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Will Republicans pass it?: Senate Bill Would End Massive Tax Breaks for Private Prison Companies. [86]. And: Legal medical pot nationwide would save Medicare $468 million in drug costs.

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

Pot activists meet with cops to prep for Democrat Convention. And: Restorative justice. An alternative to mass incarceration. [87]. 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 for 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. [88]. 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 marijuana.
Video describes how Portugal's decriminalization and harm reduction reconnects people. 2.. And: Times of London has called for Portugal's decriminalization. 2.
America's mass incarceration

Mass incarceration

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? And: More current & former Canadian cops are using medical marijuana. Veterans too.

Internal squabbling over Trump's proposal for HUGE tax cuts for the rich.
Republican platform opposes increase in federal minimum wage.

After Dems back marijuana rescheduling, Republicans vote against medical pot. [89]

Incarceration rates of blacks whites Hispanics 1960 and 2010. Men

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks.

Canadian Single-Payer Healthcare and Portuguese Decriminalization. Saves trillions of dollars. Obama and Democrat platform want single payer (public option) healthcare 2. Republicans will expand the useless health insurance industry.

Omaha 2012 GMM Nebraska

2012 Global Marijuana March.

Nebraska 2012

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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.

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2013 Edit

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Location: Gene Leahy Mall @ 14th & Farnam Streets

Please join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 12PM-5PM, to protest & rally for the END of the illegal & unconstitutional prohibition of Cannabis and Hemp!

At this Annual event many will or may consume cannabis. Under Nebraska state law possession and use of cannabis is illegal. **

2012 Edit

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See 2012 Global Marijuana March map.

GMM:

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GMM: 7th year!!!

    • DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2012 TIME: 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    • Time

Gene Leahy Mall @ 14th and Farnam, 14th and Farnam, Omaha, NE |}

  • Annual Worldwide / Global Marijuana March for Omaha NE. Join the rest of the world in solidarity to demand the re-legalization of Cannabis and Hemp! CHANGE WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH OUT YOU!

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE WILL COMMENCE IN NEBRASKA!

    • The only way such an event exists is by people like us standing up and speaking our minds, spreading the facts, and doing away with bias nonsense.

Please join the Nebraska Cannabis Coalition May 12th, 2012, Saturday, for the 1PM-5PM, to protest & rally for the END the illegal & unconstitutional prohibition of Cannabis and Hemp!

Time to re-educate!

At this Annual event many will and or may consume cannabis. Under Nebraska state law possession and use of cannabis is illegal. **

The whole purpose of the event is to spread the word that cannabis is harmless and should be legal and allowed to be consumed out in the open, not hidden behind closed doors.

If you choose to possess or consume cannabis, that is your choice.

    • Any illegal activity (cannabis consumption or possession) is not endorsed, and if you chose to partake in any illegal activity, that is your right and sole responsibly. As to date, no issues have arisen at the rally's or celebrations.**

(all events are ages 18+ with out a parent or guardian)

Info:
Sign holdings from 1:00 - 2:30
Public Speeches from 2:00-3:00
March starts at 3:00 - returning to Gene Layhy Mall
Moment of silence for Prisoners and victims of the War on Cannabis 4:19

And a special Thank you to CURES NOT WARS for all the past and future support! http://cures-not-wars.org/wordpress/ |} Also thank you Mrs. Marshall for al your support and you are deeply missed.

GREAT SITE FOR CANNABIS INFO IN NEBRASKA

http://www.makepotlegal555.org/

QUESTIONS? email: NEcannabisCoalition@yahoo.com

2011 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2011 map.

GMM, May 14:

2010 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2010 map.

Omaha: Melanie Marshall 402-415-7373 mmelz5(at)yahoo.com http://www.makepotlegal555.org . 1-5 Gene Leahy Mall (at) 13th and Farnam. Open speeches (at) 2. March to Old Market (at) 3. Drumming circle Signs, snacks and water provided.

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2009 Edit

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

Omaha: Melanie Marshall 402-415-7373 mmelz5(at)yahoo.com http://www.makepotlegal555.org . 1-5 Gene Leahy Mall (at) 13th and Farnam. Open speeches (at) 2. March to Old Market (at) 3. Drumming circle Signs, snacks and water provided.

GMM:

"Omaha's 3rd GMM (Mistakenly called the 2nd march, because there was no marching the first year) May 2nd AND 9th:
both days of cannabis celebration went SUP-HERB-LY! About 400 people got their names on a list to get active in NE, the weather was heaven-sent, and the police were very OK. The march down Howard street got a little difficult when the sidewalk was very full of people so we went into the empty street until we got told not to do that by the police, but still, that went peacefully and we got on our way. This made me visit the police station AGAIN to THANK the police for being so nice on our day there, AND TO ASK ABOUT CLOSING THE STREET NEXT YEAR FOR A REAL MARCH!!! It was all a beautiful time, and it will be a bigger event next year, with tents and tables, just like we should have."

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

Omaha: Melvin Usher melvinusher(at)aol.com (402) 408-9746 . 1 PM to 5 PM Central Park Mall. Live Music. Bands, drumming circle, poetry, costumes.

GMM:

The rally was on Sunday, May 4 and was scheduled to go from 1pm-5pm. As soon as I got to the meeting spot I would say there was roughly thirty-five or more people there, which wasn't as much as I hoped. So I suggested we walk around the park for a bit. When we came back I would estimate there to have been over one hundred people there, and more approaching. Luckily we ran into a lady who seemed to be the one organizing the rally, and she gave us some signs to hold. There people of all sorts honking and giving us thumbs up. It was really enlightening to see people, successful businessmen at that, waving their arms out the window in celebration of the rally. In fact, there was a wedding right down the street and a brand new Cadillac Escalade pulled up to the corner by the rally and a older gentleman actually bought a bandanna from one of the guys protesting, and drove past the police waving it out of the window at him.

Then the march through the businesses downtown began. It was amazing how many people stood up and marched with us weaving a route through downtown. Everyone was pretty cool about us marching and chanting too, some places actually participated and chanted with us. There was only one real problem the whole time. As we crossed a street that had the proper walk signal, a old man in a car with his wife slammed the gas pedal and hit the guy in front of me. Which by the way was at a red light. Thankfully the guy rolled a crossed the hood and was not harmed, but he sure did want to harm the man in the vehicle.

All in all I believe I learned a lot about this culture. Everyone was very chill and did not let hecklers get to them, they just replied back by saying "peace and love" and numerous other phrases supporting peace. It was definitely an experience worth experiencing.

2007 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2007 map.

GMM:

We held the GMM rally in Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday May 5th from 1 PM to 5 PM. A permit was issued (free) for the event. About 70 to 80 people attended. No sign of police or press. We were politely ignored. No arrests or tickets issued. Only 3 old hippies were there (including myself). The crowd was upbeat and cheerful. Enthusiastic about next year. We only had two weeks to plan this (our first time). I was told that other pot related events will be held this year locally. Also a young lady is going to start a NORML chapter here in Omaha. Thanks to everyone involved!

2006 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2006 map.

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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. [97][98][99].

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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Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [103] [104][105][106].

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.

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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. [107]. 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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