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When and how did the British monarchy lose actual power? One hopes U.S. presidents also become token figureheads without veto power. George Washington could have been a king, and called "His Highness", but refused. We need more democracy. The majority wants a higher federal minimum wage, legal cannabis, cheaper single-payer healthcare, more taxes on the rich, and less taxes on the middle class and poor.

Debbie Wasserman crowns Queen Hillary King Trump

Marijuana rallies in decriminalized Philadelphia during Democrat Convention. Your rights.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2016 July 25 crowd

Philadelphia. 25 July 2016. [14][15][16].

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says. And: Republicans block it?: Senate Bill Would End Massive Tax Breaks for Private Prisons. [94]. And: Legal medical pot nationwide would save Medicare $468 million. [95].

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling To Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote. Republicans block cannabis/drug felons from voting against drug wars.

Pot activists meet with cops to prep for Democrat Convention. And: Restorative justice. An alternative to mass incarceration. [96]. Versus $31,000 a year for prison. Florida: More high-THC medical marijuana available if 2016 ballot issue passes. And: Police head wants less limits on past marijuana use of police recruits.

Trump family would get $7 billion windfall from his plan to eliminate all estate taxes.
Minimum wage servers for Republican Party
Republican Party. Greed, ground wars, drug wars, and mass incarceration.
Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Will Win Presidential Election: Find Out Why! And: Italian Parliament To Consider Marijuana Legalization. [97]. And: Italian farmers are planting hemp to decontaminate polluted soil. And: Latin American Medical Cannabis Conference in Costa Rica – July 27-29. And: MP to move bill in Indian Parliament to legalize common recreational drugs like pot.
Republican platform opposes increase in federal minimum wage.
Internal squabbling over Trump's proposal for HUGE tax cuts for the rich.
Reagonomics. Give rich people money

Florida police shoot black man with his hands up as he tries to help autistic patient. And: Trump campaign channels Nixon "law-and-order" strategy (and war on drugs?). And: Politifact agrees that Nixon's drug war led to a massive increase in incarceration. See Wikipedia: War on drugs. See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Lancet: Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. And: Pot Vs. Pills: Can Marijuana Help Cure The Opiate Crisis?

Video describes how Portugal's decriminalization and harm reduction reconnects people. 2.. And: Times of London has called for Portugal's decriminalization. 2.
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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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2010 Edit

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New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com http://www.worldwidemarijuanamarch.org Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012. 11 am Mayday Washington Square Park; parade route and destination TBA.

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New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012

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

New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 dana(at)phantom.com http://www.myspace.com/the08march Cures not Wars, 9 Bleecker St, NYC 10012

Global Marijuana March. New York City. May 3, 2008:

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Dana Beal on the Global Marijuana March


Interview with Dana Beal. Preview of Global Marijuana March 2007. Youtube link.

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A group rallied in Lower Manhattan Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. “Cures not Wars” is urging lawmakers to allow hemp to be used with a prescription. “If alcohol is socially acceptable, then I see no reason why marijuana can’t be,” said Audrey Silk, a Libertarian candidate for mayor, who joined the demonstration. “And medical marijuana to me is a total no-brainer. There is no reason to deny people who say it works fot them the ability to use it.” The group is also touting the new drug ibogaine, which it says helps cure addiction. “Basically with every other drug you take for drug addiction, like methadone, when the methadone wears off, you’re back in withdrawal,” said Dana Beal, another protestor. “When the ibogaine wears off there is no withdrawal.” Similar demonstrations took place in nearly 200 cities around the world, including Prague, Kiev and Tel Aviv.

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1998 Million Marijuana March (MMM) on May 2. This was before it went global in 1999.

Video below has clip from the Howard Stern Show on November 19, 1998 - Goofing on the 1998 Million Marijuana March that occurred on May 2, 1998 in New York City. Dana Beal calls in to the show at 9 minutes 9 seconds in. Howard, Dana and the crew also discuss the upcoming 1999 MMM on May 1, 1999, and that it will occur in various cities worldwide. Youtube link.

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1998 Million Marijuana March flyer. Largest version of flyer.

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July 9, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC:

Patti Smith 1976 July 9 Central Park concert with Yippie cannabis flag pin

Patti Smith performing at Central Park concert with Yippie cannabis flag pin.

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New York City 1976 May Day is Jay Day
Saturday, May 1, 1976. New York City. "May Day is Jay Day. Ninth annual Central Park Smoke In and Parade. 1976." Image info.

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The Yippie /Zippie Website!. Quote from article (emphasis added):

"The first Smoke In was held in February 1967 in upstate New York by Michael Aldridge but it did not receive much press attention. In June 1967 Dana Beal and the New York Provos held the second smoke-in in Tompkins Square Park. Due to several arrests this demonstration received considerable press. Beal went underground in January 1968 but the Smoke Ins continued just as they do today as evidenced by the above photo of 10,000 Smoke Inners in Boulder on April 20, 2008."

More info, links, years 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. [105][106][107].

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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.

Obama alone can not reschedule it Edit

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Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [111] [112][113][114].

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'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.

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. 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

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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. [115]. 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..
Colorado birth control
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