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Cannabis event lists and calendars. And: Facebook events for 2017. [136]. And: People in the US and Canada spent over $53 billion on marijuana in 2016. And: Germany expands medical cannabis legalization. Insurance will pay for it. [137][138][139][140][141].
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Canada is great.

Professor says Obama Trump could grant blanket “amnesty to all first time nonviolent drug offenders in prison who have good records and would not even be in prison now if they were convicted under current law.” [142] Federal prisoners only.

Canada grows closer to legalizing pot. [143]. And: No deductibles on basic Canadian health care and co-pays are extremely low or non-existent. And: DEA Slapped in Face: American Epilepsy Society Accepts Marijuana Extract Obliterates Seizures in Epileptic Children. And: Big Pharma Shaking in Their Boots as 80% of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescription Pills for Pot. And: Imagine That! Police Solve Far More Murders After they Stop Arresting Cannabis Users. And: The US federal minimum wage hit its peak purchasing power nearly 50 years ago. And: Canada has universal health care, and a higher minimum wage than the US. And: A Trump Fan Cheering Obamacare Repeal Just Found Out He’s On Obamacare. Hilarity Ensues. And: First Marijuana Bill Already Introduced In New US Congress. And: New UN chief António Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal when it decriminalized drugs [144][145][146]. And: Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (Democrat) Pardons 192 for Marijuana Convictions. And: New Study: Cigarettes Tied To Increased Stroke Risk But Not Marijuana. And: More than 1,100 law school professors nationwide oppose Sessions’s nomination as attorney general. And: Georgia (country). Constitutional Court decides prison is too harsh punishment for marijuana use. [147]. And: 15 charts that show how Obamacare works now — and how Republicans would overhaul it. 21 million may lose their healthcare coverage. Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans?
Replace Obamacare with Single-Payer Healthcare. Higher life expectancy and HUGE healthcare savings:

Trumpcare? 27,000 people will die yearly who otherwise would have lived if Obamacare continued. [148].
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. [149]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries. And: Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. [150]. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.
Top 10% of earners receive 50% of all income.
Top 10% of US population receive 50% of all income
Poverty in old age by country

USA near bottom. [24][25][26].

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2017 Facebook events. See: 2017 Global Marijuana March and 420.

USA. The highest drug prices in the world

Source. Bernie Sanders.

For the first time more Australians support legalizing pot than oppose.

Drug wars and ground wars of Republican Christian fundamentalism, Islamic jihadi fundamentalism, and Jewish settler fundamentalism. Will Trump stumble around in Republican wars of control and distraction? As rich get richer, and poor get poorer?

Mexico Begins Importing Medical Marijuana As Views on Therapeutic Cannabis Evolve. And: The Taboo of Marijuana in Mexico May Be Fading Away. And: On average, states with medical marijuana laws see dips in fatal car crashes.

Percentage of Young Americans Living With Parents Rises to 75-Year High. And: Republican governor Kasich quietly bans Cleveland voters from raising minimum wage in their city. And: Working full time at state minimum wage is not enough for a one-bedroom apartment in any state. Click states. And: Bernie Sanders: Americans pay highest prices for pharmaceutical drugs in the world. And: Branford, Connecticut. America’s oldest hospice to study medical marijuana. Cannabis is safer and cheaper.

Trump's Republican America? The Student Debt Crisis Is Driving Elderly People Into Poverty. And: Feds refuse to stop taxing the canceled student debt of severely disabled people.
Trump’s death panel: He already violated health care promises by appointing Tom Price.

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2017, 2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos.

City info Edit

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Global Marijuana March Edit

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GMM (years signed up). This city participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), or the Million Marijuana March (MMM). 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts.175 cities from 33 nations signed up for May 5, 2012 or thereabouts. See also: 4/20 event lists. 877 different cities have signed up from 80 different nations since 1999.

2017, 2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos.
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2012 Edit

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See 2012 Global Marijuana March map.

The May 5th 2012 Marijuana March brought to you by Texas NORML will begin at 12:00pm Noon.

