Oregon: 15th Annual Global Cannabis March
Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014, as nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fifteenth annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.
The keynote speaker for the event will be our own Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, (District 3). He will be speaking immediately following the march.
Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Disenchanter and Justin James Bridges have joined the lineup for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 4:00pm in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Three initiative campaigns, the Oregon Cannabis Amendment (I-21), Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (I-22) and the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act (I-53) will be collecting signatures to put social cannabis on the November 2014 ballot. Registered Oregon voters are encouraged come down and have their voice heard by signing all three initiatives.
Initiative 21, a constitutional amendment to end prohibition and stop imposing criminal penalties for marijuana, has 38,000 signatures collected to date. It needs 116,284 valid registered Oregon voters' signatures by July 3rd to qualify for the November 2014 ballot.
Initiative 22, a proposed statute to regulate and tax marijuana, and allow farmers to grow hemp for fuel, fiber and food, has gathered 25,000 signatures. It needs 87,213 valid registered Oregon voters' signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
A bio-diesel school bus has confirmed they will be offering rides to the disabled; they will be parked nearby the Pioneer Square. There will also be an ASL interpreter for the hearing impaired. Come out and join us!
Oregon NORML, KBOO Community Radio and Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) are sponsors of this event.