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NYC Cannabis Parade
May 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Saturday May 6, 2017
March with your buds from West 31st down Broadway to Union Square.
A rally will be held at Union Square South Plaza and will consist of a mix of activism, speakers and entertainment for four hours.
This event was started back in the early 70’s by Drug Policy advocate, Dana Beal, through his organization, Cures not Wars. Always focused on cannabis and drug policy, and always taking place the first Saturday of May but has gone by many names: Fifth Ave Pot Parade, Jay Day, Cannabis March, The Yippie Parade and more….
In 1999, this Yippie NYC tradition went Global under the new goal & moniker: The Million Marijuana March, but as that was quickly exceeded with over 500 cities in dozens of countries participating the first year, it blossomed into a huge grassroots global movement: The Global Marijuana March (GMM), with reportedly over 800 cites in 2016.
NYC, once labeled the “Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World” under the Bloomberg administration, hasn’t fared much better with his predecessor, including a 10% jump last year alone.
With states across the nation passing laws to tax and regulate cannabis alike alcohol, this is an opportunity for New Yorkers to step up and let their voices be heard.
In connection with the Global Marijuana March, we also want to raise awareness on the harm the War on Drugs has had across the globe, not just Cannabis Prohibition alone.