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Republican governor again rejects vets, PTSD, and new medical marijuana conditions. [139].

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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Cannabis is Safer.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Republican Veto of Marijuana Paraphernalia Decriminalization. [140]. Existing pot decrim meant a fine for possession, but jailed for the joint paper or baggie.

Average total healthcare spending (public and private) per person for various developed nations

Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. [4][5]

An economist says Bernie's universal healthcare would save $6 trillion over 10 years. 2. A Chicago Tribune healthcare article: In Europe, Sanders would be center-right. See also: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization.. And: Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All. 2.3. And: President of Physicians for a National Health Program: Single-Payer is The Only System that can Achieve Universal Health Care.

Oklahoma, Nebraska Republicans again suing Colorado over marijuana in Supreme Court [141]. And: Democrat governor of Pennsylvania makes medical marijuana a top priority.

Vermont may be the first state to legalize recreational cannabis via the legislature. Vermont has Democrat governor and legislature [142][143][144][145].

Marijuana in the South: A State-by-State Guide. Republicans created a THC-free south. USA Today: 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana. Republican states across the nation.
Moscow 2007 GMM

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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. 865 different cities have signed up from 78 different nations since 1999.

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GMM, May 7:

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Please support Serzh Konstantinov, Russia. Global Marijuana March organizer:

2008 Edit

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

GMM, May 3:

  • Serge Konstantinov ussserge(at)gmail.com +7926-229-98-30 Dmitry Goldyz rastovd(at)gmail.com +7905-575-63-31 Maria Smirnova +7926-248-69-38 http://www.legaliz.info Cannabis Walk near the fountain "Druzhba Narodov" (Friendship of Nations)..
We invite all not indifferent people to the "Friendship of Nations" to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre [146] on May, 3rd, at 15:00. Thematic clothes, excellent mood and musical instruments are welcome. Please, go without direct political propaganda.
The fountain "Friendship of The Nations" [147] has been erected in 1954. In the center of a circle consisting of 16 female figures, that are personifying Republics of USSR – a sheaf made of inflorescences of sunflower, ears of wheat and hemp leaves. In 1961 USSR ratifies the prohibition Convention of the UN "On Narcotic Drugs" [148]. According to it, Cannabis is a dangerous drug, which should be destroyed everywhere. Domestic hemp cultivating has fallen into decay, and it can’t recover from this impact till now. We insist on necessity to return former value to the fountain, and we demand to eliminate prohibitive restrictions on hemp cultivation – the leader of Soviet agriculture. For this purpose we gather by the fountain on May, 3rd. Without politics.
Organizing committee of the Cannabis Legalize League

2007 Edit

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Repression of a Moscow cannabis website (legaliz.info). See report.

GMM. May 5, 2007:

May 5, 2007 video of GMM 2007 aftermath in Moscow. Youtube link.

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Some GMM 2007 flyers:

Some more GMM 2007 flyers below. The flyers are found on this page too:

English translations of the info on the flyers are from Maria Smirnova. Click on the flyers for the translations.

2006 Edit

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There were no arrests in 2006 at the Moscow Global Marijuana March. The disorders announced beforehand by nationalists on the Internet did not take place at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. The cannabis walk, which was organized by Cannabis Legalize League instead of the march prohibited by the Moscow authorities, went off calmly. There were no incidents first of all because of the work of Moscow police which was well prepared for them. At 5 pm about 200 people gathered at the fountain "Friendship of peoples" behind the lens of numerous cameras and under protection of police and OMON. Many of them were dressed in colorful clothes with symbols of the prohibited plant. Cannabis walkers were communicating, singing, playing the drums, some of them were publicly smoking cannabis. A group of several dozen of young men, led by the deputy of the State Duma from LDPR party Nikolay Kurjanovich, could only throw up their hands and scan several times: "Drug users! Get out of Russia!" and "The Christ has revived! " The improvised political debates on the policy in the sphere of drugs, which took place between the deputy Kurjanovich and the secretary of "Russian Radicals" movement Nikolay Khramov near the same fountain behind the cameras, aroused a special interest of press, cannabis walkers and their opponents.

