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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."
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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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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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2013 Edit

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

Toronto: Nieve tel 416 367-3459 info(at)cannabisweek.ca http://www.TorontoFreedomFestival.com Toronto Global Marijuana March Group PO Box 47023, STN 425, 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1 Noon to 6 PM, Queens Park.

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

Toronto: Nieve tel 416 367-3459 info(at) cannabisweek.ca http://www.TorontoFreedomFestival.com

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Last Year the press reported 12,000. This Year CTV reported 20,000, and CITY TV mentioned doubled attendance than last year, while re-reporting the 12,000 estimate. So 20-25 thousand. Seems about right. However, there will be those who are sure there were 30-40 thousand, and at certain points the crown could have swelled to those levels.
Marc Emery's Toronto estimates:
My view, by the military statue, for Toronto was 6,000 - 8,000 at any one time at Queen's Park, 7,000 or so in the march, and possibly 20,000 over the course of 5 hours.
Marijuana March Toronto 2007 CITY News Report01:29

Marijuana March Toronto 2007 CITY News Report


Global Marijuana March 2007 in Toronto. Youtube link.

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See Global Marijuana March 2006 map.
  • Report (from old GMM site):

This was year was the 8th annual event for the global marijuana march in Toronto. It has always been peaceful without any arrests. This year we attracted over !!!25,000 people!!!. There were plain clothed police making sure no one was trafficking, and uniformed police simply kept the peace and were courteous and professional. There were no arrests (again) and there were no incidences of violence (again).

The event was billed as a cultural event and everyone had lots of fun with 2 stages, 25 musicians, belly dancer, fire spinners, djembi drummers and only a handful of security guards. There were over 30 booths (stations) from various sponsors across Canada. The hot dog vendor and pizza guy sold out of food.

The organizers this year formed a not-for-profit organization and they worked very successfully with all municipal officials and vendors. The parade through downtown Toronto was about 10,000 people strong, which only gave the marchers a very bad case of the munchies.

Next year can only be bigger - we invite all cities to network with Toronto's event to produce a truly globalizing event.

Where can I find pot ? ( documentary )08:00

Where can I find pot ? ( documentary )

May 6, 2006 Global Marijuana March. Toronto. Youtube link.
File:Million Marijuana March May 6, 2006 Global Marijuana March. Toronto. Metacafe link.
Marijuana - Richie Spice(5th Element Riddim) + LYRICS 2011 Toronto MARIJUANA MARCH05:02

Marijuana - Richie Spice(5th Element Riddim) + LYRICS 2011 Toronto MARIJUANA MARCH

Toronto May 6, 2006. Global Marijuana March. Music, photo, and flyer. Photo is from 2006 march photo collection. Song is Marijuana (Fifth Element Riddim) by Richie Spice. YouTube link.

Go to YouTube page. It has song lyrics (click "more info" link on the right). From 50 seconds into the song (repeats at 2 minutes 35 seconds into the song):

"... it's di king of di forest babylon they don like it
they chop it up they heap it up an den dem destroy it
they stick you up they lock you up they take it for a crime
when it's the healin of the nation
bet you neva know
healin of the nation
why? ..."

2005 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].

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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. [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.

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Portuguese drug decriminalization Edit

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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:
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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..
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