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Global Cannabis Action Sat MAY 4, 2002 MILLION MARIJUANA MARCH: 192 CITIES


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Pictures of the Transnational Radical Party and demonstration in front of the Belgian Health Ministry that took place today (3 may 2002), at 1 pm, asking for legalisation of drugs, and notably for cannabis legalisation and heroin prescription. Gianfranco Dell'Alba, Member of the European Parliament, took part in the demonstration. Militants carry posters that show a Belgian medical form for drugs prescription, where the TRP has "prescribed" to the Government drugs such as heroin and cannabis, and ask for their legalisation.

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Thousands of pro-cannabis demonstrators held peaceful marches in Britain's largest cities on Saturday before letting their hair down at a series of outdoor parties, picnics and festivals.
The marches in London, Manchester and Birmingham to push for the legalisation of cannabis were part of almost 200 similar events planned around the world this weekend under the name of the "Million Marijuana March."
"The march is to protest for legalisation and the festival is a celebration of cannabis," said Shane Collins, licensee for the Cannabis Carnival in Brixton, south London.
Collins estimated the British cannabis trade to be worth six billion pounds a year, adding it provided thousands of Britons with jobs.
"We want to put the profits from that into where they are needed -- youth services and residential rehab," he told the BBC.
A police spokeswoman said they did not have a estimate of crowd numbers but said the marches were trouble free and the crowds had dispersed by early evening.
The marches came as the government contemplated downgrading cannabis to class C, the least serious drug category, and as police around the country review their approach to the drug.
The "softly, softly" approach to cannabis was this week endorsed by Britain's Association of Chief Police Officers.
The London march ended up in the suburb of Brixton, which is the scene of a police experiment on cautioning rather than arresting cannabis smokers, an approach pioneered by controversial police chief Brian Paddick.
Paddick -- Britain's highest ranking openly gay officer -- is being investigated by the Police Complaints Authority over allegations he regularly smoked cannabis with former lover James Renolleau.
A poll last month for Britain's Observer newspaper said 51 percent of the nation's 16- to 24-year-olds had taken banned drugs, while five million people regularly use cannabis.
Before the march, Collins said the protest was not aimed at promoting the drug to teenagers. "We don't want more youths smoking it," he said. "It's good for writing, but it's not conducive to studying. And anyway, smoking too much of it can turn you into a very boring person."
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Hundreds march for cannabis legalisation
BBC News UK:

More than 600 people have taken part in a march in Manchester to support the legalisation of cannabis.

The event on Saturday was designed to mark World Cannabis Action Day and was mirrored around the world, billed as the Million Marijuana March.
Police presence was strong partly because many more people had been expected to join the event.
They said that if they saw protesters smoking the drug they would not arrest them, but would instead quietly ask them to stop.

Cannabis Industry

The march held up traffic in the city centre but there was no trouble or arrests. The protesters converged on Whitworth Park, where there was music and entertainment.
Many people were there to support Colin Davies, the Stockport cannabis cafe owner who is currently on remand in prison.
Jonjo Nally, of the Manchester Cannabis Coalition, said they also wanted to draw attention to the other uses of cannabis, including for medicine and hemp clothing.
"We want to show that there is an industry that can be born from this," he said.
Marches are expected to take place in more than 30 other countries including the US, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France.

Lambeth Experiment

A similar march was held in the London borough of Lambeth, where police have been pioneering a "softly, softly" approach to cannabis.
Those found with small amounts of cannabis may be warned and have their drug confiscated, but they will not face arrest.
The government has recently said it was "minded" to downgrade cannabis from a Class B to a Class C drug. If it did so, users could be free to smoke it in public without fear of arrest.
But the Million Marijuana March organisers say this would not be enough. Its website says: "The recent progress towards de facto decriminalisation in Britain is to be welcomed but is clearly not the full solution. "Only a complete, total lifting of prohibition will do. Anything less is simply a half-way house which fails to protect the public."

• HULL -


BBCi Humber Meets Carl Wagner, The Man At The Centre Of Hull's Herb-Smoking Scandal
Carl Wagner has a vision. To open the city's first cannabis cafe and see all criminal association with the plant go up in smoke.
The owner of the Divine Herb stall in Hull's indoor market is a man on a marijuana mission. As he chats, the free-flowing customers come and go and his phone rings incessantly.
Having already spoken to 'The Guardian' and 'The Yorkshire Post', he deals with press interest with seeming ease.


Report from the organiser Carl Wagner: Arrived at Queens Gardens around 12.30 to pockets of tokers and several members of the press, and was informed by Chief Inspector Stafford that anybody openly flouting the law would be arrested. 5 minutes later, I lit a spliff while being interviewed by Radio Humberside, which caused a bit of a photo flurry, and seemed to annoy the interviewer because as soon as the interview was over he promptly grassed me up! The police ignored it. The march started 300-400 strong and seemed to grow by the time it reached the park, and by 3.00pm there was around a thousand people peacefully smoking, despite a chilly wind. I was personally disappointed with the turn out but the quality made up for quantity. My grateful thanks go to 'Spin Barnard' for support throughout a hectic week, and especially to Mark and Lezley Gibson and John and Anne-Marie Peacock for dragging all the way from Carlisle, despite being unwell, to offer support, and just for being bloody good friends. Thanks to all those who turned up or helped in anyway - 5000 next year. I could get a live radio debate on Humberside, and the HDM are meeting myself and several medi-users next monday so the issue should be at the forefront for a while yet. Despite a lower turnout than I'd hoped, the week has been a massive publicity success and I'm well chuffed. Carl

