296].

Presidents can not reschedule it[edit]

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See main article: Presidents alone can not reschedule marijuana.

The president alone can not reschedule marijuana. [300] [301][302][303]. 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. [304][305]. 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.


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.
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. (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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As with cannabis legalization Colorado leads the way.. More info. 2.3..
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Single-Payer. Half the cost of Trumpcare[edit]

Portugal. Few die of overdose[edit]

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See: End drug war with universal healthcare.
See: 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. [306][307]. 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 "free" care paid for by taxes. No deductibles on basic Canadian health care, and co-pays are extremely low or non-existent.

The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare. See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations.
Universal healthcare and longer life, at half the cost of US healthcare.

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 Wikipedia country lists: Life expectancy. And: Total health expenditure per capita.


Replace Obamacare with 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
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. [308]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries.

Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. [309]. Why? Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.

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

"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 residents. [310] [311] [312] [313]

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, United States, 2000-2015. Deaths per 100,000 population. CDC source.

US charts:

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USA. Republican-led drug war[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! See Reagan's War on Cannabis. Please register and vote!

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.


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