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Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's heroin addiction

Her mom said "Why don't you just smoke some weed?"

Cigarette box warnings in Australia

Cigarette box warnings in Australia.

2017 June 22. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell

June 22, 2017. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell.

Big Pharma CEO pay versus median income. PNHP

Big Pharma CEO pay. [30].

Trump Said Sacks Of Drugs Are Falling On Peoples’ Heads. A Congressman’s Response Is Perfect. And: Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime. And: Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society. Absurdly low minimum wage too..
USA. National Public Radio parrots minimum wage lies. [279]. And: $750,000 settlement after woman dies after going through heroin withdrawal in Mason County, Kentucky jail. And: Washington state distracted driving law starts July 23. And: Medicaid enrollees largely satisfied with the health care they receive. [280]. And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. [281]. And: Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia. And: Trump-supporting sheriff in Butler County, Ohio (heart of opioid epidemic): My deputies won't use Narcan. [282]. And: Jeff Sessions: Anti-Weed Crusader Received Big Money From Big Tobacco. And: American Media Silent After UN Just Called for Decriminalizing Drug Use Worldwide.
Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes. That makes 6 EU countries. [283]. And: District of Cannabis. It’s summer, and Washington DC smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time. And: Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70. And: Lobbyists Have Pushed for a Big Pharma Monopoly on CBD. And: United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised. [284].

20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. [285]. And: Politifact: Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. June 27, 2017. See article sidebar for many sources. [286][287][288][289][290][291]. And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. [292]. And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. [293]. And: 93% of Patients Prefer Cannabis Over Opioids For Managing Pain, According to New Study. And: Medicaid Could Have Saved $1 Billion If Medical Marijuana Was Legalized nationwide. And: How Big Tobacco-style marketing propels U.S. opioid crisis — and powers $400 billion pharma industry. [294][295][296][297].
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. [298]. And: Catalonia region of Spain legalises marijuana consumption, cultivation, and distribution. And: 43 arrested. Blood on the floor. Protester: Mitch McConnell Thinks Disabled Americans Are ‘Better Off Dead’. [299][300]. And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. [301]. And: Marijuana legalization doesn't lead to more fatal car crashes. American Journal of Public Health. And: The GOP Health Care Bill Will Doom Millions Of People Struggling With Addiction. And: Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill. Trumpcare 4.0. [302]. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System? [303][304]. And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. [305]. And: Brockton, Massachusetts. Firefighters agree to a drug test policy that excludes pot. And: New Jersey Democrats Begin Push to Legalize Marijuana. And: Oklahoma voters will decide fate of medical marijuana. And: Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana. And: How Swiss Marijuana Reform Will Lead To Full Legalization In Europe.

Jeff Sessions KKK was OK until I learned they smoked pot

Jeff Sessions OK.

Bill Maher on slavery, Jim Crow, and drug war

Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice. And: Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition. [306][307]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [308]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [309]. And: This Arab country is among list of places that smoke most hash. And: Coffee, Cocoa, Cannabis: New Push to Legalize Marijuana Launched in Switzerland. And: Holy Smoke: Israel Begins Decriminalizing Cannabis. [310][311]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [312][313][314][315]. And: Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like. And: "I Was Wrong": Former Judge Treated With Cannabis Oil Regrets Having Sent People to Jail for It. And: Duterte tells troops they can RAPE women in 'joke' as he rallies soldiers battling foreign fighters in ISIS 'invasion' of besieged Philippines city. [316][317][318]
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage. Democratic Party, following Bernie Sanders lead, proposes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage. [319] [320].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [321]. And: Vermont's Republican Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. And: Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. And: Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”. [322][323]. And: California. Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family.
Conservative morons worldwide: British Prime Minister Just Claimed Cannabis Leads To Heroin And Suicide. And: American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. [324]. And: Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalization. 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. [325][326].
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. And: Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana, Jails Her. And: Criminal Charges For Georgia Police Officers punching and kicking handcuffed marijuana user in head. [327][328][329]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [330][331][332][333][334][335][336][337][338]. And: 'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot.

Sao Paulo 2017 May 6 Brazil crowd

Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 6, 2017.

Gigantic rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global Marijuana March. May 6, 2017. Videos [339][340] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [341][342] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [343][344].

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Universal health coverage. Not a radical idea

Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.

Life expectancy versus health expenditure over time. 1970-2014

Life expectancy versus health expenditure. [31].

2017 Global Marijuana March. [345]. And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.

Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician [346]. 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: Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms. And: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition.
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. [347][348][349][350][351]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [352][353]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [354][355]. 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. [356][357][358]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [359]. Among current users: 14% Republican, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [360]. 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.

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. And: The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [361][362][363]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [364][365]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [366]. 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. [367][368]. End drug war with universal healthcare. List of countries with universal health care.

USA versus top ten healthiest countries 3

 Wikipedia country lists: Life expectancy.
 And: Total health expenditure per capita.
 Those numbers will change over time.

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 [369].

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
Murder rate is lower in Canada due to far less handgun ownership.
USA. The highest drug prices in the world

Source. Bernie Sanders.

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

Single-Payer Healthcare. [371]. 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. [372]. 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.
See: More News. And: Cannabis is safer.

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

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See also: detailed 2002 city list, 2002 GMM graphics, and GMM 2002 map.
2002 MMM English

2002 Million Marijuana March.

2002 MMM English 2

2002 Million Marijuana March

Rosario 2002 MMM

Rosario, Argentina. 2002 MMM

199 cities signed up for the Saturday, May 4, 2002 Global Marijuana March.


