On Saturday May 2, 2015
LIBERATE NEW YORK CITY
Go into the street and demand a legal market for cannabis in New York City and an end to the use of drug law as a tool for social control and mass incarceration.
11:00 a.m. – Assemble for the parade on Broadway between West 31st & 32nd Streets.
12:30 p.m. - Parade steps off and heads down Broadway to Union Square in support of cannabis legalization, a free society, human rights, and planetary survival.
1:00-5:00 p.m. – Gather in Union Square, South Plaza, for music, performances, information and advocacy.
Additional speakers, entertainers and special guests to be announced
The whole world is waking up from the nightmare of decades of cannabis prohibition, a policy based on straight-up racism, a tool of social control that criminalizes millions of people for no reason, deprives people of their right to grow their own medicine and their choice as to how to heal themselves and consolidates power in toxic industries. All around us the walls are falling but New York remains stuck in the past, with high rates of arrests for personal possession and a new medical cannabis law so limited that it’s useless. There is a real possibility to make full legalization happen in New York this year…if the people demand it from their government.