Global Cannabis March

Oregon: 17th Annual Global Cannabis March Kicks Off At High Noon In Portland

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On Saturday, May 7, 2016, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the 17th Annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at high noon, 12 pm, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march beginning at 4 pm through downtown.

Musicians Garcia Birthday Band, The Hill Dogs, Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, Bad Habitat, Justin James Bridges and John Cornett & Friends have joined the lineup for the rally. There will also be several guest speakers and non-profit organization booths.

We march to stand in solidarity for cannabis consumer rights. While marijuana may be legal under state law, it is still illegal under federal law. We march to effect change on the federal level. We march for the right of employees to use marijuana in their off hours, just as employees can consume alcohol in their off hours. We march so renters can consume marijuana in their own homes without fear of eviction.

We march so cities and counties do not impose onerous regulations which offer little protection to the consumer or the non-consumer of marijuana. These choices only drive the cost of marijuana up and allow the unregulated market to thrive.

Oregon: 15th Annual Global Cannabis March in Portland on May 3rd, Thousands Expected to Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition

Cannabis proponents agree; the war on the cannabis plant is a farce, the drug war is taking its last gasp. No political movement in America has made it this far without eventually winning, and it's just a matter of time before marijuana prohibition crumbles.

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By Michael Bachara, Oregon NORML/CRRH

Free Dana Beal! Portland, Oregon – On Saturday, May 3, 2014, nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fifteenth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) and Oregon NORML are sponsors of this event.

Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) and Oregon NORML are sponsors of this event.

Oregon: 14th Annual Global Cannabis March in Portland this Saturday, Thousands Expected

Come out and support what has become a staple of local Portland culture, the Global Cannabis March.

By Michael Bachara, Oregon NORML/CRRH

Free Dana Beal! Portland, Oregon – Nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fourteenth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) and Oregon NORML are sponsors of this event.

Musicians Justin James Bridges, Tim Pate and John Cornett have joined the roster for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Speakers for the rally include Leland Berger, Portland Attorney and advocate for the group Compassionate Oregon, Russ Belville of 420 Radio, Madeline Martinez of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and more.

“Cannabis proponents agree; the war on the cannabis plant is a farce, the drug war is taking a last gasp. No political movement in America has made it this far without eventually winning, it's just a matter of time.” according to Michael Bachara, Executive Director of Oregon National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Oregon: Global Cannabis March Unites Three Legalization Initiatives

By Michael Bachara, OCTA 2012, Sensible Oregon and OMPI Supporter

There is a truth that must be heard! Portland, OR – This weekend, Portland experienced solidarity from multiple cannabis legalization groups as hundreds assembled from across the region to have their voices heard in the 13th Annual Global Cannabis March through the streets of downtown. Complete with a police escort, marchers began and ended in Portland's living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Members of Oregon National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Oregon NORML), The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, Oregon Green Free, National Green Friends and many others participated in the annual event, which is held every year on the first Saturday in May.

As Oregon hemp and cannabis activists move forward with multiple initiatives for November and beyond, it is time for a common bond to unite us all. The legalization of cannabis has an optimistic chance this year to make the Oregon ballot as the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA) and Oregon Marijuana Policy Initiative (OMPI) both bear down for the final stretch in signature gathering efforts.

Both OCTA and OMPI have until July 6, 2012 to turn in the required number of signatures, and each campaign is confident they can make it, but will need active participation from Oregon voters.

Oregon: Global Cannabis March to be Held in Portland this Weekend

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By Michael Bachara, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML
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Oregon: Global Cannabis March to be Held in Portland this Weekend Over two hundred cities world wide join Portland for the Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Proponents will assemble in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at "High Noon" through downtown Portland (Map Below), accompanied by a police escort.

Scott Gordon, Hemp Director for Oregon NORML reports, "We are looking for at least 3,000 people to show up and flex their rights. Anything less than that is unacceptable."

"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 rally immediately following the march include Martinez, Paul Loney and Anna Diaz who are members of the board of Oregon NORML along with attorney Leland Berger and Scott Gordon from NORML Rocks.

Oregon: Global Cannabis March XII

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By Anna Diaz, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML
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Free Dana Beal! Portland, Oregon – Over two hundred cities world wide join Portland in the twelfth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe, THCF Medical Clinics, UrbAge Designs and Cures-Not-Wars join Oregon NORML as sponsors of this event.

"More and more 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.

Sanchez' Blues Review has just joined the roster for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Wy'East Drummers promise to inspire as they provide the send off for the march. the march. Speakers for the rally include Paul Stanford from THCF Medical Clinics and Chief Petitioner for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML and more. Watch for a special appearance from J.Mack and Big Dub during the rally.

