Supporters of Marijuana Participate in March

Supporters of Marijuana Participate in March
Posted by CN Staff on May 08, 2006 at 08:04:45 PT
By Susannah Patton, Northwest Arkansas Times
Source: Northwest Arkansas Times 
Arkansas -- Nearly 100 people gathered at the Chi Omega Greek Theater on the University of Arkansas campus Sunday in support of legalizing marijuana. The event began with a concert featuring Joseph Israel & Jah Roots before a group march from the Greek Theater to the Federal Building in downtown Fayetteville.
Event organizer Ryan Denham said the event is part of a worldwide promarijuana movement. The Global Marijuana March, an annual event held for more than 25 years, takes place in more than 200 cities on every continent except Antarctica, he said. The theme of this year’s event is Free Mark Emery, Denham said. Emery, founder and head of the British Columbia Marijuana Party, was arrested last year on charges of conspiring to distribute marijuana and marijuana seeds and money laundering. The event was organized to show support for the legalization of medical marijuana, the legalization of industrial hemp and the equalization of marijuana to alcohol, he said. Denham said the most important issue is legalizing medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, chronic pain and Alzheimer’s disease, he said. He also supports the use of industrial hemp, which can be used to power cars and heat homes, he said. According to Denham, 405 people were arrested in Fayetteville in 2005 for marijuana possession. That’s 67 percent of all the drug arrests, he said. "We’re a peaceful group," Denham said. "We’re taxpayers not criminals. We just want to let people know that we care about medical marijuana laws." The event was sponsored by the Fayetteville chapter of NORML, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The group meets every Wednesday on the University of Arkansas campus and has sponsored several events this year, including a presentation from ex-law enforcement official, customs official and homeland security officer Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), on why the war on drugs is failing and why drugs should be legalized. Complete Title: Supporters of Legalized Marijuana Participate in MarchSource: Northwest Arkansas Times (Fayetteville, AR)Author: Susannah Patton, Northwest Arkansas TimesPublished: Monday, May 8, 2006Copyright: 2006 Community Publishers Inc.Contact: email nwarktimes.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #4 posted by eco-man on May 09, 2006 at 11:05:12 PT
Seeking photos and videos. Global Marijuana March.
Please forward this widely. GMM-MMM. Global Million Marijuana March 2006 news.I am adding GMM-MMM photo and video links (by city) to the 2006 Marihemp gallery: to the above page to see the latest photo and video links. Please use the email address tents444"at" (substitute   for "at") to send in web address URLs for GMM-MMM photo and video pages. Be sure to use GMM, MMM, cannabis, marijuana, marihuana, etc. in the email subject title line so that the email is not mistaken for spam and ignored. Keep trying! You can use the online contact form too: upload images, audio, or video directly please go to this page: - Anybody can upload items for multiple cannabis events. For any year. No need to login or register.To see many, many 2005 GMM-MMM photo and video links: 
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Comment #3 posted by rchandar on May 09, 2006 at 03:22:35 PT:
is "our church' still in fayetteville?
...i remember they were a notoriously pro-pot group in Fayetteville about twelve years ago; they had a church of about 200 followers then.-rchandar
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Comment #2 posted by OverwhelmSam on May 08, 2006 at 14:23:23 PT
Who Pays Taxes?
Gee, that would be taxation without representation. It's interesting that people are deducting their marijuana purchases on their taxes as a medical expense. With all of the marijuana-free workplace laws, they've made us predominantly independent contractors who work for ourselves and are not subject to work-place laws. What they didn't count on is that we become more successful and influential than the average wage slaves who have to submit to drug testing. The government should be ashamed of itself. They've become dirtier than a guy doing nothing more that getting high.
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Comment #1 posted by global_warming on May 08, 2006 at 14:17:41 PT
feels like the 60s
The event was organized to show support for the legalization of medical marijuana, the legalization of industrial hemp and the equalization of marijuana to alcohol, ..It boggles my mind and soul,I know this is not the 60s,Like they say, this is not your grandparents marijuana,Users of Marijuana,Also are also not your grandparents,
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