Join Us, May 6th 2017...
...As we march down the streets of New York city supporting our demands in solidarity:
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This event was started back in the early 70's by Drug Policy advocate, Dana Beal, through his organization, Cures not Wars. Always focused on cannabis and drug policy, and always taking place the first Saturday of May but has gone by many names: Fifth Ave Pot Parade, Jay Day, Cannabis March, The Yippie Parade and more....
In 1999, this Yippie NYC tradition went Global under the new goal & moniker: The Million Marijuana March, but as that was quickly exceeded with over 500 cities in dozens of countries participating the first year, it blossomed into a huge grassroots global movement: The Global Marijuana March (GMM), with reportedly over 800 cites in 2016.
(First Saturday of May.)
The Parade assembly will start promptly, with some speakers to rally up the crowd.
The Parade will step off and march down Broadway towards Union Sq. The route takes 30 minutes to complete.
The rally will consist of a mix of activism, speakers and entertainment for four hours in Union Sq.
NYC, once labeled the "Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World" under the Bloomberg administration, hasn't fared much better with his predecessor, including a 10% jump last year alone.
With states across the nation passing laws to tax and regulate cannabis alike alcohol, this is an opportunity for New Yorker to step up and let their voices be herd.
In connection with the Global Marijuana March, we also want to raise awareness on the harm the War on Drugs has had across the globe, not just Cannabis Prohibition alone.
We fully support ending the prohibition on all illicit substances.
The Global Marijuana March