• PRAGUE, Czech Republic
AP (Associated Press) report

About 1,000 people gathered Saturday in a central Prague park to support the legalization of marijuana.
Michal Polak, spokesman for the rally's organizers, said they sought a change in Czech legislation that would put marijuana on a par with alcohol and tobacco. Now, illegal possession and distribution of narcotics is punishable by up to 15 years in jail.
Polak said the rally participants did not want to encourage people to consume or distribute drugs, but were expressing criticism of the Czech penal code, which does not distinguish between hard and so-called "soft" drugs.
"To grow the plant should not be prohibited by law," Polak said.
In 2000, an estimated 25 tons of cannabis was consumed in the Czech Republic, according to an estimate by the national Statistical Institute. Similar gatherings took place in two other Czech cities, Plzen and Brno, Polak said.

• TEL AVIV, Israel

The Green Leaf Party held yesterday its 3rd annual picnic for the liberation of Cannabis, for human rights and peace. Atleast 4000 people attended the largest party organized by the Green Leaf Party in Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv. Music, joy and happiness were all present at a time in Israeli history that is depressing and joyless . The police came and left and we thank them for that. We also called for the first time publicly to end occupation now, to stop Palestinian terror and called for the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel to live in peace with each other. 

Proponents Of Marijuana Stage Protest
By THOMAS J. LUECK. New York Times May 5th 2002.

An annual rite of protest by marijuana advocates resulted in 148 arrests yesterday as several thousand people gathered in Lower Manhattan for a march and rally.

The police said the demonstration, billed by its organizers as 'Million Marijuana March 2002', was peaceful. All arrests were for possession or use of marijuana, according to Officer Guy Braun, a police spokesman.
The crowd, which began gathering shortly after 1 p.m. at Houston Street and Broadway, grew to about 6,000 as it made its way down a single lane of Broadway to Battery Park, according to participants and some observers.
The police declined to estimate the size of the crowd.
Although similar rallies have been staged for years in Manhattan, the one yesterday may have struck a nerve at City Hall, since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was prompted last month to say he regretted having mentioned in a interview that he had once tried marijuana and enjoyed it.
That remark, along with a photograph of the mayor, has been used in advertising by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, even though Mr. Bloomberg says he favors rigorous enforcement of marijuana laws.
The police deployed hundreds of officers at the rally and apparently had rigorous enforcement in mind, since many plainclothes officers were among the marchers. Repeatedly, officers led away individuals and groups of protesters who were seen smoking marijuana.
As the crowd moved slowly down Broadway, some protesters chanted Bloomberg smokes pot" as they passed City Hall Park. By 4 p.m., most of the group had reached Battery Park, where they listened to music and speeches by people calling for decriminalization of marijuana.
Although most demonstrators were in their teens or 20's, several were veterans of such protests. "We won't stop marching until they legalize marijuana," said David Peel, an East Village musician in his 40's.
The rally ended at 6 p.m. when a column of over 200 police officers walked across Battery Park, forcing everyone to leave.

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"America's drug war is so stupid that if you pay close attention to just how stupid it is -- it'll drive you to use drugs." Jim Hightower

• LANSING, Michigan

March, Rally Aim To Educate People On Herb's Benefits

Renee Emry Wolfe stood on the Capitol steps Saturday and spoke to about 100 people rallying for the legalization of marijuana. Wolfe, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 23 years ago, said smoking marijuana is the only reason she can stand at all. "I can only get out of this wheelchair because I smoke the herb," said Wolfe, an Ann Arbor resident. "It's my medicine."
Lansing was one of five cities in Michigan and 190 around the world that participated in the Million Marijuana March, held each year on the first Saturday in May.
Supporters from across the state, from toddlers to grandparents, marched from Oldsmobile Park to the Capitol holding signs that read "Cannabis reform" and "Legalize freedom" while chanting "Free the weed" and "Prohibition has got to go."
The main focus of the march and rally was to educate people on the good marijuana can do and myths against it, said Kathy Kennedy, a member of march organizer Cures Not Wars.
Pro-marijuana lobbyists say the herb can stop the progress of glaucoma and improve quality of life for people with various diseases, including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy. They say it can even help alcohol, cigarette and narcotics users get over their addictions.
Kennedy said as soon as the mainstream public realizes those positives, legalization will be within reach.
"I really do feel like it will happen in the next 10 years," said Kennedy, an Onondaga resident. "I never thought it would happen. But now people are entering the job stream who grew up with marijuana and they know the laws aren't working."
George Sherfield, state coordinator for Michigan Marijuana Movement, said hemp products and the medical use of marijuana has been legalized in Canada, and that possession laws in England also have been relaxed.
He's hoping American lawmakers will follow their lead. "We love this country more than anybody," Sherfield said. "We're not criminal - we're just pot smokers."
Sherfield's organization has drafted an amendment it hopes to get on the Michigan ballot in 2004.
Two previous attempts to get the proposal on the ballot have failed.
The proposal includes medical use of marijuana under a doctor's care; the right to establish farms to produce nonintoxicating hemp used for paint, clothing and food; and to legalize marijuana use for people 21 and older, in their own homes and away from kids.
Donna Paridee of New Baltimore attended the rally with her husband and two young sons.
She said marijuana being illegal is no different than the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s.
"I support freedom in America," she said. "I just like to smoke pot."

