Date: May 2, 2015
March Gathering Time: 11 am
Gathering Location: Corner of Coliseum & Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA
March Start Time: Around High Noon
Arrival at Leimert Park: Apx. 2 pm
Event conclusion: Dusk
As part of a world wide celebration of the hemp plant, the 17th Annual Los Angeles Global Marijuana March was announced by event master R. W. Akile.
Plans are set for activists and folks who want to learn about this miraculous plant at 11am on the corner of Coliseum and Crenshaw for an hour of meet and greet with bull horn corner activism. The annual event is a dynamic blend of old school marijuana / hemp activists with new members of the legalization movement. Though legalization of marijuana has been a hard, multi century struggle, taking it to the streets has consistently moved us forward to the drug war’s end.
March start time is around high noon (of course) down Coliseum to Martin Luther King Blvd turning in the direction of Leimert Park for the celebration.
Marchers will arrive at Leimert Park around 2 p.m. where music, speeches, and access to information on how we can use hemp to save ourselves will be discussed. For example, California has a serious drought going on, as President Obama’s Anger translator said, it’s bone dry. Using 3D printing in hempcrete and hemp plastic to build ocean water cleaning plants could be completed quickly since the contour crafting construction technique can build a 2,500 sq. ft. house in less than 24 hours. The Fukushima radiation is washing up on the USA west coast. Hemp phytoremediation can clean the soil. Medical cannabis can help with the cancers. Hemp building materials can help reduce indoor radiation. The industrial hemp alone will will radically improve the economy as folks can grow their own wealth.
In addition to life upgrades, honored at this year’s march are the many fallen hemp heroes who, since Global Marijuana March founder Dana Beal contacted Sister Somayah Kambui in 1999 to join and produce the first march in Los Angeles, which was shut down by the police early, will be Sister Somayah, Richard M. Davis, Jim Rosenfield, Peter McWilliams, TC, Jim Stewart, Jack Herer and others.
Los Angeles event founder, the late Sister Somayah Kambui was able to double her life expectancy using a strain of cannabis she developed, Nigritian Keif, that she would share with members of the community for free suffering from that illness. Co-founder Richard M. Davis, USA Hemp Museum lived a long and productive life dedicated to spreading the word of the many benefits the hemp plants gives us. Jack Herer, activist and author of the Emperor Wears No Clothes taught us that hemp works like a nuclear mop to clean the environment of toxins. Jim Rosenfield was a pioneer in the cannabis and computers movement teaching that we need to use the technology to educate people about the need to end the drug war so we can restore freedom not just in the USA, but the world. Peter McWilliams book Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do is a foundation of logic for stopping the drug war now. Captain Ed, Ron Tisbert, and She Who Remembers – Jeanie. They all taught the old school wisdom of until all of us are saved, none of us are saved.
The event speakers list for this years event is being finalized and this page will be updated daily. Since the war on drugs is the main justification for our current experience of police brutality, solutions on this vital issue will be discussed too.
Here’s an updated list of events all over the world.
Wherever you are, celebrate.