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Anti-Prohibition Activists Join Together! May 5 is the Thirteenth Annual Global Cannabis MarchBonnie King Salem-News.com
Over three hundred cities world wide join together in the Global Cannabis March
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Global Marijuana March is an annual rally held at different locations around the planet. 734 different cities have signed up from 64 different nations since 1999.
Participants around the Portland area will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. The route is one mile.
Southern Oregon is also hosting an event in Medford, and expect to attract a large group from many miles around.
The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is a positive, fun event, celebrated simultaneously around the world through a multitude of cannabis-related events specific to their region. Most events include marches, meetings, rallies, and some also have raves, concerts, full-fledged festivals, and always lots of information about cannabis.
“Polls show that fifty percent of Americans agree that it is time to end cannabis prohibition. We need your support; come and be a part of the Global Cannabis March,” is the call to action from Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML.
Speakers for the Portland rally immediately following the march include Martinez, Paul Loney, Anna Diaz and Scott “Urb Thrasher” Gordon, who are members of the board of Oregon NORML along with attorney Leland Berger and others to be announced.
Oregon Medical Marijuana Permit (OMMP) registrants are invited to the World Famous Cannabis Café to celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act after the rally. Music will be provided by the Linda Myers Band and more. For more information about the party, please call the café at 503-208-3395 or visit their website at www.usaworldfamouscannabiscafe.com.
"Come out and join us in Portland’s living room for what has become a staple of our local culture, the Global Cannabis March", encourages Martinez.
This year's global march is dedicated to the memory of the late Gatewood Galbraith.
You can find out more on facebook and at www.ornorml.org, and www.globalmarijuanamarch.org.
Sources: Information for this report came in part from ornorml.org, and www.globalmarijuanamarch.org.
________________________________________Bonnie King has been with Salem-News.com since August '04, when she became Publisher. Bonnie has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas", posts as TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.), Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE), Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show), Radio Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF), and Newspapers In Education/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER). Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers. View articles written by Bonnie King
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