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Associated Press: Under Clinton's healthcare plan 9 million more people would be covered. Trump's plan would lose 20 million. And: Canadian single payer healthcare cost is one half of U.S. cost per person. And: Republicans for Single-Payer.>> Still true.>> Cannabis is safer and cheaper. And: No medical debt in countries with single-payer. And: Inside big pharma's fight to block recreational marijuana.
Make America Grope Again

Running list. [24].

2016 marijuana map of USA before election

2016 election.

Vote cannabis

Cannabis is safer.

And: Republican Doctors Less Likely to Recommend Medical Marijuana. And: Wages, weed and wind divide Vermont candidates. And: Turkey legalizes cannabis production in 19 provinces. [108].

Running List Of Women Who’ve Accused Trump Of Sexual Assault. 2.3.

Marijuana Legalization Brings Massive Drop In Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use Or Traffic Fatalities. And: Where is marijuana legalized? Map of U.S. marijuana laws by state. Upcoming votes too. [109]. And: East Lansing, Michigan OKs pot smoking, possession of small quantities. And: Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined.

Robert De Niro Unloads On Donald Trump With (Almost) Every Insult Under The Sun. 2. Trump Denied Ever Sexually Abusing Anyone. Plenty Of Women Say Otherwise.

Marijuana on ballot in 2016. And: Register and VOTE!

Trump tax plan good for the rich, explodes US debt. And: True: Trump’s plan would significantly raise taxes on middle class. 234. And: 3.5 million jobs would disappear under Trump tax plan. Clinton plan would create 3.2 million.

Minimum wage on the ballot - Ballotpedia. And: These states will vote on increasing the minimum wage. And: Remember How Republicans Like Trump Said Minimum Wage Increases Hurt The Economy And Cost Jobs? They're wrong. Trump video: "I would not raise the minimum wage." Flip flops. And: Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country. [110].

Government Health Plans Spent Over $1 Billion on EpiPens Over 5 Years. And: Senate bill: Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act. Much cheaper under single-payer healthcare.

Maine Republican: Don’t Raise Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Drugs.

Republicans in Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All. And: Great video. Lives are being destroyed by the war on drugs. Democrat Gavin Newsom. And: Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too). And: Gary Johnson opposes the federal minimum wage. As governor he vetoed an increase. And: Colorado. Vote “yes": Opposition to minimum-wage increase is stuck in the past. </div>

Des Moines 2013 GMM Iowa

2013 Global Marijuana March.

Des Moines 2012 GMM Iowa

2012 GMM.

Des Moines 2011 GMM Iowa

2011 GMM.

Des Moines 2010 Iowa GMM

2010 GMM.

Des Moines 2010 GMM Iowa 2

2010 GMM.

Des Moines 2008 GMM

2008 GMM.

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Search for marijuana march videos. And more.
2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos. Facebook

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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. 872 different cities have signed up from 80 different nations since 1999.

2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos. Facebook
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2013 Edit

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See 2013 Global Marijuana March map.


2012 Edit

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See 2012 Global Marijuana March map.


2011 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2011 map.


2010 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2010 map.

May 1, 2010 Iowa state capitol (west steps).

High noon to 2 PM.

Live bands to follow. Birdland Park 3 PM .

Wikipedia: Iowa State Capitol

2009 Edit

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See GMM 2009, and archive, 2.


Des Moines: Terry Mitchell (515) 789-4442; 608 Dallas St., Dexter, Iowa 50070 or Iowa NORML, PO Box 2144, Davenport, IA 52809. 250 in '07! Noon W. Capitol Steps.

2008 Edit

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See 2008 GMM, and archive, 2.

GMM. May 3:

Iowa marijuana March 2008. Reschedule, relegalize, end incarceration. Iowa State Capitol. 12-4 PM (west grounds). Birdland Park (north) 2PM-sundown. (March from Capitol at 3pm to Birdland Park). Live music featuring Johnny Reeferseed and the Highrollers and more. More to follow!!!!!!!!!

Des Moines: Terry Mitchell (515) 789-4442; 608 Dallas St., Dexter, Iowa 50070 or Iowa NORML, PO Box 2144, Davenport, IA 52809. 250 in '07! Noon W. Capitol Steps.


Report (from old GMM site): The weather called for rain, but instead it was sunny with high winds. We had the usual 100 or so gather at the State Capitol; passed a lot of literature, and heard from 4 speakers, James Getman (Iowa NORML), Reverend Ray Green (Iowa Compassionate Consultants Awareness Network), Terry Mitchell Cures Not Wars), and Jamie Grimm (Johnny Reefersed and the High Rollers). The high winds was making everyone chill so we all moved to Birdland Park for music in the pavilion. Things got a little smoky there, otherwise no trouble from law enforcement. At the Capitol, I showed the Iowa State Policeman my wood pipe and tobacco to avoid a closer inspection, like what happened last year. The good news is that the Ron Paul Revolution is strong in Iowa, and the Iowa Democrats still support cannabis law reform. The bad news is that the elected officials are not moving forward with the wishes of the voters. Overall a good time as usual.

2005 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2005 map.
  • Report (from old GMM site):

We had a good event as usual, about 60 to 70 in attendance. No extra law enforcement, just the regular Capitol cop driving around. Terry Mitchell, Carl Olsen, and myself did most of the speaking. A few volunteers shared their stories. Terry raffled off a DVD of Grass the Movie, and two cannabis logo potato sacks.

James Getman


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Cannabis is safer Edit

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See longer article: Cannabis is safer.

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. [118][119][120].

U.S. incarceration timeline 4

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

Obama alone can not reschedule it Edit

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See main article: Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana.

Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [124] [125][126][127]. 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.

Pot Matters: For Legalization, Set Your Sights on the Senate. 23 Mar 2016. By Jon Gettman. "it will be helpful, and indeed crucial, for advancing legalization for Democrats to take control of the Senate."

2016 election and marches Edit

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See public opinion polls over time about cannabis.

2016 Global Marijuana March and 420 events. Public opinion wins elections. So get out and march!

Register and vote for cannabis in 2016.
Republicans are busy filing retrograde drug bills across the land. Republicans want to put a conservative drug warrior on the Supreme Court to replace Antonin Scalia, and to reinvigorate their drug war. Supreme Court rejects conservative challenge to Colorado marijuana law from Republican states. 2.

USA Today: 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana. Republican states across the nation.

Marijuana in the South: A State-by-State Guide. Republicans created a THC-free south.

Drug-war mass incarceration Edit

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America&#039;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 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.
Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization. On ballot in 2016: ColoradoCare. 2. It would cover all residents and cost less than the current system. One primary payer, and no deductibles and no co-pays. 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. 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. [128]. 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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