An Interfax article:
Apr 27 2006 1:07PM.
Attempts to hold pro-marijuana march are provocative - drug service.
MOSCOW. April 27 (Interfax) - Attempts by supporters of the legalization of marijuana to hold a march in Moscow in early May are a provocative act, head of the Federal Drug Control service's interdepartmental affairs and information department Lt. Gen. Alexander Mikhailov told Interfax on Thursday. "Russia is growing hemp for economic needs. The produce is limited to economic needs and everything else is the work of the devil. Legalizing the plant as a narcotic drug is out of the question. The issue should not even be discussed," Mikhailov said. Supporters of the legalization of marijuana have asked the Moscow administration for authorization to hold a march in early May. Similar requests were made in previous years, but all of them were turned down.

Reports, media: Всемирный Конопляный Марш 2006 в Москве | Лига Легализации Конопли / Cannabis Legalize League. Google translation:

2005 Edit

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GMM. May 7, 2005:

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  • user.it-orbita.ru/~4may Archived here. Google translation:

2004 Edit

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GMM-MMM:

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2003 Edit

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See GMM 2003 and MillionMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.

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From Moscow, the Moscow team wrote to say that their MMM was held on Sunday, May 4 as a Smoke-In for Human Rights. At noon, about 20 activists gathered on Pushkin Square in the center of the Russian capital, where they smoked up while posting stickers and distributing a petition to legalize marijuana and the MOZG harm-reduction magazine. Members of the reggae band Jah Division were in attendance, and passersby joined the festivities as well to listen to what was being said.
“At one point, Dima, an activist, was passing out literature and asked to leave his spot, an underpass, by a policeman. He refused and the policeman was joined by others until there were eight cops to the one activist. ‘Then we explained to them that legalization meant state production and supply of drugs, therefore controlling the drug trade. They understood it the way cops would we able to open their own shops and sell drugs, which actually cheered them up. But they still thought it unrealistic, so they asked us to leave the underpass, and promised that next year they would smoke with us.’”
"In Moscow, 20 activists came together in Pushkin Square to smoke pot, post stickers, hand out the harm-reduction magazine MOZG, and display a petition to legalize pot. A possibly unpleasant situation involving one activist and eight policemen was diffused when legalization was explained to the cops as something that would be mutually beneficial. The activists were still asked to leave the underpass they were occupying, but not before the police promised to smoke pot with them next year."

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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. [160][161][162].

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 can not reschedule marijuana by himself Edit

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Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [166] [167][168][169].

Drug-war mass incarceration Edit

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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.
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.
See articles: Cannabis prisoners and Drug war cost charts, infographics, and links.

Incarceration rates. Nations, states Edit

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Drug war plus trickle-down economics Edit

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Drug war + Trickle-down Reaganomics, = mass incarceration and mass control.
See article: Trickle-down economics plus drug war.

Reagan's war on cannabis is where the U.S. incarceration nation began.

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 quote at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.

2016 election and marches Edit

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

Register and vote for cannabis in 2016.
Register to vote. Support legislation and ballot initiatives. Vote out most Republicans in 2016.

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

Oklahoma, Nebraska Republicans again suing Colorado over marijuana in Supreme Court. [170].

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

Democrat governor of Pennsylvania makes medical marijuana a top priority.

Vermont may be the first state to legalize recreational cannabis via the legislature. Vermont has Democrat governor and legislature. 1. 2. 3.

Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese drug decriminalization Edit

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See article: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization.

Healthcare cost by nation

An economist says Bernie's universal healthcare would save $6 trillion over 10 years. A Chicago Tribune healthcare article: In Europe, Sanders would be center-right. And: Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All. 2.3.
Average total healthcare spending (public and private) per person for various developed nations

Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. [6][7]

Portugal. Decriminalizing Drugs: When Treatment Replaces Prison. New York Times. Their universal healthcare [171] versus Republican Holy War on Drugs

Cut taxes by ending the drug war, the final "U.S. ground war". Cut Republican big spending: Wars, drug wars, US healthcare costs, and incarceration costs. See: Business people for Single-payer Healthcare. Fed up with uncontrollable costs of U.S. healthcare. Save trillions of dollars.

Canada's new Liberal government repeats promise to legalize marijuana. "Trudeau’s pledge to cut the tax rate for middle-income earners ... paid for by a tax hike on the wealthiest 1%."

Repeal insurance-based Obamacare. Replace with Canadian-style Single-payer Healthcare. 1. Obamacare regulates health insurance companies. Canada has dumped most of those companies. Save trillions of dollars.

ColoradoCare. "Colorado could make history next November by being the first state in the nation to approve a comprehensive single-payer health insurance system. ... This health insurance coverage has no deductibles and no co-pays." 1.2.

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