RESIST PROHIBITION, REALIZE, LEGALIZE NYC Cannabis Parade & Founding Chapter of the Global Marijuana March Leads Worldwide Day of Advocacy and Entertainment

RESIST PROHIBITION, REALIZE, LEGALIZE  NYC Cannabis Parade & Founding Chapter of the Global Marijuana March Leads Worldwide Day of Advocacy and Entertainment

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NYC Cannabis Parade & Founding Chapter of the Global Marijuana March Leads Worldwide Day of Advocacy and Entertainment

(NEW YORK, NY) – The Global Marijuana March (GMM)—born in New York City as the first annual pro-cannabis event and since expanded to hundreds of different cities in dozens of countries worldwide since 1999—happens here as the NYC Cannabis Parade on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

With a majority of all Americans now in favor of some form of legalized cannabis use, the NYC Cannabis Parade is an opportunity for New Yorkers to demand their voices be heard. The NYC Cannabis Parade and its supporters will gather in Midtown and walk, chant, sing and march down to Union Square for a day of activism, celebration and entertainment. The Parade assembly will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of West 31st and Broadway, with speakers and an MC, before beginning its march down Broadway towards Union Square at 12:30 p.m. The rally at Union Square’s South Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will consist of a mix of activism, speakers, music and other entertainment.

NEW YORKERS MARCH TO DEMAND A LEGAL CANNABIS MARKET FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULT USE NOW

Annual New York City Cannabis Parade, Saturday May 7th, 2016

NEW YORKERS MARCH TO DEMAND A LEGAL CANNABIS MARKET FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULT USE NOW

Social justice advocates and ordinary New Yorkers will march from midtown Manhattan down Broadway to Union Square demanding the legalization of cannabis for adult use as a way to reduce crime, end the mass incarceration epidemic, help the sick by providing alternatives to prescription pharmaceuticals, and create economic opportunities, especially for those who are victims of the war on drugs. “Recent events have demonstrated that New York’s overly-restrictive ‘medical marijuana’ law, the Compassionate Care Act, is not an adequate solution to any problem associated with cannabis prohibition, including for a vast majority of those who are sick and need it. The time has come for elected officials to begin discussing full legalization in New York, starting with the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act, the ‘MRTA,’ now pending in Albany,” said Parade organizer Noah Potter. "On Saturday we will spread the message that the legislature must be made to take cannabis legalization seriously and begin the process of moving Senate Bill 1747A and Assembly Bill 3089A to a vote.”

New Yorkers, Elected Officials, and Social Justice Advocates Call For Global Cannabis Legalization With Parade Down Broadway and Rally in Union Square Park

New Yorkers, Elected Officials, and Social Justice Advocates Call For Global Cannabis Legalization With Parade Down Broadway and Rally in Union Square Park

NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 29, 2015 – The NYC Cannabis Parade announces today that on Saturday May 2, social justice advocates and hundreds of New Yorkers will march down Broadway to Union Square to demand the legalization of cannabis as a means of reducing hostile police-community interactions, ending mass incarceration, helping sick people, creating economic opportunities, providing a less dangerous alternative to opiates, stimulants, and alcohol, and protecting the environment. The parade will be followed by a rally and concert in Union Square Park featuring elected officials, community leaders, national organizations and entertainment.

MARIJUANA MOVEMENT HOLDS NATIONAL VICTORY PARADE DOWN BROADWAY AND CALLS ON NEW YORK TO JOIN PROGRESSIVE TREND

MARIJUANA MOVEMENT HOLDS NATIONAL VICTORY PARADE DOWN BROADWAY AND CALLS ON NEW YORK TO JOIN PROGRESSIVE TREND

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New York, NY, May 2, 2014 – 

THE NYC CANNABIS PARADE, one of the longest-running public expressions of cannabis culture and political activism, will take place on Saturday, May 3. The event features headline performers and veteran cannabis legalization activists. The event starts with a victory parade down Broadway and continues with musical performances and political messages addressing the injustice of arresting and imprisoning cannabis users, the medicinal uses of cannabis and the critical need to legalize cannabis in New York.