• NIMBIN, Australia

It is as impossible to guesstimate the size of the roll up for the 2002 Nimbin MMMMarch as it is to guesstimate the total inhalance of cannabis during the MardiGrass Protestival, but every number I have heard so far is in excess of 4 and 20 thousand cannabists! As usual in Nimbin, we din't march in a straight line, in fact, truth be told, we din't actually march at all, not much point even trying really, I mean even attempting to marshal the entire MardiGrass crowd to march from point A - via point B -to point C would be harder than herding 420 black cats at midnight and so, we decidedto ask the entire crowd (via the loud speakers) to take one step forward, then three steps back, two steps forward and then one step back (a little semi-dance step thing we call the 'real pace' of cannabis law reform) which of course resulted in as much confusion as marshalling a march or changing an illogical law, point is that thousands upon thousands of people come together every year in Nimbin for exactly the same reason. To call for an End to Cannabis Prohibition.

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In warm sun, a band plays "We want to grow the plant that can save the world!" People dance wildly, some with skill, some with redeeming social glee. Then they chant "FOR POT PEACE!". Then the best dancer gets dressed again, and hands out leaflets. Between dance bands, one lone flamenco guitarist weaves magic mirages in the air. The crowd gives a hero's welcome to San Francisco city supervisor (councilmember) Mark Leno, most effective local advocate for medical marijuana, soon moving up to the California state legislature. Organizers announce a picket at the Hall of Justice (local criminal courts), for Monday, May 6, at noon.
This large festival, stretching thru a block-long pedestrian mall, offers three stages, presenting different flavors of entertainment, so it's almost three festivals.
The diverse crowds unite around 4:20 pm, to march around a downtown tourist and shopping district, then circle back. Very few marchers carry signs, but many wear garlands of silk leaves resembling cannabis. As at most S.F. pickets, the intergalactic-conspiracy man and the senior nudist promote their obscure causes, politely tolerated by ultramellow "cannabists". By the time we return to United Nations Plaza, so has San Francisco's typical fog.

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Global Cannabis Action 2002 - World Contact List

Abbotsford: 604-607-1111 Tim Felger. Meet at 1 pm at mill lake park, march to courthouse at 2 pm

Albuquerque: Main NORML phone: (505)281-6277 or Rob Taylor (505) 565-4150 or Rich Haley <>

Amsterdam: (main event June 1) Has cornelissen, "Has©" <> or Govert Flinckstraat 295-2, 1074 CA Amsterdam 0031(0)20-6107807 / 0031(0)6-16314682 Legalize is organising a big benefit party for our rave. as u know our rave is in the beginning of juni (8 juni, not the 1th) but the benefit is during the MMM: on 4th of may!

Anchorage: Scot Dunnachie 907-278-4367 <> 2603 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503

Asheville: Jason Klein <> (828) 628-6040

Ashland: "Amber Leiter" <> 419-289-8810 , Amber Leiter, 165 Ronald Ave. Apt. I, Ashland, Ohio 419-207-8834

Athens: John Matthews <> 740-707-5169

Atlanta: Paul Cornwell/CAMP <> Ph.404-522-2267

Auckland: Chris Fowlie ph 09 302-5255

Augusta: Roger Leisner/Radio Free Maine. <>

Austin: Tracy Hayes "M5 coalition" <> 512.693.2356, cell 512.587.8838, 900 Bouldin, Austin TX, 78704. HIGH NOON, meet at Republic Park, 4th and Guadalupe; March at 1 PM, down Congress and over to the jail house on 10th and Guadalupe for a 10 minute vigil. Then head around the Govs Mansion towards the Capitol. Rally at the Capitol 2 PM. Speakers Ann Del Llano of the ACLU, Sarah Darrouzet of Austin National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Brian Parrett of Hemp Advocates of Texas (HAT), Zeal Stefanoff, a veteran marijuana activist and medical marijuana patient, Joe Ptak, an environmental and free speech activist, and more.

Batesville-Oxford: 662-578-6993 Gary / NFN Enterprise <> Live: ACRE WOOD. Band starts at 4:21 PM. 1509 Orwood Rd.

Battle Creek: "Jay Statzer" <> 616-697-4521 Rally in Friendship Park from Noon to 6:30pm with speeches by Rene Emery-Wolfe, Kalamazoo Action Network and the Green Party. Drum Circle. Sidewalk march at 4:20 to Calhoun County Correctional Facility for treatment instead of incarceration.

Berlin: Martin Muencheberg <> 0049-30-29490201

Berne: Swiss Hanf Koordination Sekretariat + 41-31-398-144 <> Roman will know which Swiss cities are marching.

Birmingham: Grow More Weed Campaign, PO Box 9121, Birmingham B138AU. 01212561303. (Mark Badger) Fax: 0121 256 1302. email:

Boca Raton: Steve Jacobsen (561)706-1670 <>

Bologna: mar. million march / association livello 57 ++39 051-271066<> Via Muggia #9, 40100 Bologna or

Boston: Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition\NORML P.O. Box 0266, Georgetown, MA 01833-0366 781-944-2266 - <> - 781-779-1334 fax On May 4, in conjunction with the Million Marijuana March's Liberation Day, we will be kicking off the Public Policy Question drive in Boston and elsewhere around the state. Please register your participation as a petitioner by e-mailing Steve Epstein at For more information go to:

Boulder: Fred Smith 303-449-2390 <> 850 17th St., Boulder, CO 80302

Braunschweig: <> This is an info stall in Braunschweig distributing leaflets and other information material from a stall in a shopping area.