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  1. Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
  2. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  5. Ashland, Ohio, USA
  6. Athens, Ohio, USA
  7. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  8. Auckland, New Zealand
  9. Augusta, Maine, USA
  10. Austin, Texas, USA
  11. Batesville-Oxford, Mississippi, USA
  12. Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
  13. Berlin, Germany
  14. Bern, Switzerland
  15. Birmingham, UK
  16. Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  17. Bologna, Italy
  18. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  19. Boulder, Colorado, USA
  20. Braunschweig, Germany
  21. Bremen, Germany
  22. Brno, Czech Republic
  23. Brussels, Belgium
  24. Bucharest, Romania
  25. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  26. Buffalo, New York, USA
  27. Burlington, Vermont, USA
  28. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  29. Cape Town, South Africa
  30. Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  31. Charleston, West Virginia, USA
  32. Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
  33. Chicago, Illinois, USA
  34. Chico, California, USA
  35. Christchurch, New Zealand
  36. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  37. Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  38. Cologne, Germany
  39. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  40. Columbus, Ohio, USA
  41. Concord, New Hampshire, USA
  42. Copenhagen, Denmark
  43. Dallas, Texas, USA
  44. Darwin, Australia
  45. Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
  46. Denver, Colorado, USA
  47. Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  48. Detroit, Michigan, USA
  49. Dover, Delaware, USA
  50. Dublin, Ireland
  51. Duesseldorf, Germany
  52. Duisburg, Germany
  53. Dunedin, New Zealand
  54. Durban, South Africa
  55. Eaton, Maine, USA
  56. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  57. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  58. Ellwangen, Germany
  59. Eugene, Oregon, USA
  60. Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
  61. Feldkirch, Austria
  62. Flensburg, Germany
  63. Flint, Michigan, USA
  64. Frankenthal, Germany
  65. Freiburg, Germany
  66. Fresno, California, USA
  67. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  68. Garberville, California, USA
  69. Geneva, Switzerland
  70. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  71. Hamburg, Germany
  72. Hamilton, New Zealand
  73. Helsinki, Finland
  74. Hilo, Hawaii, USA
  75. Homer, Alaska, USA
  76. Houston, Texas, USA
  77. Hull, England, UK
  78. Huntsville, Alabama, USA
  79. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  80. Ithaca, New York, USA
  81. Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  82. Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
  83. Jerusalem, Israel
  84. Johannesburg, South Africa
  85. Juneau, Alaska, USA
  86. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
  87. Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  88. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  89. Kent, Ohio, USA
  90. Krakow, Poland
  91. Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
  92. Lansing, Michigan, USA
  93. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  94. Leadville, Colorado, USA
  95. Leipzig, Germany
  96. Lille, France
  97. Limburg, Germany
  98. Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  99. Liverpool, England, UK
  100. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  101. London, England, UK
  102. Los Angeles, California, USA
  103. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  104. Lyon, France
  105. Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  106. Manchester, England, UK
  107. Marburg, Germany
  108. Marseille, France
  109. Melbourne, Florida, USA
  110. Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  111. Mexico City, Mexico
  112. Miami, Florida, USA
  113. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  114. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  115. Missoula, Montana, USA
  116. Montpelier, Vermont, USA
  117. Montpellier, France
  118. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  119. Moscow, Russia
  120. Munich, Germany
  121. Nantes, France
  122. Napa, California, USA
  123. Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  124. New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  125. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  126. New Paltz, New York, USA
  127. New York City, New York, USA
  128. Newark, Delaware, USA
  129. Nimbin, Australia
  130. Normal, Illinois, USA
  131. Nuernberg, Germany
  132. Oberlin, Ohio, USA
  133. Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  134. Oslo, Norway
  135. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  136. Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  137. Palm Springs, California, USA
  138. Paradise, California, USA
  139. Paris, France
  140. Patterson, California, USA
  141. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  142. Pilsen (or Plzen), Czech Republic
  143. Pordenone, Italy
  144. Portland, Oregon, USA
  145. Prague, Czech Republic
  146. Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  147. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA
  148. Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
  149. Recklinghausen, Germany
  150. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  151. Rennes, France
  152. Reno, Nevada, USA
  153. Richmond, Virginia, USA
  154. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  155. Rome, Italy
  156. Rosario, Argentina
  157. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  158. San Diego, California, USA
  159. San Francisco, California, USA
  160. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  161. San Luis Obispo, California, USA
  162. San Marcos, Texas, USA
  163. Santa Cruz, California, USA
  164. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  165. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  166. Sofia, Bulgaria
  167. Soltau, Germany
  168. Stafford, England, UK
  169. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  170. Stockton, California, USA
  171. Stuttgart, Germany
  172. Tallahassee, Florida, USA
  173. Tampa, Florida, USA
  174. Taos, New Mexico, USA
  175. Tel Aviv, Israel
  176. Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  177. Tokyo, Japan
  178. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  179. Traverse City, Michigan, USA
  180. Trondheim, Norway
  181. Tucson, Arizona, USA
  182. Turku, Finland
  183. Ukiah, California, USA
  184. Upper Lake, California, USA
  185. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  186. Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
  187. Vermilion, Ohio, USA
  188. Vienna, Austria
  189. Vilnius, Lithuania
  190. Walton, Kansas, USA
  191. Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  192. Wellington, New Zealand
  193. Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
  194. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
  195. Wolfenbuttel, Germany
  196. Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  197. Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
  198. Zagreb, Croatia
  199. Zurich, Switzerland

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