17th Annual Los Angeles Global Marijuana March, 2015


Colliseum and Crenshaw to Leimert Park 2015

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

Event Masters: R. W. Akile and Moori Bey

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.


14th Annual Los Angeles Global Marijuana March

The above video is of the late founder of the original Los Angeles Million Marijuana March, Sister Somayah Kambui at her last appearance at the 2008 Global Marijuana March, an event she and Dana Beal originated in 1999 and she produced every year until her death. This year’s mic is open and ready for your voice on May 5, 2012 to pick up the liberation flag that she, Jack Herer, Michelle Rainey, Gatewood Galbraith, Peter McWilliams and countless others have made available for us to speak through. Leave a note below if you’d like to be included in the organizational activities and parties. The general structure, subject to fine tuning, is below. We are hemping now.

WHO: Los Angeles 14th Annual Global Marijuana March
Executive Producers R. W. Akile (501c3) and Moori Bey, Producers Sister Undine (the late Sister Somayah’s nurse), J. Nayer Hardin, Richard M. Davis who is the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, Treasurer Oba Ire, Music & Art Director, Sherwood Akuna Phone 213 – 640-0115 – Event Blog http://www.lagmm.wordpress.com

WHAT: Uniting the Greater Los Angeles Area’s marijuana activist with like minds all over the planet

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 High Noon – Dusk,

Press interviews & conference 10 a – 11a,

Street Corner bullhorn promotions, 11a–12n –

March up Crenshaw to Leimert Park High Noon – 2-3p;

Celebration in Leimert Park 3p – Dusk

WHERE: West Adams/Leimert Park sections of Los Angeles, CA; 

Start Adams & Crenshaw 11a – March/Parade – High Noon;

End Leimert Park

WHY: Stop the drug war and re-institute Hemp For Victory.

HOW: Wide range of speakers, activists and community support folks showing and teaching the many benefits of hemp, like it’s ability to cure the increased cancers resulting from the nuclear crisis from our Japan.

OPPORTUNITY: As part of the international event, on May 5th – the 14th Annual Los Angeles Global Marijuana March brings together clubs, patients, business people, media and others involved in the modern legalization movement to share ideas, strategize and have a really good time.  The most obvious benefits include direct reach without wasted impressions advertising, networking and discussing vital applications as we push through the best solution to many of our problems, hemp, by whatever name floats your boat (which could be made from hemp plastics). 

This year’s event marks a historic opportunity to march, ride, float, speak or just take pictures/video to post on the web and other media, down Crenshaw on a Saturday afternoon with a police escort, carrying your legal plants with pride and joy if you’d like.  Many live uploads to the web are encouraged to afford an international stage for hemp enthusiasts.

NARRATIVE: On May 5, 2012 at high noon, many hemp activists will meet-up smoking on Adams & Crenshaw in LA. Key activists and speakers will be available for press interviews from 10a – 11a. From 11a to 12 noon is street corner organizing, promoting, where many take the bullhorn and speak on the need to end the drug war now. At 12 noon the 2.1 mile march/parade up Crenshaw to Leimert Park begins. The marchers, some carrying live hemp plants, some marching as part of a hoodie rally component, will also march in support of the end of lynching, marching with a LAPD escort, due to arrive at the park between 2-3 pm. There will be floats from clubs, patients and industrial hemp companies. The balance of the event in the park consists of a community celebration including speakers, live music and an innovative vendors market where people can get their medical marijuana certification, taste hemp foods and see hemp fashions. All are welcomed.