  • We will meet at City Hall on Cesar Chavez and march down Congress with our banners, posters and voices loudly heard!
  • We will arrive at the Capitol steps and Rally from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
  • Guest speakers will be there to discuss drug policy reform.
  • Guest bands will play counter culture inspired music to entertain.
  • Bring your hacky sack, a tie dye t-shirt and a spirit of change.
  • View photo gallery of previous Texas Marijuana Marches.

Together we CAN make a difference.

2011 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2011 map.

GMM:

2010Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2010 map.

GMM:

If you would like to join thousands of Texans flooding the streets of Austin in the name of cannabis reform, please join us this year on May 1. We will convene at Wooldridge Square Park at Ninth and Guadalupe in downtown Austin around 10:00 AM.

Please note that this year’s crusade WILL NOT be held at Zilker Park. We have enjoyed the last few years at Zilker’s Pecan Grove, however, thanks to the overwhelming response from cannabis consuming Texans statewide, our expected attendance this year will exceed the maximum capacity of the park.

We are happy to be able to host our event in this historical park. We will speak to you all from the same stage that Lyndon B. Johnson announced his bid for the presidency from. Over a century ago, the park was used as a city dump. So, to ensure that we don’t turn it into a dump again, we will have recycling stations at each corner of the park.

Remember, we are trying to show the world that cannabis consuming Texans are respectable people (which we are), and that we deserve to be treated as such in the eyes of the law. (which we currently are not) Please conduct yourself accordingly.

Things you can/should bring

Blanket, Bongo, Positive Vibes, Protest Sign(s), Sunscreen, Water, Folding Chair, Umbrella (just in case), Money, A Lighter, Phone, Camera, Well written letter to your State Representative explaining your position on cannabis, etc.…

Things you should not bring

Negative Vibes, Weapons, Pets (Unless absolutely necessary), Drugs, etc.…

Parking

There is limited available free parking. The metered parking spots in downtown are free of charge on weekends, but they will fill up fast. Austin residents are advised to check bus schedules or car pool to assist with the limited parking issue.

There are a number of pay to park garages within walking distance from the park. Below is a map of the local parking garages. Remember, you will have to pay to park in these garages.


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Hotels

If you are planning on traveling in from out of town and need a hotel room, below is a map, listing several hotels in Austin.

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Mark your calendar, and recruit as many of your cannabis consuming compadres to join you at THE THIRD ANNUAL TEXAS CANNABIS CRUSADE on May 1!

2009 Edit

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See GMM 2009, and GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.

GMM:

2008 Edit

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See 2008 GMM, and GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.

Austin: Hector Sanchez hector(at)outgrowbigbro.org or Brad(at)TexasNORML.org 512-902-4447 . March from Zilker Park to the Capitol Building for a free concert/rally for legalization on the South Steps. We will then return to Zilker Park for a "Pot Luck for Pot Love" with music and food until 9:00 PM.

Report and photo:

2002 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2002 map.

GMM:

1999 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 1999 map.

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More info, links, years Edit

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Cannabis is safer Edit

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Mitt Romney in July 2012 in New Hampshire 2

Obama on medical marijuana and drugs
Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015. [158][159][160].

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Obama helping turn around the Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, and mass incarceration. See: US incarceration peaked in 2008.

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. [164] [165][166][167]. 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. [168][169]. 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 mass incarceration Edit

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America's mass incarceration
See: 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. And: Justice Department blasts ‘unconstitutional’ fixed bail schedules. Many innocent people in jail. And: Many marijuana users in jail without bail money.

Canadian single-payer healthcare and Edit

Portuguese drug decriminalization Edit

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See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links.

New UN chief António Guterres was Prime Minister of Portugal when it decriminalized drugs [170][171][172].

Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization. See: Business people for Single-payer Healthcare. Fed up with uncontrollable costs of U.S. healthcare. Save trillions of dollars.
  • Canada has saved trillions of dollars by eliminating the middleman, the health insurance companies.
Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. 2.3.4.5.. For more countries and charts: 6.7.. And the USA has lower average life expectancy than the OECD average (OECD = developed economies). 8.. Click chart to enlarge:
Average total healthcare spending (public and private) per person for various developed nations

Healthcare cost by nation

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.
Population milestones
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As with cannabis legalization Colorado leads the way.. More info. 2.3..
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2017 Global Marijuana March and 420 Edit

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Global Marijuana March animated 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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Map of states that have legalized marijuana

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