Bremen: Silke Tel. 0179/180 25 25 Olaf 0162/77 34 576 Party-Project: 33 99 334 Main event: Sat, 4-May-2002, 12:00h at the Bahnhofsplatz, speeches at 13:00h at Goetheplatz + info stalls

Brno: Vaclav Linkov, <> Tel.: +420-737-811107

Bucharest: ClauditZa 004092195819 address: Spliff Decision, viorele street, nr 34 Bucharest, Romania or Poke 004091343202 address: piata romana, Bucharest, Romania Details: forum concert Mamaia Beach from morning with super music and the best stuff around; La Mania Disco 10pm

Buenos Aires: daihatsu or miss olga summers www. Nos juntaremos el 4 de mayo, 16 hs., a fumar uno en el planetario buenos aires.

Buffalo: Philip L Beavers jr./B.A.C.H <> 716-895-1987 1160 E. LOVEJOY (st) buffalo 14206 or Rebecca Powell 716-353-4807. La Salle PARK STAGE AT FRONT PARK IN BUFFALO . 1PM SHARP THERE WILL BE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT , vendors include hemp merchandise, food (also vegan), refreshments, hemp info , voter registration, jugglers, informational speakers from REconsider, B.A.C.H BUFFALO AND A SPECIAL SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED to speak at 4:20 pm ADULTS ONLY

Burlington: Denny Lane / Brendan Kinney, Vermont Libertarian Party & VT-NORML / (802) 496-2387 802-496-2387 POB 537, Waitesfield, Vt 05673 or matt hogg < (802) 865-9410. Rally starts at 12:30 at Burlington City Hall Park

Calgary: Ken Kirk e-mail: 780-430-8440

Capetown: "greggoodwin" <>

Carbondale: Liz Strebe 618-351-0397 202 E. College (Apt 1), Carbondale, IL 62901

Chicago: Caren Thomas, WCHDB, 2501 N. Lincoln, PMB#157; Chicago, IL 60614; 773-381-9330 - cell - 847-344-9394 email or 773-363-2942 -or- website - I've bought "" & it should be up real soon.

Chico: 530-345-1997 <> or or adrian aguilar (530)898-2150 or voicemail pgr 530-571-2071

Christchurch: Blair Anderson <> Mild Green Media Centre ph: ++64 3 389-4065 Website Newsforum news://

Cincinnati: Nathan Utter (513)556-6107 or 861-5722. 29 W. Daniels #16, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Cleveland: John <> (216)521-9333

Cologne: gow!Club CannaCom e.V. /redAktion: 0221 562-6347 "Vinnie" <>

Colorado Springs: Robert (719) 685-1189 <> 724 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO. 80829 or Bob Melamede <> rally in downtown Colorado Springs at Acatia Park.

Columbus: Kenneth Schweickart 614-265-VOTE <> 319 E. Hudson St. Columbus, Ohio 43202

Concord: (603)682-9077 "The Cannabis Times" <> or State House at noon

Copenhagen: Ole <> +45321572115 or Klaus Tuxen or Zid Dhartha (+0045) 32 95 65 07 org: Hampepartiet ( The party For HEMP) address: F.H.B. hampens plads Christiania, 1407 Kbh. K. March at 2 pm >from Faelledparken Christiania into Copenhage for smoke-in in Nyhavn

Dallas: Fletch 214-566-2460 <> 6008 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Tx. 75206

Dauphin: Shroom Dauphin, Manitoba Smoke-in, followed by walk to support legalization

Denver: Ken Gorman 303-935-6534 or 303-546-6125

Des Moines: (515) 288-5798 , , ; or Terry Mitchell (515) 789-4442; 608 Dallas St., Dexter, Iowa 50070.

Detroit: George George S. <> 313-533-6108 or "Professor Hemp" <> 313-563-3192 or "jude joseph" 313 438 1668 Rally in Grand Circus Park and Washington Plaza Noon to 6:30pm with acoustic sets from SistA Otis, speeches from Jay Statzer, Prof. Hemp, Tim Beck and Douglass Campbell (Green Candidate for Gov.) See the Detroit Ibogaine Project presentation and "Shattered Lives" display. Sidewalk march starts 4:20 to occupy downtown Detroit

Dover: "Richard J. Schimelfenig" <> or <> Delaware Cannabis Society c/o Richard J. Schimelfenig, 3504 Winterhaven Drive, Newark, DE 19702, (302) 456-9402

Dublin: "Butler, Philip" <> +353 1 4163707 or <>

Duesseldorf: Marlon Werkhausen <> phone: 049-172-7591795.

Duisburg: Dirk &Co <>

Dunedin: Duncan Eddy <> NORML NZ, phone: 027 4719 139

Durban: <> or <> +27 31 2016 359 PHONE AND FAX. Post net Suite 136, Private Bag X 04, DALBRIDGE, 4014, SOUTH AFRICA Justin Ballot, 134 Clark Road, Durban 4001, South Africa.

