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More Than 200 Cities, 30 Countries To Hold Marijuana Rallies This Weekend
May 1, 2003 - New York, NY, USA
New York City, NY: Marijuana law reform activists in over 200 cities worldwide will hold marches this weekend to protest the criminalization of cannabis. The annual global event, known as the "Million Marijuana March," begins Saturday, March 3, and is coordinated by Cures-Not-Wars in New York City. A list of participating cities as well as flyers and posters for the event is available at the CNW website at: http://www.cures-not-wars.org.
The following NORML affiliates will also be participating in this year's marches: California NORML; Colorado University NORML; University of Illinois NORML; Iowa NORML; Indiana NORML; New Paltz NORML (NY); New Mexico NORML; Maine-ly NORML (ME); Maryland NORML; Metro West NORML (MA); Students for the Legalization of Marijuana and Hemp at WPI (MA); Michigan NORML; Benzie County NORML (MI); NORML of Macomb County (MI); St. Cloud State University NORML (MN); Missouri NORML; Greater St. Louis NORML (MO); New Jersey NORML; North Ohio NORML; Oregon NORML; Midlands NORML (SC); Texas Tech NORML; Vermont NORML; Wisconsin NORML; and UW Fox Valley NORML (WI). To contact a NORML affiliate, please visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3421
-------------------- One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition, because It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.