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Cannabis is safer.

A Day in the New Life of an Injured, Marijuana-Smoking Army Veteran. Time. And: 5 Olympians Who Smoke Weed & Win Gold. More THC allowed in blood tests.

1,800 People killed since May 10, 2016 in the Philippines’ War on Drugs. Time. 2.3.

Philippines President Duterte insults UN, and threatens to leave UN over criticism of his brutal drug war, and extrajudicial death squad killings of alleged drug users or dealers. [95][96]. See maps, charts, lists of dead.

Republican Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world.
Country Life
expectancy
Under-five infant
mortality rate
per
1000 live births
Per capita
expenditure on
health (USD)
% of health
costs paid
by government
Australia 81.4 4.2 3,137 67.7
Canada 81.3 4.5 3,895 69.8
France 81.0 4.0 3,601 79.0
Germany 79.8 3.8 3,588 76.9
Japan 82.6 2.6 2,581 81.3
Sweden 81.0 2.5 3,323 81.7
UK 81 4.8 2,992 81.7
US 78.1 6.9 7,290 45.4

See: Canadian single-payer healthcare and Portuguese decriminalization. Above chart is derived from Wikipedia: Health care in Canada. And: Single Payer. Developed world paying half of what USA spends on healthcare. And: Kentucky's Republican governor wants to eliminate health insurance for over 400,000. Like the rest of the Republican South. In contrast: Patients can grow their own medical pot in Canada under new rules. [97][98]. And: Marijuana Growers' Fair Opens in Oregon. First time at a state fair.

The VA: Another reason for single payer. Physicians for a National Health Program. And: New Jersey veterans fight to use medical marijuana for PTSD.

Justice Department blasts ‘unconstitutional’ fixed bail schedules. Keeps poor people accused of minor crimes in jail. And: Sanders Says DOJ Ban on Private Prisons Doesn't Go Far Enough. And: DEA Stops Calling Marijuana One Of The 'Most Dangerous Drugs'.

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."
Reagonomics. Give rich people money

Republican leaders losing war to impoverish, enslave, and disempower the poor. Nation’s first memorial to commemorate victims of lynching and mass incarceration. [99]. Republican state senator opposes "more race talk". And: Republican Chris Christie Vetoes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Again. But 5 other states have it. And: 86% of eligible Coloradans are registered to vote. Text voter registration, too.

Sanders Condemns Obscene Levels of Inequality Documented in New CBO Report. And: Judge rules in favor of minimum wage. And: Baltimore votes for $15 minimum wage by 2022. And: Trumponomics: Off-The-Shelf, Warmed-Over Trickle-Down Policies. Newsweek. And: 5 States Voting on Recreational Marijuana This Election.. 2..3.4.. - Register, VOTE!

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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. 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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See Global Marijuana March 2010 map.

Thunder Bay: Doug Thompson thomsgirlbrowneyes(at)hotmail.com 807-475-7436 General Delivery, Nolalu, Ontario POT 2K0, Canada May 1.

DIRECTIONS: MARCH + HACKY SACK COMPETITIONS + LOCAL ARTISTS


Stop the lies! End the prison state! Stop all cannabis arrests! Heal the sick! Release the Medicine! Cures not wars!


Thunder Bay, it's time to come together and show your support for cannabis and hemp on May 1, 2010 at 2:00pm (earlier event time) to 9:30pm! Meet at Waverly Park join in the rally!


The celebrations are all *free* and will feature LIVE MUSIC & COVER SONGS from:


Leo B Dope The Other Colour The Empire Strikes Back D.E.A.D. Black Sabbath Alaska Army Band The Dweezils The Auditor General Webster Death GFresh, the DJ for the day!


..AND special guest hacky sack freestyle judges NORRIS!


Stop by the Green Scene booth and pick up tickets that will save you $1 off the cover price for the NORRIS "NO MONEY NO ALBUM" CD FUNDRAISER down the street at 9:30pm at the Black Pirates Pub! A great way to keep the good times rolling.


PLUS EVEN MORE:


Free BBQ Petition Signing Cannabis & Hemp Museum Live Music *ANNOUNCING 10+ ACTS SOON* 4:20 DJ Countdown Local Artists Displays Family Play Zone


AND PROUDLY INTRODUCING..


Thunder Bay's First Hacky Sack Competiton! With special guest judges NORRIS! Titles and prizes to be won for... "Elimination": Think you can survive? "Longest Hack": Can you hack the longest? "Best Freestyle": Got the best tricks for NORRIS?

Hacky Sack Rules for Global Marijuana March Rally Waverly Park , May 1, 2010

1. “PIG” Elimination: Players stand in a circle, and the hacky sack is kicked, if you miss the sack (other than on a serve to someone else) you are out after 3 misses or 1. “P”, 2. “I”, 3. “G”. If the sack hits the middle or "no mans land" nobody is out. When there are 2 people left, the first person to get eliminated holds the sack, both players touch it, and the sack is thrown up. After throwing up, whoever misses the sack first/hits a bad hit is out.

2. Longest Hack: Players will be timed and whoever hacks for the longest before losing control and dropping hack will win a sweet prize!

3. Best Freestyle: Competitors have 90 seconds - 2 minutes to impress special guest judges NORRIS! These rules are loosely guided by the International Footbag Advisory Board and will help competitors prepare for their freestyle hack. Competitors will be judged on four criteria: 1.Presentation: Music & Movement (timing of moves to music and rhythm), Travel (use of area), Form (confidence), Linking (linking moves to create combinations), Personality & Originality (appeal of the player to the audience, artistic impression) 2.Composition: Different types of movies and how many successful technical moves. 3.Difficulty: The amount of technical difficulty and the amount of risk involved. 4.Execution: The technical execution of the routine in regards to a) drops (total loss of control) b) control (ability of player to control hacky sack) and c) form (manner and quality of execution).

  • Freestyle Routine Music: Send routine music in MP3 format to greensceneproductions@gmail.com or bring a cd to the event. You can also hack to the music that will be playing at the event too.

Attention NORRIS FANS who attend the Global Hemp March will get $1 off the entry price into the NORRIS cd fundraiser show which is happening after the event.
http://www.tbshows.com/shows/2010-05-01/the_norris_no_money_no_album_cd_fundraiser/posters/


To volunteer or join Green Scene e-mail: greensceneproductions@gmail.com

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Cannabis is safer 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. [107][108][109].

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. [113] [114][115][116].

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. [117]. 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..
Colorado birth control
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