Edinburgh: "Linda Hendry"<> UK - 0131 667-6488

Edmonton, Alberta: Ken Kirk e-mail: 780-430-8440 or "Ross Z" <>

Ellwangen: Sven Semmler <>

Eugene: Kris Millegan <> 800-556-2012

Fairbanks, Alaska: Frank Turney 907-452-3777 or Chuck Rollins Jr. <>

Feldkirch: <> 3. Hempfest Organized by Legalize! ÷sterreich and B¸rgerinitiative Cannabis (Citizens' Initiative Cannabis) Start: 20:00h Location: Sonderbar Admission: 8 Euro, 4 Euro for students Speeches, Information, Music

Flensburg: Peter Bluhm <> phone: Irene: 04632-871771 Peter: 0461-13620

Flint: Rev. A.S."Happy" Wright <> 989 872 8005 The march will begin at 10 am on May 4th. First time annual event downtown Noon - 4:20pm

Frankenthal: helmut holtzheimer <>

Freiburg: <>, Verein fuer Drogenpolitik e.V. Info stall from 11:00h-17:00h. corner Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse - Schiffstrasse

Fresno: Glass Packers <> Eric Burns

Ft. Lauderdale: Sean LaPierre 954-584-8979 4750 N.W. 10th Court (Apt. 314), Plantation, FL 33313 email: imagic

Garberville : 707 923 4488 "Paul Encimer" <> Box 162, Piercy CA 95587; or "jeri" <>

Geneva: John Goetelen +41-22-349-6622

Halifax: 902 865-8606 Michael Patriquin <> HempWorks, 93 Orchard Dr, Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia B4E 3B3

Hamburg: Martina Katzsch <> ++49 40 4394493 Kulturhaus Eppendorf, at 20:00 Politisches Beisammensammensein Diskussionen - Musik

Hamilton: Contact

Helsinki : Finnish Cannabis Association

Hilo: Roger Christie <> (808) 961-0488

Homer, Alaska - contact Julie Cesarini, P.O. Box 812, Homer AK 99603, 907 235-6040.

Houston: Dean Farrell <> (281)752-9198. c/o Dean Becker, 11215 Oak Spring, Houston, TX 77043

Hull: Carl Wagner <> phone: +44 01482 494789 5 Victoria Square, Ella Street, Hull HU5 3AL, England

Huntsville: "Acorn" 256-489-2607 or <> 1267-A jupiter court, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35808. The festivities are set for 2 pm at big springs park here in huntsville.- smoke time, of course, 4:20 pm.

Indianapolis: Neal Smith, <>, 317-335-6023 Voice Mail, 3601 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Ithaca: Adam Hirsch <>, 111 Dryden Rd(Apt 9C), Ithaca, NY 14850. (607) 227-0302

Jefferson City: Al Minta (417)885-3993 address: 1653 N. Patterson (Apt A), Springfield, MO 65803 or Columbia NORML/Jeremy & Amanda 573-815-9821

Jerusalem: Joseph (011 972) 55-344-859

Johannesburg: Gordon Maene <> work: ( 011)805 6763 cell phone: 082 552 6393

Juneau: contact Brad Parfitt at

Kansas City: <> David 816-678-7447, 'its a beautiful day' 3918 broadway, kansas city mo. 64111... 816 931 6169.

Kelowna, B.C.: Teresa Taylor, CCC <> (250) 442-2741 or (250) 442-5166 Fax (250) 442-5167 or Amanda/hempshop (250)770-8171

Kent: 330-673-3060 Matthew S. Donowick 237 1/2 E. Summit st., Kent, OH 44242 <>

Kailua-Kona: Gretel Zapata of Free Mary Jane <> Tel# 808.328.9251 voice# 808.331.5418 81-1085c Capt. Cook RD Capt. Cook HI 96726 or PO box 746 Honaunau HI Event details = Meet at Old Airport soccer field 1PM. March to Huggo's and back.

Krakow: Marek Warmuz (+48)501-468-018 "quepassa" <>

Ladysmith: Terry & Wendy, (250)-245-3595, <>

Lansing: Kathy Kennedy 517-628-3915 or e-mail: "kathy kennedy" <> gather at 2PM at Olds Park (corner Cedar and Michigan) follow signs >from out of town to Lansing, then to Olds Park. 2:30 short march to the Capitol. 3:00 speakers Dan Salano, Renee Emry and Trena Moss with the Rainbow Farm story.

Las Vegas: Ray Facundo <>, 1750 Santa

Margarita, Apt 122, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702)-222-3560

Leadville: Ken Cary (719-486-2215. 114 W 6th # 9, Leadville, CO 80461

Leipzig: C.U. Rolf tel 03412131477 or "veejaykay" <>, jˆrg klepsch, simildenstr.12, 04277 Leipzig-germany

Lille: FARId GHEHIOUECHE <> Tel/fax : 01 44 93 93 57; Mobile: 06 14 81 56 79

Little Rock: Jamie Collins <> (501) 663-4216 1516 Fairpark Blvd., Little Rock, Ark. 72204

Liverpool: Will Graham <> tel (inc. international code): 0044 151 727 1458

London: International Cannabis Coalition (UK), PO Box 2243, London, W1A 1YF, UK. Chris: 020 7637 7467. Fax: 0870 0548646. E Mail: Begin with a carnival style march from Kennington Park (assemble 12pm) with floats, banners, costumes and samba beats leading to an all day free festival in Brockwell Park, Brixton, featuring music, the Hemp Expo, Medical Cannabis Marquee, Speakers Area, Hemp Food, and much more...

