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See 2014, 2015 Global Cannabis March. Crowd photos.
Tacoma Washington 2011 Initiative No. 1 election results

Tacoma Washington 2011 Initiative No. 1 election results

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Global Marijuana March (GMM) 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. 848 different cities have signed up from 76 different nations since 1999.

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2011 Edit

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See Global Marijuana March 2011 map.

Initiative One, November 8:

"The ballot measure directs police and prosecutors to make 'marijuana or cannabis offenses … the lowest enforcement priority of the City of Tacoma.' After final ballot tallies Tuesday night, I-1 was coasting to approval, winning close to 65 percent of the vote. ... Supporters point to Seattle when contending Tacoma can de-emphasize enforcement of marijuana offenses even more than they do now. Since City Attorney Pete Holmes took office in 2010, pot prosecutions have dropped from 90 cases in 2009 to just one over the past 23 months. Tacoma prosecuted 463 marijuana cases in 2010 and 159 so far in 2011."

Tacoma Hempfest, June 25:

GMM, May 7:

  • The 2011 Tacoma Global Marijuana March will begin at noon on May 7, at Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma. We will march down the sidewalk on Pacific Ave, to 21st, looping back around in front of the Federal Courthouse at Union Station, and returning to Tollefson Plaza. Contact tacomahempfest(at)gmail.com for more information or to volunteer. thank you!
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Tacoma Marijuana March 2011


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2009 Edit

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

Tacoma: Aron Khenderson(at)harbornet.com 253-678-6635. March from Courthouse, high noon

2008 Edit

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

Tacoma: Aron Khenderson(at)harbornet.com 253-678-6635. March from Courthouse, high noon

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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 marijuana legalization. [168]. "My suspicion is that you’re gonna see other states start looking at this". The Washington Post. Jan. 22, 2015. Obama also said: "Last year you had the first time in 40 years where the crime rate and the incarceration rate went down at the same time."
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Obama helping turn around the Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, and mass incarceration.

Reagan's war on cannabis Edit

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

Drug war + Trickle-down Reaganomics, = mass incarceration and mass control.
Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech [171]: "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.

Cost of drug warEdit

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See article: Cost of U.S. drug war. See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. See also: Drug war charts and maps. See: cannabis arrests.
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.

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