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Eleventh Annual Global Cannabis March

Winner of the “Open 4 Snoop Dogg” contest, Bad Habitat, is just one of the bands set to perform.

Portland Hempsters at last summer's HempStalk Event
Portland Hempsters at last summer's HempStalk Event

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Saturday, May 1, 2010 marks the eleventh annual Global Cannabis March in Portland, Oregon. This year’s march and rally runs from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Cures-Not-Wars and Urbage Designs join Oregon NORML as sponsors of this event.

Scott Gordon, Vending and Hemp Director for Oregon NORML reports, “This year’s performers and speakers are all from the Portland area as part of our efforts to provide a more environmentally and economically responsible event.”

Winner of the “Open 4 Snoop Dogg” contest, Bad Habitat, is just one of the bands set to perform.

Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML and founder of the Cannabis Café and Russ Belville, national NORML Outreach Coordinator and podcast host along with Paul Stanford of THCF Medical Clinics and Co-chief Petitioner for the OCTA and Delia Lopez, congressional candidate are just a few of the speakers who will fill out the day.

Vendors and nonprofit groups will provide goods and services that support the hemp and cannabis community. Voter registration and educational information will be available to the public.

For more information, please contact Oregon NORML at 503-239-6110 or visit Come out and join what has become a staple of local Portland culture, the Global Cannabis March. And remember, we will be in “Portland’s Living Room” at Pioneer Square all day!

Source: Anna Diaz and the Board of Directors for Oregon NORML

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MedicalJaneUser May 9, 2010 8:13 pm (Pacific time)

David Foster. Do you know that you can use Marijuana and not get higher than you would using other drugs in the market like Nyquil? You didn't? Well then you don't know enough about Marijuana. Do you even know what the medical benefits of Marijuana are? What you are ultimately saying is that people who have the disease can live without medication!!!! Please go to someone who as MS and tell them hey you can live without your Meds pot smokers do it and then take their medication and flush it down the toilt. You wouldn't do that? Well you are doing that to people who use Marijuana as their medication.

M_on_the_Coast April 29, 2010 3:16 pm (Pacific time)

On the most basic level, David, I have to admit that many, if not most people who support the use of cannabis as medicine, also enjoy it's effects as a euphorant... And being one of those people myself, and freely admitting that "I like to get high", I have to ask you... why shouldn't we want that? Are you REALLYsaying that sick people should NOT be able to choose a non-toxic medicine that effectively treats or even cures their condition, and is virtually impossible to physically harm one's self with, JUST because it has the "horrible" side effect of giving them a feeling of well being and relaxation? Is there some rule that says medicines cannot cause a feeling of well being and happiness? Or that because a plant product can be used as a safe and effective medicine, it should not also be usable, by those consenting, and of age, as a source of a multitude of other benefits, including, but by no means limited to, recreational intoxication? That argument is so old and tired, that dragging it out shows you to be one who is unwilling to take even an impartial view of cannabis, and unable to rationally compare it's costs and benefits to those who use it for medicine or recreation. Your statement serves as a blanket dismissal of a multitude of factual evidence that cannabis has valuable medicinal properties, and is exceedingly safe in comparison to pharmaceutical products offered for the same ailments we choose to use it for. We who choose to use it that way are tired of both the drug warriors who persecute us, and those who, like you, make assumptions about our motivations purely because we might also use cannabis the way so many use alcohol, as a recreational intoxicant.

David Foster April 28, 2010 11:39 am (Pacific time)

These 'people' care nothing about any medical benefits from marijuana, they just want it get high

Editor:  And little blue horses fly around in your living room, right Dave?

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