Los Angeles: Sister Somayah 323-232-0935 or 504-858-0981 Ashley <>

Ljubljana: #352; ou-Lj, Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana or Mojca …traus 0038641786490 Vinski vrh5a, 3240 …marje pri jel´┐Żah, Ljubljana, Slovenia Rally Concert Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 11 am a manifestation of freedom and tolerance. Starting at 3pm, sketches and speeches finishing at 9 pm, continuing into the night at After Dark, Metalkova, K4

Luxemburg (LU) <>, Tel: 00352 26 53 08 95, They are planning a press conference and handing out leaflets. Mailing address:LIFE, 53, Val des Aulnes, L-3811 Schifflange

Lyon: FARId GHEHIOUECHE <> Tel/fax : 01 44 93 93 57; Mobile: 06 14 81 56 79

Madison: Ben Masel <> 608-257-5456

Manchester: Cannabis Coalition (Manchester), 57 Church Street, Smithfield Buildings, Manchester, M4. Tel: 0161 834 1130. email:

Marburg: Gr¸ne Hilfe Hessen, c/o Jo, Tel/Fax: 06631/801512 Location: Cafe Am Gr¸n, Start: 19:30h Hempevent Liberation Day with Word Music (live), speeches and hemp, cannabis, marijuana infos

Marseilles: FARId GHEHIOUECHE <> Tel/fax : 01 44 93 93 57; Mobile: 06 14 81 56 79

Melbourne: Kevin Aplin FL CAN (321)-726-6656. Jodi James - Coalition Advocating Medical Marijuana 321-253-3673. We will be parading with floats and a police escort (free of charge) from Fee Ave Park to City Hall in Old Downtown Melbourne on May 4thmarch Assembles at 12:00 Noon. There will be a concertafterwards at the Greenhouse Cafe and Hemp Museum on East NewHaven Ave.

Memphis: Lanie 731-855-7527

Mexico City: +5300 5774 "Tato" "Camello" "Asoc. Mexicana de Estudios Sobre el Cannabis" <> Leopoldo Rivera Rivera/AsociaciÛn Mexicana de Estudios sobre el Cannabis, Amapola # 35, col. Jardines del Molinito, Naucalpan, Estado de MÈxico. CP. 53530 M…XICO or Adolfo Prieto 1003, Col. del Valle,

C.P. 03100, Mexico, D.F.,, Event Details: Meet in front of Palacio de Bellas Artes at 3pm. Saturday May 4, 2002

Miami: Glenn Allen, 42c s.e.12th st. Dania, Fl 33004, 954-929-7025 aka "Nelg Nella" <> The Miami May 4th event is tentatively scheduled for Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.

Milwaukee: "Dominic Salmaan" <> 414-469-0899. 1525 E. Royall (Apt # 14), Milw., WI 563202.

Minneapolis: Grassroots Party or Chris Wright <> 612-522-5374. March @ High Noon from Loring Park to Washburn Fair-Oaks Park.

Missoula: Angela Goodhope <> (406) 829-1703 Jacob's Island 420ish to University and then possibly downtown; Bands and hempy refreshments

Montpelier: Rama Schneider <> (802) 433-5441 address: 1614 Gilbert Road, Williamstown, VT 05679

Montpellier at Le Bikini

Montreal: Marc-Boris St-Maurice <> (514)528.1768

Moscow: mailing address Russia, Moscow, ul.Grimau 16, ap.28


Nantes: FARId GHEHIOUECHE <> Tel/fax : 01 44 93 9357; Mobile: 06 14 81 56 79

Napa: Bruce Trask 707-253-9295 1020 Soscol Ferry Rd, Napa, CA94558.

Nashville: "Howie & Marivuana Leinoff" <>(615)ACT-HIGH.

Newark: "Lori Simpson" <> 47 Mark ct., Bear, DE 19701 302-838-4375.

New Haven: Lucas Davenport <> 203-752-2462

New Orleans : Ashley the Fearless 504-488-2392, cell (504) 858-0981 or Daisy 504-957-HERB email:<>

New Paltz: NORML / SSDP PO Box 775, New Paltz, NY 12561 from 2pm - 6pm rally complete with bands, speakers etc. at 6pm march through town for about an hour the local SUNY at campus to join the 3rd annual Rock Against Racism concert hosted by New Paltz NORML w. Merl Saunders and his Funky Friends, Tony Vacca - World Rythems with Gokh-Bi System New York City: Dana 212-677-7180 <>

Nimbin: Max Stone of the Australian Cannabis Law Reform Movement" ph: 61 0266 891842. <>Big Bong Mobile

Normal: Zach (309)451-1516 "Bud Spliff" <>

Nuernberg: Emanuel Kotzian ("Green Party") <> phone: 0049-911-535433 14.00 CET - LIBERATION DAY DEMO 2002 ANNAPARK, U-Bahn Maffeiplatz, (Demo durch die Innenstadt zur Lorenzkirche) 16.00 CET - LIBERATION DAY ACT 2002 LORENZKIRCHE, U-Bahn Lorenzkirche, Gregor Gysi, Ulrich Maly (OB-N¸rnberg), Claudia Roth (alle angefragt) & guter Musik (garantiert!) 18.00 CET - LIBERATION DAY DANCE 2002 K4- Kˆnigsstr.93 - groþer Festsaal, Sound: 12 DJ/MC-MIX FOR LIBERATED PEOPLE (Reggae-Hiphop)

Oberlin: Patty Hallman <> (440)774-4544) c/o Stitch by Stitch & Curiousities, 31 South Main Street, Oberlin,OH 44074

Omaha: Paul Tripp,, (402)598-6180 12216 Poppleton Plz. #238, Omaha, NE, 68144

Oslo: <> Torkel Bj¯rnson, NORMAL, Hjelmsgt 3, N0-0158 Oslo, Norway

Ottawa: "deadmanseedco" <> 613-749-3014 Don Appleby or Rick Reimer at 613-756-2961 or Rob Brown at 613-756-5892

Paducah: Paula (270)362-9849 <>, Cher Ford-McCullough <> 65 Cabin Lane, Gilbertsvile, Ky. 42044 or Brian McCullough <> (270) 362-8186 We got Gatewood for this Years March!