Oregon: Twelfth Annual Global Cannabis March to be Held May 7th

By Anna Diaz, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML
Photo by LK, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML

Free Dana Beal! Saturday, May 7, 2011 marks the twelfth annual Global Cannabis March in Portland, Oregon. This year's March and rally runs from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Cures-Not-Wars join the Oregon affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Oregon NORML) and the World Famous Cannabis Cafe as sponsors of this event.

Madeline Martinez, Executive Director for Oregon NORML reports, "We hope to increase the size of the march to over 3000 in light of the many challenges currently faced by cannabis consumers."

Wy'East Drummers promise to inspire as they provide the send off for the march. Speakers for the rally include Anthony Johnson, Oregon Green Free Clinical Services Director.

"I am honored to be asked to participate," stated Anthony, who, along with the Coalition for Patients' Rights is a recipient of the 2010 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards Freedom Fighter of the Year Award.

Oregon: Eugene Mayor Marks "Medical Marijuana Awareness Week"

By Kimberly A.C. Wilson, The Oregonian

Advocates for medical marijuana have a friend in Eugene's city hall, according to today's Register Guard.

There is a truth that must be heard!That would be Mayor Kitty Piercy, who will attend the Global Marijuana March rally Saturday at the old Federal Building at Seventh Avenue and Pearl Street.

Pro-pot Web sites are buzzing about Piercy's upcoming appearance at the event -- as well as her decision to issue a formal proclamation marking today through May 6 as "Medical Marijuana Awareness Week" in Eugene.

"Eugene has always been a place for -- for lack of a better word -- marijuana enlightenment," said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, based in Washington, D.C.

"But for a sitting mayor to come out and be this public about it is really rare," St. Pierre said. "Not many of her peers are coming to events about reform."

But Price's appearance at Saturday's rally shouldn't be seen as an endorsement of legalizing pot for all, she said. For the rest of the story, click here.

More Northwest front pages are here, and stories from today's Oregonian are here. Go here for more stories from Northwest newspapers.

Kimberly A.C. Wilson; kimberlywilson @ news.oregonian.com

Related:
The Gold Standard of Government Programs Report (PDF)
http://www.ornorml.org/data/OMMP/OMMP%20-%20The%20Gold%20Standard%20of%2...

Oregon: Tenth Anniversary of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program May 1 | Global Cannabis March May 2

By Anna Diaz, Oregon NORML

There is a truth that must be heard! Please join Oregon NORML and Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders for a weekend of celebration and education in honor of the program’s ten-year success. On Friday, May 1, 2009 at the State Capitol Gallery in Salem, Oregon from 9:00am to 3:00pm, there will be an educational program open to the public to share information and the achievements of the OMMP. Questions will be answered in person and with an informative Power Point presentation. OMMP patients will be on hand to share their success stories. Refreshments will be served.

This celebration is the precursor to the tenth annual Global Cannabis March in Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse Square on May 2, 2009. This event starts at 10:00am with vendors and music. The march itself starts at high noon with a full police escort. Details can be found at www.ornorml.org or by calling Madeline Martinez at 503-239-6110.

Tenth Annual Global Cannabis March

Oregon: Global Cannabis March - Saturday, May 2, 2009 - High Noon - Pioneer Square - Portland

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - High Noon - Pioneer Square - Portland

Oregon NORML is excited to announce that the Million Marijuana March is now the GLOBAL CANNABIS MARCH.

Now in our tenth year, we gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 11am and we leave the square at High Noon with a full police escort, marching through the streets of Portland to demand an end to adult marijuana prohibition.

We return to the square following the march for a all-day festival to educate the public about the benefits of medical marijuana, industrial hemp, and social cannabis use as compared to alcohol.

Cannabis-friendly bands entertain from the main stage, which also features keynote addresses from leaders in the Oregon marijuana movement.

The square will be filled with vendors of hemp, food, crafts, glass, clothing, and more. If you are interested in vending at the 10th Global Cannabis March, please contact Oregon NORML.

Last year's march was a huge success! Police (conservatively) estimated 750 people in the streets calling for an end to adult marijuana prohibition! We were covered on three local TV news channels, with Oregon NORML Board Members delivering our talking points on legalization - Madeline Martinez on FOX 12, "Radical" Russ Belville on KOIN 6, and Anna Diaz on KATU 2. We also got favorable coverage in the Oregonian and the Willamette Week.

Bring your own sign or march with one of ours. We only ask you observe one simple request:

NO DOGS - NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL

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