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Time magazine. Can Medical Marijuana Help End the Opioid Epidemic? And: In a first, Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana plants. And: If You Are Succeeding in the Cannabis Industry, Thank an Activist.

When and how did the British monarchy lose actual power? One hopes U.S. presidents also become token figureheads without veto power. George Washington could have been a king, but refused. We need more democracy. The majority wants a higher federal minimum wage, legal cannabis, cheaper single-payer healthcare, more taxes on the rich, and less taxes on the middle class and poor.

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Philippines President Vows ‘No Mercy’ In Drug War; Estimates 100,000 Will Be Killed.

Marijuana rallies in decriminalized Philadelphia during Democrat Convention.

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says. And: Republicans block it?: Senate Bill Would End Massive Tax Breaks for Private Prisons. [104]. And: Legal medical pot nationwide would save Medicare $468 million. [105].

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling To Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote. Republicans block cannabis/drug felons from voting against drug wars.

Pot activists meet with cops to prep for Democrat Convention. And: Restorative justice. An alternative to mass incarceration. [106]. Versus $31,000 a year for prison. Florida: More high-THC medical marijuana available if 2016 ballot issue passes. And: Police head wants less limits on past marijuana use of police recruits.

Trump family would get $7 billion windfall from his plan to eliminate all estate taxes.
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Republican Party. Greed, ground wars, drug wars, and mass incarceration.

Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Will Win Presidential Election: Find Out Why! And: Italian Parliament To Consider Marijuana Legalization. [107]. And: Italian farmers are planting hemp to decontaminate polluted soil. And: Latin American Medical Cannabis Conference in Costa Rica – July 27-29. And: MP to move bill in Indian Parliament to legalize common recreational drugs like pot.

Republican platform opposes increase in federal minimum wage.
Internal squabbling over Trump's proposal for HUGE tax cuts for the rich.
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Florida police shoot black man with his hands up as he tries to help autistic patient. And: Trump campaign channels Nixon "law-and-order" strategy (and war on drugs?). And: Politifact agrees that Nixon's drug war led to a massive increase in incarceration. See Wikipedia: War on drugs. See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Lancet: Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. And: Pot Vs. Pills: Can Marijuana Help Cure The Opiate Crisis?

Video describes how Portugal's decriminalization and harm reduction reconnects people. 2.. And: Times of London has called for Portugal's decriminalization. 2.

More current and former Canadian cops are using medical marijuana. Veterans too.

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Global Marijuana March[edit]

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GMM (years signed up). (The city search of basic city lists will not find 2015 or 2016 cities since the 2015-16 GMM-420 pages list only countries, and not cities). This city, nation, or subnational area participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), Million Marijuana March (MMM), or 420. Cities and nations holding 4/20 events are also included in later years. 43 nations participated on May 2, 2015, or thereabouts. 211 cities from 41 nations signed up for May 3, 2014 or thereabouts. 225 cities from 42 nations signed up for May 4, 2013 or thereabouts. 872 different cities have signed up from 80 different nations since 1999.

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2009[edit]

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See GMM 2009, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2. Alicante: Antonio Moreno Alacannabis <alacannabis(at)hotmail.com> http://alacannabis.webnode.com/

2008[edit]

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See 2008 GMM, GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2. Alicante: Alacannabis <alacannabis(at)hotmail.com> http://alacannabis.webnode.com/

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Cannabis is safer[edit]

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See longer article: Cannabis is safer.

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Above quote is from Sanjay Gupta interview of Obama on April 15, 2015. Interview aired on CNN on April 19, 2015. [174][175][176].

Obama alone can not reschedule it[edit]

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Obama alone can not reschedule marijuana. [180] [181][182][183].

Pot Matters: For Legalization, Set Your Sights on the Senate. 23 Mar 2016. By Jon Gettman. "it will be helpful, and indeed crucial, for advancing legalization for Democrats to take control of the Senate."

2016 election and marches[edit]

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See public opinion polls over time about cannabis.

2016 Global Marijuana March and 420 events. Public opinion wins elections. So get out and march!

Register and vote for cannabis in 2016.
Republicans are busy filing retrograde drug bills across the land. Republicans want to put a conservative drug warrior on the Supreme Court to replace Antonin Scalia, and to reinvigorate their drug war. Supreme Court rejects conservative challenge to Colorado marijuana law from Republican states. 2.

USA Today: 11 states least likely to legalize marijuana. Republican states across the nation.

Marijuana in the South: A State-by-State Guide. Republicans created a THC-free south.

Drug-war mass incarceration[edit]

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See: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: US incarceration peaked in 2008. And: Number of marijuana prisoners in the USA. And: List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.
See articles: Cannabis prisoners and Drug war cost charts, infographics..
The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any nation b c (except for the tiny country of the Seychelles). Compare incarceration rates worldwide. The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.

Canadian single-payer healthcare and[edit]

Portuguese drug decriminalization[edit]

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See: Portugal. Cannabis-related links.
Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization. On ballot in 2016: ColoradoCare. 2. It would cover all residents and cost less than the current system. One primary payer, and no deductibles and no co-pays. See: Business people for Single-payer Healthcare. Fed up with uncontrollable costs of U.S. healthcare. Save trillions of dollars.
  • Canada has saved trillions of dollars by eliminating the middleman, the health insurance companies.
Canada's single-payer universal healthcare costs less per person than U.S. healthcare. 2.3.4.5.. For more countries and charts: 6.7.. And the USA has lower average life expectancy than the OECD average (OECD = developed economies). 8.. Click chart to enlarge:

Green love[edit]

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The Global Marijuana March is the first Saturday in May. The first Saturday in May is also World Naked Gardening Day. [184]. But, be safe!

Republicans think they can spend an infinite amount of money (many trillions of dollars) on health-insurance-company-based healthcare, and have an infinite number of babies, to feed their appetite for endless ground wars, and for more inmates for more prisons for more drug war.
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As with cannabis legalization Colorado leads the way.. More info. 2.3..
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