Palm Springs: Lanny Swerdlow or <> pager: 760-836-8166; ph: 760-799-2055.

Paradise: Virgil Hales 530-877-5814

Paris: FARId GHEHIOUECHE <> Tel/fax : 01 44 93 93 57; Mobile: 06 14 81 56 79 or "Dalila AKROUR" <> 5, rue de Tombouctou 75018 PARIS On friday 3rd, one opening night for a Drugs Legalisation Festival with plenty of famous bands in different places in Paris. Saturday 4th, Big demo. Bastille place 3:00 PM ; and evening : following of the music festival. Sunday 5th, at Main d'Oeuvre in Saint Ouen (stick to North Paris), all day happenings with : forum about Drugs legalisation, film festival against censorship on drugs, conference and debate on the topic : what about a new french drugs policy ?, art performance, public lecture, photo exhibits... and hemp food buffet

Philadelphia: <>, "chuck palmer" <chuckp@CritPath.Org> 610-279-6358, or "Dave Toaff" <>

Pilsner:, e-mail

Pordenone: Ivan Romano, Via Firenze 5, 33080 Porcia, PN, Italy ++39434591026 ++43428098

Portland: (503) 239-6110 MMM 2002 Committee c/o Oregon NORML (OrNORML) PO Box 86443, Portland, OR 97286 Madeline Martinez or Steven M. Cooper Volunteer Coordinator

Portland: "The Second National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: "Analgesia and Other Indications" May 3& 4, 2002, Holiday Inn at the Convention Center, Portland, Or. This is an accredited conference that is co-sponsored by Patients Out ofTime, the Portland Community College Institute of Health Professionals, the Oregon Health Division, Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse, and the Oregon Nurses Association. Registration information and conference details will be available by February 1, 2002 at .. Press representatives should contact Patients Out of Time for information at (434) 263-4484 or <>.

Prague: Michael "xChaos" Polak <> Tel: +420 603 872631 / +420 2 33355668 / ICQ# 40434104 (Stop drug war & release victims !)

Providence: Ann McCormick <> 401-724-6285 41 Greenfield Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861-2934 or Dave Farias 401-521-3054, 21 Pomona Ave, Providence, RI 02908

Raleigh-Durham: Bryan T. Moore <> 614 Carolina Ave. Raleigh, NC 27606-1606 (919) 816-0609 or "Jeff Badalucco" <> (919)834-2816 238 Pecan St., Raleigh, NC 27603

Rapid City: Bob Newland <> 877-687-5297, 605-255-4032 website:

Recklinghausen: Jossi <>

Regina: Daniel Johnson <>

Rennes at l'Ubu. Jean Charles PETITJEAN, BARACANNA (COCAR), 105, rue St HÈlier, 35000 Rennes. TÈl : 33 (0)2 23 35 15 69 Fax : 33 (0)2 23 35 01 33 E-Mail : SIRET : 432 785 822 00029 APE : 913 E ouvert mercredi de 14h30 ý 19h30 jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 10h ý 20h They will offer hemp seeds to people at a rally in front of the mayor's house.

Reno: Michelle 775-287-1594 or Sharon Noble 775-971-9237. 11540 Rocky Mt. St., Reno, NV 89505. Virginia Lake at noontime on May 4, 2002

Richmond: "Roy B. Scherer" <> (804) 355-7612, or campus libs at <>

Rio de Janeiro: +55 - 21 - 9885 9162

Rome: "Segreteria Forte Prenestino" <> or Michela Gesualdo <mgesuald@ilmanifesto>

Rosario: +54 - 341 - 4642699 or +54 - 341 - 155093184 E-mail: Corrientes 1307, 2000 - Rosario- ARGENTINA

Salt Lake City: Dr. Ken Larsen (801) <> 856 E. 100th St. South (#2), Salt Lake City, UT 84102 or Andy Morrill (801)334-8122 <> A. Reed Morrill, 1663 Historic 25th Street,Ogden, Utah 84401 In Salt Lake City, we will assemble at South Temple and West Temple. At High Noon, we will begin our march East to State Street and then North to the steps of the Capital. That will take about 30 or 40 minutes. Then, we will have music and speakers. Dennis Peron, author of Proposition 215 in California, will be our featured speaker.

San Diego: San Diego A.C.T. (Association for Cannabis Therapeutics) c/o T.Villodas,901"F"street#413,San Diego, Ca.92101 email: Ed zepplin <> or Donna 619-302 3041 or 619-223-1050 (land line) 619-302-3041 (mobile)

San Francisco: Hemp Evolution/Clark Sullivan "freeman sullivan" <> or or LAMPS 415-487-0561

San Juan: Christian Fernandez <> Box 839 Gurabo, PR 00778

San Luis Obispo: "Rusty Stuart" <> 1722 Nacimiento Lake Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446 805-237-7303 or 805-237-7306 And Jo-D: 805.937.0034

San Marcos: Joe Ptak: 512.754.0264 Email: Postal: 213 Ramsay St.; #107, San Marcos, TX; 78666

Santa Cruz: DdC <> or Jason Brodsky <> or Bryan Gilstein <> (831-502-3865) Bryan Gilstein, UCSC, 600 Kresge Ct, Santa Cruz CA 95064 discussion list: Meet at the clocktower at 4:00, march at 4:20 on May 4th

St. Louis: 314-962-0690 or St. Louis Area NORML , PO Box 220243, St. Louis, MO 63122, Phone: 314-995-1395 Email: <> Saturday 4 May - 4:20 March to the Arch - The main event is 3PM at Kiener Plaza (Market and Broadway in Dowtown St Louis MO) for general protesting, sign displays and lots of yelling good natured 1st Amendment fun. At 4:20 we March to the Arch past KMOV-TV and KMOX-AM where we entice them to come out for coverage. Event concludes with speakers, drumming and victim testimonials on the steps facing the Mississippi River under the Gateway Arch. Sign making parties and other earlier Cannabis Liberation Day events to be announced.

