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News. - 2018 global events.2018 Facebook events.
See: More news. Archive. News sources. Facebook: Global Marijuana March [24][25][26]. Hashtags: [27][28][29]. Twitter: [30][31][32].

Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage.



A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana. 2. By Danielle Keane, NORML political director. 2016. "Of the 233 Democrats in Congress, 208 members (89.3 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher. Of the 302 Republicans in Congress, 102 members (33.8 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher." For your state see: Congressional Scorecard. NORML. Grading was based upon members' voting records.


Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.3.4.5. It is based on single-payer, universal healthcare. 2. More U.S. Imprisonment Does Not Reduce Drug Problems. And: 39% of Prisoners Should Not Be in Prison.

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Who is to blame for the War on Drugs? Edit

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Some people blame these guys for America's drug problem
Cult of Personality. (2).
by Living Colour. Music video.
Living Colour - Cult Of Personality

Living Colour - Cult Of Personality


Youtube link. See lyrics.

See: Reagan's war on cannabis. And: Holy War on Drugs, Republican-led mass incarceration.

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 Reagan say it at 1 minute 7 seconds into this video clip narrated by Woody Harrelson.

Worthy groups millionaires and others can donate to Edit

California yearly prison cost versus yearly Stanford cost

Bernie Sanders post. See data.

OECD countries. Health spending as share of GDP

Single-Payer in California Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family. May 22, 2017. And: OECD Health Statistics 2015.

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For more possible donations see here (see table of contents there for worthy causes).

PayPal is a simple and safe way to donate. Organizations would be wise to make it possible to donate by PayPal, because many people are uneasy about revealing their debit and credit card numbers, etc.. And they don't want to have to register and fill out forms first. Just enter the dollar amount and click the pay button. Anything else drives busy people with money away. Also, PayPal only reveals one's name and email address when donating. Donors don't feel like they are being data-mined. It would also be wise to tell donors that their name, email address, and other personal info will not be revealed, or passed on, to others without their permission.

Washington state after legalization Edit

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Marijuana. No hangovers, no violence, no carbs

Denver, Colorado. October 2006 billboard. See Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier. May 15, 2013 article by Lindsay Abrams, The Atlantic. See also this chart: Soda versus marijuana. See: Cannabis is safer.

Denver Colorado 2012 April. I prefer marijuana to alcohol

Denver, Colorado. April 2012. See: Cannabis is safer.

Republicans block majority public opinion Edit

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See: Cannabis polls.
See: Cannabis and returning democracy to the USA.

2015 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 events Edit

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Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015 May 2 GMM
Global Marijuana March. 150,000 people marched in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 2, 2015. 19 other cities in Argentina also had events. See article.

New York City 2015 May 2

2 global wars

2015 was the 100th year of U.S. federal narcotic law enforcement. That enforcement began in 1915, within a year of passage of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act in 2014.

Germany's kinder and safer prisons Edit

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Sting on the war on drugs

Sting: Let's End the War on Drugs. 31 March 2010. He is an honorary board member of the Drug Policy Alliance.

Germany has much lower incarceration and murder rates than in the USA.

"Inmates live in rooms and sleep in beds, not on concrete or steel slabs with thin padding. They have privacy—correctional officers knock before entering. Prisoners wear their own clothes, and can decorate their space as they wish. They cook their own meals, are paid more for their work, and have opportunities to visit family, learn skills, and gain education. ... There is little to no violence—including in communal kitchens where there are knives and other potentially dangerous implements. And the maximum time inmates spend in any kind of punitive solitary is eight hours. ... In Germany, prosecutors and judges are not elected. As career civil servants, they are insulated from public opinion."

Finland's open prisons Edit

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"By the end of this period of 'decarceration,' Finland had one of the lowest rates of imprisonment on the continent. Lappi-Seppälä says crime didn’t increase as a result. 'The lesson from Finland was that it was perfectly possible to drop the use of imprisonment [by two-thirds,]' he says, 'and that did not disturb the crime trend development in Finland.' What did work was a gradual reintroduction into normal life, the kind that the open prisons offer. About a third of Finnish inmates are housed in open prison, and Finland’s Criminal Sanctions Agency says inmates who go through open prisons are less likely to be arrested again. The reoffending rate drops almost 20 percent. Open prisons also cost less."

