New Blog for Atlanta Marijuana March

Update: Looks like times are all over the place, from 11:30am, 2:00pm, even 5:00pm. Meanwhile, it looks like Pablo and his group are hoping for a less rainy day and moving the March to the 9th. Why not do it back to back!? Let’s do it today and next Saturday too! Anyway, it looks like paths are all over the place as well. I think the consensus was that we should meet in civic places like government buildings, Freedom Park, the Carter Center should be where we start and, in the end, settle up in Little Five. I hope to see you all. PLEASE COMMENT BACK HERE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE DURING THE MARCH. It is time to organize better Atlanta; don’t let Athens and Gwinnett show you up!

Update: Some are starting in Hunt Park, going to the Capitol, then the Carter Center and then Little Five Points. What do you think? Watch for the poll.

Hello! If you haven’t noticed, there has been a lot of news lately about reforming US marijuana law. We are here to promote social activism by participation in the Atlanta Marijuana March that will take place on May 2nd, 2009.

The march will begin at Freedom Park (map), move to the Carter Center (map), and end at Atlanta’s City Hall east (map).

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    matdthomas said,

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    Kellie said,

    hey guys I was wondering if anyone new when the 2010 Atlanta March will be? I’m very interested in going to support weed!

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      Charles said,

      I think we all meet up at freedom park like last year on the 1st or on the 8th if it is raining

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    Monique said,

    Jesus loves marijuana!

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    J said,

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    2009-06-03 @ 17:50

    It was great. I was stoned before I got there and bought some good stuff for use later.

    Regards,
    JS

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    Sean said,

    What were the results?

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    Chris said,

    For this years Worldwide Marijuana March Gwinnett Green will be getting a HUGE group together to participate in the march from Hurt Park to the Fulton County Justice building, past the capitol and carter center,and ll through the streets of Atlanta.This means signs and flyers and getting our voices heard. DO NOT BE SCARED WE WILL BE PROTESTING IN A LEGAL MANNER EXPRESSING OUR RIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION.THE POLICE WILL NOT BOTHER US!this event is taking place in cities worldwide,why not step up and help us get Atlanta’s voice heard!HERE IS THE OFFICIAL ROUTE FOR THE 2009 WORLDWIDE MARIJUANA MARCH IN ATLANTA. WE WILL BE ASSEMBLING AT CENTENNIAL PARK AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY THE 2ND. WE WILL BEGIN THE MARCH AROUND 11:30-12:00 MARCHING DOWN HARRIS STREET THROUGH BIG HEART PARK AND THE PEACHTREE CENTER, TURNING DOWN COURTLAND THROUGH HURT PARK AND THE GSU CAMPUS, STOPPING OFF AT THE STATE CAPITOL FOR A SPEECH/RALLY, THEN HEADING DOWN MLK THROUGH UNDERGROUND, THEN TO PEACHTREE THROUGH WOODRUFF PARK AND PAST THE 5 POINTS MARTA STATION, TURNING DOWN MARRIETTA STREET TOWARD THE CNN CENTER AND PHILIPS ARENA, AND FINNALLY BACK DOWN TECHWOOD TO CENTENNIAL PARK OT WRAP THINGS UP.CONTACT GWINNETTGREEN@YAHOO.COM FOR FURTHER INFO.http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3407^go to this linkKeep this card with you in case of involvement with law enforcement personnel.Instructions to make your own card:* Download the PDF document· You can also print 4 cards on one page. (Requires Adobe Reader).* Print page one* Re-insert the paper to print on the back and print page two* Trim and fold between the opposing text* Card stock suggestedText of the cardTHE NORML FOUNDATION FREEDOM CARDThe U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from interfering with your right to remain silent, to consult with an attorney, and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. However, it is up to you to assert these rights. This NORML Foundation Freedom Card will help you do so effectively.If you are confronted by a police officer, remain calm. Be courteous and provide your identification. Politely refuse to answer any further questions. Ask to talk to an attorney. Do not consent to any search of your person, your property, your residence or your vehicle. Tell the officer you would like to give him or her this card, which is a statement of the constitutional rights you wish to invoke. Do not reach for this card until you have obtained the officer’s permission to do so.If the officer fails to honor your rights, remain calm and polite, ask for the officer’s identifying information and ask him or her to note your objection in the report. Do not attempt to physically resist an unlawful arrest, search or seizure. If necessary, you may point out the violations to a judge at a later time.

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    the wiz said,

    I’m trying to find out what time to meet too… a few years ago (in 2007), we all met up at Freedom Park at 4:30 and just protested in front of cars moving along Moreland Ave., attempting to get them to honk for support… we even managed to recruit some people. We didn’t really march anywhere. Then at 6, everyone left. So if anyone out there knows what time we converge, POST IT HERE! Thanks!

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    Hannah said,

    How about we agree to meet at 2pm? that sounds like a time we all can be awake for, right? seriously people, quit asking what time it is and set a time! wait- I just did. 🙂 lets go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Baron said,

    Get Informed, Get Involved, and Support GCC Atlanta

    http://georgiacannabisco-op.com

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    Fernando said,

    hey, at what time are you meeting at Freedom Park?

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    Jim said,

    So what time is this happening? Lets post some ads around and get people on board. Do you need help organizing?

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    Ele said,

    OK, I used to work for/with Seattle Hempfest. A totally volunteer, 2-day concert with 5 stages, hundreds of vendors and a core crew that worked through the year to pull the event off. Our mission was to not only to pull the event off, but educate people on the benefits of hemp and marijuana.

    It was important to us that, even though kind of living a hippie lifestyle, showing people that marijuana users were upstanding citizens that paid taxes, volunteered in other ways and helped our communities. Not some low life people that were on public assistance and sold drugs for money.

    We were able to get a city law passed that made smoking marijuana in a public place the least thing you could get in trouble for. The Seattle Pollice are actually on film saying they requested working Hempfest because it was such an easy assignment. The most problems we ever had were the Christian hecklers outside the park that told us we were going to hell for smoking weed.

    Although we live in the Bible Belt, some more out than others, we need to organize. Tell your freinds about the march, put out flyers, promote on Craigs List, MPP, NORML and other like sites. Contact local TV. Hempfest in on the local news every year. There is no reason Atlanta cannot have a Hempfest. Check out http://www.seattlehempfest.net to get more information. You can sign-up on line to volunteer. If you have a band, you can send in a demo. If you’re a vendor, you can get a booth (they do have table spots, but if you buy a booth site, you’ll need a booth).

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      Ele said,

      Hey, the website for Seattle Hempfest is http://www.hempfest.com, it changed and I still had the old site in my head…check it out

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      Pablo said,

      Love my friends in Seattle! But we already did that. I guess you missed the 60,000 + patriots at The Great Atlanta Pot Festival in 1992, predating any large Seattle crowds by several years. 30,000 + crowds for several years after. Playing for reform were BLACK CROWES, OUTKAST, BLACK UHURU, CYPRESS HILL, and many, many, others! Thank you so much.

      You can join the yahoo groups for the march and the Great Atlanta Pot Festival at:
      TheGreatAtlantaPotFestival2009-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
      Our phone is 404-462-7959 Posters can be printed off pdf’s on YAHOO
      or call us and we will meet with you.
      See ya at the MARCH! Bring signs! pablo@worldcamp.org

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      sodonya dalton said,

      i am a mom of 3 who suffers serious migraines and several other things. i am looking to try natural herb rather than expensive meds that dont work and i want to be active in getting new laws passed.

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    TIm Sandlin said,

    My friends and I will be there…hopefully stoned out of our minds and ready to march (with water and snacks in hand).


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