Saskatoon: Jeremiah Whipp (306)230-0951 -- 1800 Main St (Apt 42), Saskatoon, Sask. S7H4B3.

Sofia: Chris Pantchev Xpu100 <>

Stuttgart: <>, Verein fuer Drogenpolitik e.V. Info stall from 11:00h-17:00h. corner Kˆnigstrasse / B¸chsenstrasse

Tallahassee: (850)321-8311 ask for Matt <> Ricky Bradford FSU NORML c/o Oglesby, Union Student Activities Office, FL 32306

Tampa: (813)779-2551. Michael Palmieri <> or <>; (FORML ). P.O. Box 2061, Zephyrhills, Florida 33539. ups: 38233 Tucker Rd, Zehyrhills, FL 33541 ; or <> ph: (727)347-6245

Taos: Danielle Romero (505)770-5260 or Joanne Foreman <> 505-751-1102

Tel Aviv: Boaz Wachtel -- Tel:972-54-573679 PO Box 2983, Even Yehuda, 40500 Israel.

Thunder Bay: Doug Thompson <> 807-475-7436

Tokyo: Takao Bakuya (Cannabist) +81-3-3706-6885

Toronto: "Terry Parker Jr." 2209-55

Triller Ave. Toronto, Ont. Canada, M6R-2H6 416-533-7756 or Derek Wellwood or Larry Duprey (416)540-7829 fax(416)242-2635 <> or <> Toronto Area Association / Marijuana Party of Canada, 132 Dundas St. East, Toronto,On M5B 1E2 (416)367-3459 Please note that Toronto is doing the Parade on Sunday May5.

Traverse City: Melody Karr <> (231)885-2993 PO Box 524 Mesick, MI 49668. or 10954 Birch Road Mesick MI 49668. Rally from Noon to 4:20pm at the Maritime Museum with speeches by Cannabis Action Network. March from 4:00 - 4:20pm

Trondheim: <> Line Arstad, NORMAL, Hjelmsgt 3, N0-0355 Oslo, Norway

Tucson: "mary mackenzie (formerly crow)" <> (520)323-2947 or 3400 east speedway, #118, tucson, arizona 85716

Turku: Vihreet Pantterit

Ukiah: Verge Belanger "v belanger" <> Tommy Gunn, 528 North State St. #1, Ukiah, Ca. 95482 1 PM Rally w. speakers and music at Medocino County Courthouse (Perkins & State Sts.). Then Million Marijuana March to Todd Grove Park for a Potluck picnic with various speakers, 2 acoustic music acts, juggling, info, etc

Upper Lake, Ca.: Linda & Eddy Lepp"linda senti" <> 707-275-8879

Vancouver: David Malmo-Levine, <> BC Marijuana Party Bookstore and Internet Broadcasting Center, 307 West Hastings Tel. 604 682-1172 The plan is to start at the Art Gallery (Georgia and Howe st.) at 2PM, do the "non-violence/hug power" speech for security and informational context thing, then march down to the US consulate at 3PM (1095 W.Pender) and have a rock concert! Marc will probably be handing out some fine herbal relaxants and euphoriants. Prizes for best sign/banner, costume and joke. Send regular mail address to (mark email with "activepackage" in title)and you will recieve free zines/posters/pamphlets! For rally tips, check out the "Rally Do's and Don'ts" shows in the "High Society" archive at!

Vega Alta: jose a hernandez <> location Park Recreativo. Que Viva La Musica Coqui Coqui.

Vienna: 5. Hanffeuer, Bushdoctor <> Phone: +43 (01) 524 04 40, Fax: +43 (01) 524 04 24, Kirchengasse 19, A-1070, Vienna, Austria"

Vilnius: "Andrius Brazas" <> http://www.hardcore 370 98 84714

Walton: Dave Baughman 620-837-4496 <> 124 S. Walton Ave., Walton, Kansas 67151

Washington, D.C.: John Pylka, <> Phone: 202-887-5770 .or

Wellington Ben Knight <> NORML NZ , PO Box 27-315, Wellington +64 25 377509

Winnepeg: Chris Buors, <> mail to 430 Winterton ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2K 1K4

Winston-Salem: Queen Selassie (336) 661-0684 4469 Indiana Ave, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105

Wolfenb¸ttel: <> This is an info stall in Wolfenb¸ttel. I'm not sure about the exact location yet. It's organized by ['solid], the youth organization affiliated with the PDS (a socialist party)

Worcester: C.J. & Judi Bunn, 413-245-3675 #9 Maybrook Rd, Holland, MA 01521

Yellow Springs: Devon Ronaldson <> 937 769 1764 c/o Student mailr oom, 795 livermore st., yellow springs OH 45387

Zagreb: "Sergio Stifanic" <> GALOVICEVA 10, 10000 ZAGREB Phone: ++385 1 2330667

Zurich: Swiss Hanf Koordination Sekretariat + 41-31-398-144 <> a free apéro for all our customers in our hemp-store: CHanf++ GmbH, Zweierstrasse 124, CH-8003 Zürich


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