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