Oppurtunities for Activism
Support the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act!
Some of you might not know that right now, there is legislation pending in Albany that would LEGALIZE cannabis – cultivation, sale and use for all adults over 21– in New York!
The bill is called the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act”, activists call it the “MRTA”. You can find the text of the MRTA here. The MRTA follows the basic premise of treating cannabis like alcohol: you would be able to buy it in a store and take it home or you could buy it in a “cannabis café” and smoke it there, like in Amsterdam.
If you’re eighteen or over you can grow up to six plants, three of which can be mature. The MRTA would start the process of vacating some convictions for cannabis possession and allow people to apply for re-sentencing for some drug felonies.
Support your local advocacy organizations!
Aside from supporting positive policy change, the NYC Cannabis Parade along with the Global Marijuana March's main goal is to foster community involvement at a local micro level. The event is a prime time for the community to get involved with the various groups that support our causes.
During our event, at Union Square, you will be able to talk to some of the local advocacy organizations who will be setting up tables on the north side of the south plaza by the George Washington Statute. Groups like NORML, SSDP, CCA and others will be on hand to answer your questions and help you become involved with their organizations.