The march aims to educate people about the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of cannabis, protests the prohibition of marijuana, and encourages people to sign pro-pot petitions. If you believe you should have the right, as a responsible adult American, to choose a safer recreational alternative to alcohol or a safer medication than prescription drugs, please show up. Please bring supporters and start gathering at the park as early as 3:30 p.m. Protesters at the Phoenix Global Marijuana March should make signs advertising the benefits of marijuana. The history of marijuana prohibition in this country goes back to the 1930s, when Henry Anslinger, Assistant Prohibition Commissioner in the Bureau of Prohibition (precursor to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) signed the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.
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Tom Dean Attorney and Legal Director for Phoenix NORML spoke out at the Rally on February 7th.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
A number of Activists turned out Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday to Rally against John Kavanagh who authored a resolution that would put medical marijuana back on the ballot. Voters narrowly approved it in 2010. Rain Baker, director for Phoenix NORML, a group that advocates for medical marijuana, said another vote would be a waste of tax payers money and time. The economy has prospered in Arizona since it’s passing. Many new businesses have opened their doors employing 1000′s of people hydro stores and smoke shops have tripled in the valley since it’s passing. Teens using marijuana has dropped as well as prescription drug use. Highern Chef Tony,Rain Baker, John Hahn, Liz Hourican,Tom Dean, Linzy Miggantz and Eric Johnson where some of the activists there on Thursday morning.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )