This weekend is the Million Marijuana March across the World!
The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is an annual rally held at different locations across the planet. It refers to cannabis-related events that occur on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, and may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and information tables.
The Global Marijuana March also goes by the name of the Million Marijuana March(MMM). It began in 1999.
Around 600 different cities worldwide have signed up since 1999. There are local names for the event too. Such as: World Cannabis Day, Cannabis Liberation Day, Global Space Odyssey, Ganja Day, J Day, Million Blunts March, etc..
The Global Marijuana March is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike.
One of the main organizers since 1999 is Dana Beal and his Cures-Not-Wars.org website. Another of the main organizers is CannabisCulture.com and its magazine, Cannabis Culture. Both Dana Beal and CannabisCulture.com people have mailed thousands of GMM-MMM posters worldwide over the years.
The rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Canada is a city tradition since 1999. 20,000 people showed up in 2007. 15,000 in 2008, despite the rain. For the May 2, 2009 event theToronto Star reported: “Police estimate roughly 12,000 people filled the north lawns of Queen’s Park yesterday afternoon, with about 5,000 participating in a 2 p.m. march to decriminalize marijuana.” In 2010 over 40,000 people came to the Queen’s Park. The parade had over 12,000 people, making the Toronto Global Marijuana March, the largest cannabis event in Canada, and the largest Global Marijuana March event of all the participating cities.