Global Marijuana March in Over 300 Cities Worldwide

The Global Marijuana March is Saturday, May 1, 2010. (Photo from globalmarijuanamarch.ca)The Global Marijuana March is Saturday, May 1, 2010. (Photo from globalmarijuanamarch.ca)CANNABIS CULTURE – The Global Marijuana March is almost here: SATURDAY MAY 1, 2010 in cities around the world. Is your city on the list?

On the heels of popular smoke-out day 4/20, the Global Marijuana March (or Worldwide Marijuana March) is another day of protest of oppressive marijuana prohibition laws across the planet. This year, more than 300 cities have signed up.

Cannabis Culture will be at rallies in Vancouver and Toronto, which are expected to be the largest in Canada.

In Vancouver, protestors will gather at the Downtown Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) starting at Noon and march at 2pm to English Bay to hear musicians and speakers and take part in a large smoking session at 4:20pm.

Toronto’s GMM is part of the Toronto Freedom Festival, Canada’s largest “marijuana-friendly” festival, where 40,000+ stoners and activists are expected to unite at Queen’s Park North from 12pm-8pm with musicians and speakers on multiple stages and over 75 exhibitors and vendors.

This year’s event promises record numbers of cities, with 300 already signed up, according to activist group NORML, who says “The Global Marijuana March has events planned in almost every time zone on six continents, including most of the capitols of Europe and South America.” NORML and Cures-not-Wars have increased their push for the GMM this year and have taken a lead role in organizing in many cities.

According to NORML’s website, “there’s still a few more days to call 212-677-7180 or email [email protected] to get your city on www.worldwidemarijuanamarch.org.”

Another list of cities is available at http://www.globalmarijuanamarch.org/ (but it doesn’t look as updated and is only showing 183 cities).

This is a huge event, so make sure to contact local media and invite them to the event in your city!

Here is the Big List for the 2010 Worldwide Marijuana March so far:

Abbotsford
Aberdeen
Albany
Albuquerque
Alicante
Alva
Amherst
Amsterdam
Anchorage
Ann Arbor

Arcadia
Athens
Atlanta
Auckland
Aurillac
Austin
Bakersfield
Bangor University
Barcelona
Basel
Belfast
Bellingham
Belmar
Belo Horizonte
Benton Harbor
Berlin
Bermuda
Berne
Bilbao
Binghamton

Birmingham
Birmingham
Boise
Boston
Boulder
Bozeman
Braga
Brasilia
Bridgeton
Brighton

Bristol
Brussels
Budapest
Buenos Aires
Buffalo
Bullhead City
Burlington
Cadiz
Calgary
Cali

Canfield
Cardiff
Cebu City
Champaign-Urbana
Charleston
Charlotte
Charlottesville
Chelyabinsk
Chicago
Chico

Chisinau
Christchurch
Cincinnati
Clemson
Cleveland
Coimbra
Colorado Springs
Columbia
Columbia Falls
Columbus

Comodoro Rivadavia
Concord
Constanta
Copenhagen
Cordoba
Cork
Corpus Christi
Corvallis
Dallas
Denver

Des Moines
Detroit
Dinuba
Dnepropetrovsk
Dover
Duluth
Dunedin
Durban
Edmonton
Elkins

Enid
Eugene
Fayetteville
Flagstaff
Flint
Florianopolis
Fontana
Frankfurt
Fresno
Ft. Bragg

Ft. Collins
Ft. Erie
Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Meyers
Gainesville
Garberville
Georgetown
Glasgow
Grand Junction
Grand Rapids

Great Falls
Green Bay
Greenville
Hachita
Halifax
Hamilton
Hammond
Hartford
Helena
Helsinki

Hilo
Holland
Homer
Independence
Indianapolis
Istanbul
Jacksonville
Jakarta
Jerusalem
João Pessoa

Johannesburg
Kalamazoo
Kamianets-Podilskyi
Kansas City
Katmandu
Kiev
Kokomo
Lake Isabella
La Laguna
Lansing

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Vegas
Lawton
Leek
Lefkosia-Nicosia
Leicester
Lethbridge
Lexington
Lima
Lincoln

Lisboa
Little Rock
London
Longview
Los Angeles
Lyon
Madison
Madrid
Manchester
Manila

Mar del Plata
McAllen
Medford
Medicine Hat
Memphis
Mérida
Mexico City
Miami
Miamitown
Milwaukee

Minneapolis
Missoula
Montevideo
Monterey
Montreal
Montrose
Moscow
Nashville
Nelson
Netanya

Newark
New Brunswick
New Orleans
New York
Nimbin
Nottingham
Odessa
Ogden
Oklahoma City
Olympia

Omaha
Orange
Orlando
Osaka
Oslo
Ottawa
Paducah
Paia
Palm Springs
Paris

Parker
Penticton
Peoria
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pineville
Pittsburg
Pittsburgh
Portland
Portland

Porto
Porto Alegre
Port of Spain
Potsdam
Prague
Pretoria
Prince George
Pueblo
Quincy
Raleigh

Red Deer
Redding
Regina
Rice Lake
Richmond
Riverside
Rome
Rosario
Rostock
Ryebrook

Sacramento
Salem
Salt Lake City
Salvador
San Diego
San Francisco
San Juan
Santa Barbara
Sao Paulo
Sapporo

Sarasota
Sarnia
Saskatoon
Savannah
Seattle
Sevilla
Simferopol
Sofia
South Bend
Southhampton

Spokane
Spokane Valley
Springfield
Stavanger
Steamboat Springs
St. Louis
St. Petersburg
Stuttgart
Susanville
Tacoma

Tampa
Tampere
Taos
Ternopil
Thessaloniki
Thunder Bay
Tokyo
Toledo
Topeka
Toronto

Traverse City
Tucson
Tulsa
Turku
Ukiah
Uniontown
Ushuaia
Valencia
Vancouver
Vero Beach

Vienna
Vigo
Vilnius
Virginia Beach
Visalia
Vitoria-Gasteiz
Waco
Warsaw
Warwick
Washington, D.C.