Elections and lobbyists Edit

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Beer, booze, cigarettes, and Big Pharma

Beer, booze, cops, cigarettes, and Big Pharma. [19]

Life for pot Edit

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See main article: USA. Life for pot. See also: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA.
Jeff Mizanskey 2015 Sep 1

Jeff Mizanskey 2015 Sep 1

2014 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 events Edit

Cannabis behind bars. Make it legal

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2013 Global Marijuana March and 4/20 Edit

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Global Marijuana March animated See: The GMMizer, 2013 GMM map, graphics, basic city list, category, Facebook. Add cities: GMM sign up. Wikipedia: Cannabis by country.
Search for marijuana march videos. And more.
2018, 2017, 2016 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos.

Shoulda Robbed a Bank Edit

WWDD. What Would Dude Do

The way of the Dude.

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Drug Sentences Driving Federal Prison Population Growth, Government Report Finds. By Phillip Smith, Sept. 13, 2012. StoptheDrugWar.org - A comment:

What I saw during my 5 years in Federal Prison. by UndertheRadar (not verified), September 20, 2012, 12:33pm. I stayed 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 17 months. One lad was in for armed Post Office robbery with a sawed off shotgun...his stay, 20 months. When I went to the parole board after 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the panel members. Their response, "You must understand that yours was a very serious offense." I laughed about that for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank. When I was in, the entire Federal Prison population was just over 28,000. Drug offenders made up 53% of that number. I see today that population has risen to over 218,000. Prison is big business. It used to be called 'slavery.' Please read Shoulda Robbed a Bank. I need the money... It's available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

Timeline of cannabis Edit

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Map of incarceration rates worldwide Edit

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Prisoner population rate world map

Prisoners per 100,000 population. Gray in the map means no data. See the Commons image page for sources and more info. See List of countries by incarceration rate. See template. Article: Compare incarceration rates.

Nation of guards, prisoners, and Drug War POWs Edit

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  • US prison industry. New form of slavery
  • War on drugs cannon

Mexico-USA. Caravan for Peace 2012. Aug 12 to Sept 12 Edit

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"This summer, victims of the drug war in Mexico will travel across the United States. We will promote peace with justice and dignity on both sides of the border."

Never-ending war, PTSD, veterans, medical marijuana Edit

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See main article: Posttraumatic stress and cannabis.

1917. Shell shock during World War I

Australian Advanced Dressing Station near Ypres, Belgium in 1917. The wounded soldier in the lower left of the photograph has the "thousand-yard stare" indicative of shell shock.

PTSD proposed for Oregon medical marijuana list. August 26, 2012. San Francisco Chronicle.

  • 45% Of Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Disability. May 28, 2012. Associated Press (AP). By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer. From the article: "The average wait to get a new one processed grows longer each month and is now about eight months. ... Harvard economist Linda Bilmes. She estimates the health care and disability costs of the recent wars at $600 billion to $900 billion."
  • The Three Trillion Dollar War - Wikipedia article about the book.

David Duchovny on cannabis legalization Edit

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David Duchovny on cannabis legalization

Exclusive: David Duchovny Talks Goats, Marijuana Legalization. Shockya.com. August 15, 2012 article. See article for full quote. Wikipedia: David Duchovny.

Robots of Brixton get baked at 1 minute 43 seconds in. Check out the hookah. Youtube link. [192].

Cannabis is more interesting than alcohol Edit

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Click the images to enlarge them, and for more info.

Listen: PsySrek Mix - Million Marijuana March 2010 ;-') by Legalize Cannabis. "This mix have been played at the 'Million Marijuana March', world manifestation to legalize cannabis, in Paris (place de la Bastille - 08/05/2010)." (May 8, 2010). See PsySrek banner. More download sources: with playlist [194][195].

Seshat rising Edit

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Carl Sagan on cannabis

Carl Sagan in anonymous essay in 1971 book Marihuana Reconsidered by Lester Grinspoon. See Wikipedia: Carl Sagan#Personal life and beliefs. [20][21][22][23].

2012 Global Marijuana March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Edit

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From Facebook photo page for photo below:
"Only 5 of us in Malaysia. It's not the number that counts, it's the determination that matters."
2012 Global Marijuana March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur 2012 GMM Malaysia

For larger version of the photo and more info go here and to the template.

Pat Robertson advocates making marijuana legal Edit

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Wikipedia: Pat Robertson. "Pot" Robertson. :)

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