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  Pot vs. Pets in Park Face-Off!
Posted by FoM on May 03, 1999 at 07:32:40 PT
Milion Marijuana March, New York! 
Source: New York Daily News 

cannabis There was a clash of values in Washington Square Park yesterday as hundreds of families with strollers and picnic blankets gathered to reclaim the park from hundreds of pot-smoking demonstrators staging their annual pro-marijuana rally.


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Comment #5 posted by david on July 10, 2001 at 02:53:35 PT
i think that u should get high!!!

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Comment #4 posted by FoM on May 05, 1999 at 08:25:45 PT
Press Coverage (or lack thereof)
Late last night I found an article on the New York MMM but nothing else. Thank goodness for all the people who have written about their personal experiences for all of us to read!
Next year I'm sure the media attention will be there. We all learn from mistakes and omissions and make it better the next time!
Thanks for your comments!

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Comment #3 posted by Doctor Dave on May 04, 1999 at 23:41:06 PT
Press Coverage (or lack thereof)
For an event with 1,000-4,000 attendees, the SF MMM received surprisingly little media attention. NOTHING on AFAIK, and the only pre-event mention I've seen was a small clip in the Bay Guardian's events listing for "Jay Day". I think next year we'll need to notify the media that there is a major demonstration going on; maybe a few of the organizations at the event can put together a press release?

Doctor Dave

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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 04, 1999 at 05:42:27 PT
What families with strollers?
Dr. Dave,
What surprises me is that I was only able to find 2 newspaper articles on the MMM. This one and one from Georgia. Why wasn't press coverage involved as a necessary part of this event?
What major organization was responsible to make sure of good press coverage, I wonder?
Peace, FoM!

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Comment #1 posted by Doctor Dave on May 03, 1999 at 21:34:04 PT
What families with strollers?
I spoke to a friend who attended the NYC MMM, and he didn't see any of that. Could it be that the press is trying to trivialize the marijuana movement momentum? Nah.

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