Wellington
West Kelowna
Whitehall
Wichita
Wilmington
Wilmington
Woodstock
Worland
Yakima
Zaragoza

Location of Global Marijuana March in VANCOUVER – SATURDAY MAY 1, 2010:


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Comments

17 Comments

  1. Jason on

    Thank you Heidi for bringing us together to fight our old fashioned government in Topeka.

  2. collin on

    man it sucks you have to have money to continue a legacy, such as marc’s legacy. I started to look up marijuana march’s and i found out on march first(after it ended) that you can protest on marijuana. Im in the Cleveland area, and i heard of people smoking pot on the streets of downtown cleveland, and the cops didn’t do anything about it. My friend witnessed someone going up to a cop car and asking him, “So if i smoke this, you wont care”? the cop replies “No, i dont care”. I no Cleveland isnt like vancouver or anything, but it goes to show they really dont care that much about marijuana, and filling up jails with pot sellers/smokers, and then theres no room for rapists…how the FUCK does that make sense…

  3. Tyler Goerz on

    Brother, did you catch Bob Cyre speak? If you missed it and didn’t hear the legalize and medicate chants, I’d understand your statement. Bob though, dropped some heavy truth on the medicinal side, a 2006 spain report on THC suppressing/blocking cancer causing agents. He’s opened up our very first medicinal dispensary. Here’s Bob’s website so you can catch up on more than just freeing the weed:

    http://macros.ca/

    We’re slaves in the lands our forefathers we’re graciously given. Keep fighting for Truth brother!

  4. Kronix71 on

    You missed the point.

  5. heide on

    thank you topeka,,you didnt let me down:) yesterday!!! sent and the call and it was answered:) we will help change the world

  6. Anonymous on

    Dude i get the medical thing. I do. I feel for thosse people who need it. But i also say free the weed. Just cause i dont have nothin wrong with me means i don’t have the right to get high? fuck that.

  7. Kronix71 on

    I was really disappointed with the turn out today.

    Instead of a mature group of “sick” people who actually need it,it turned out to be a “free the weed” protest,too me is missing the whole point of medicinal cannabis.
    Not once did I hear a legitimate arguement for the use of this wonderous herb.

    Where are the doctors who recognize the benefits?
    Where were the patience the use and benefit from the use of?

  8. Anonymous on

    Many European cities are having it May 8 this year, because May 1 collides with the international socialist workers day which is a holiday here

  9. Anonymous on

    Decriminalise. It’s a plant grown from a seed and this madness ‘War On Drugs’ has failed miserably. Common sense now prevails over the benefits/lack of harm and we the people are sick of the Drug War which dominates the news and has ruined countless thousands lives. I am older, but believe it’s finally time to stand up and be part of changing this moronic illegally of a plant. Take Back the Streets isn’t too far off. The Laws will be changed, just when starts with each person who gets out to march … and tell another person! It all begins with YOU. Peace.

  10. renney b. on

    this worldwide movement is amazing and shines the light of tolerance and justice for the persecuted and disenfranchised all over the earth… as dr. king said,’ free at last free at last thank god almighty we are free at last’. this day of liberation of cannabis and its many uses is a demonstration to those ignorant and skeptical to its many healing properties etc etc… the war on drugs has destroyed so many lives it is time for this madness to stop… if there is a god of grace, mercy and love, i petition today intervention on behalf of cannabis lovers worldwide true deliverance…

  11. JESSICA VANDERVEEN on

    this post is amazing
    ” if i had millions i would take over what marc emery did just to contuinue his legacy”
    so true if i had that kind of money i would continue
    MARC WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AND THERE WILL BE CHANGE

  12. jeremiah on

    It doesn’t take much to get a rally going you should start one yourself!

    Check here

    http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/activism

    for some resources to get you started (on the right under “Activist Resources”).

  13. AfricanHaze on

    Also agree – why no event in Cape Town? I know we are a laid back lot, but I’ve heard of marches in the past.

  14. chronicwombat on

    Im just upset that there isnt a march in Cape Town. There is a strong smoking culture here so I dont know why :(

  15. Salas on

    MARCH ON BROTHERSS AND SISTERSS

  16. Anthony lopez on

    it is fucked up they arrested a innoscent man just for selling seeds. it isnt his fault if americans like me grow them seeds and produce buds. plus they cant give a good count on what he produced to america because all seeds is not guarinteed to be a female. and it should be on the person gorwing them not the person who sells seeds. thats like if i got caught with mad cocain why dont they go arrest the cartel who produced this cocain. what about the cops who arrest people for drugs then allow it to go back on to the same streets. look at our old president bill clinton that got caught smoking weed. nothing happend? not even impeached. but they impeached him for a women. so that shows how much they really care about marijuana, its just political reasons why they arrested this man, and if i had millions i would take over what marc emery did just to contuinue his legacy.he will never be forgotten and i wanan be there when he has his welcome back tour. alchohal is way more dangerous. for example take a room of 10 people who are getting high vs 10 people in a room who are all drinking and see witch room gives more conflict.

    FREE MARC EMERY