2005 Global Marijuana March / Saturday, May 7
- 2005 Global Marijuana March
Saturday, May 7
I'm going to try to attend this event tomorrow, Saturday.
I've been one of the long- term supporters of the global efforts
to change legislation all over the world toward laws that would
allow and protect responsible and informed usage of cannabis,
including spiritual- religious communion with the plant;
medicinal- therapeutic use; and recreational.
I don't feel 100% comfortable to give my endorsement to the local
leaders- organizers of the event in Portland yet, as I have some
doubts and political criticism of the organization, but the event
and the efforts deserve our support, so I would participate
regardless of disagreements.
In Portland it starts at :
Pioneer Square at 11:00am; the march begins at noon.
Background information about the March and its history:
2005 Global Marijuana March
List of Cities, local Contacts, and liks to further:
Posters, flyers, banners /tools for organizers:
I'm also the local public contact for the same event in Cyprus,
which unfortunately, due to heavy state- sponsored terror will
have margins only for semi-underground, semi- open gatherings of
familiar faces. Other activities may not be safe on the island
Our activists in Cyprus are safety- conscious, and have a lot of
clarity on the balance between risks and benefits to the
movement. During the summer of last year (on a different date,
not in relation to the global march) we witnessed an
unprecedented type of attack on the efforts for legislative
change in Cyprus: a totally artificial and bogus "legalization
event" was set up in conjunction with the Police by a corporate-
sponsored fake environmental organization in order to entrap
activists and random members of the public who attended
innocently without knowing the treacherous politics of the group
(the organization publishes the monthly newspaper "Green Shield /
Prasini Aspida"). There were arrests, illegal search and seizure
operations, and very effective terrorizing during the event.
This year we are being doubly careful.
"letter to Dana":