The 1999 Million Marijuana March!

The 1999 Million Marijuana March!
Posted by FoM on May 03, 1999 at 20:57:51 PT
Source: High Times Magazine
Saturday, May 1, 1999, was expected to be the biggest event in marijuana reform history. For the first time ever, organizers from around the world banded together in a peaceful protest to tell the world to end the War on Drugs and relegalize marijuana... on the same day.
Twenty-five cities held mass protests: Albuquerque, Amsterdam, Auckland, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Edinburgh, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Madison, Melbourne, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Nimbin, Oslo, Prague, Seattle, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Tucson, Vancouver and Washington D.C.Due to a blanket media blackout on the event details on all 25 or so events are sketchy at best. Here is a rundown the few reports we have received (we will post more news about the event as we receive more reports): ATLANTAAccording to one attendee (named "Stephen") the turnout in Atlanta was lighter than organizers had hoped for because the march had to compete with a very large music fest in the same area. Stephen also said: "The permits needed for concessions were not granted (for whatever reason) and vendors were scarce. Personally, I saw only three guys get cuffed and hauled away. All in all, it was a beautiful day in the park."Stephen also wanted to send a message to those who do choose to attend these events:"While I'm here, may I suggest that more emphasis be placed on conduct while supporting marijuana? If people see a supporter acting like an asshole, then marijuana = assholes. Same thing applies for vulgarity. Please do what you can about this or we don't have a chance.Thanks, Stephen"Click the above link for a video report from Atlanta and the complete article!Thank You High Times!
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