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Global Cannabis Marchin’ In 2013, Why We Still March

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global marijuana march 2013The SWAT raid of the Harte family is just one of the very few reasons that we still march for our civil rights. We are not only standing up for the cannabis community, but for the rights of all citizens. An unwinnable war is being waged against nonviolent, amazing people. Family and great friends of mine. And also people like Adlynn and Robert Harte, two former CIA employees who served the government faithfully.

The Harte’s had to endure an armed invasion of their home because they were growing tomatoes and melons.  Family dogs have been unnecessarily shot and killed with children present.  Not even politicians are safe. Innocent people could have died like Kathryn Johnston, an elderly woman in Atlanta, because of a system that rewards criminals to become informants and their false information has life and death consequences. Raids like this are far too common. Radley Balko has been doing amazing work documenting these dangerous failures.

Despite the many injustices, I see hope and progress across the country and across the globe. The tide has turned and truth is slowly, but surely, setting us all free.  May the Fourth be with us all ;)

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Anthony Johnson is the director of New Approach Oregon, the PAC responsible for Measure 91, that ended cannabis prohibition for all Oregon adults in 2014. In addition to helping organize the International Cannabis Business Conference & the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference, he also serves as a Board Member of the National Cannabis Coalition, working to legalize cannabis across the country and Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, an organization specifically working to end cannabis prohibition in Missouri. As President of the University of Missouri Law School ACLU Chapter, Anthony co-authored the measures that legalized medical cannabis possession and decriminalized personal possession for all adults within the city limits of Columbia, Missouri, in 2004. Following law school, Anthony practiced criminal defense for two years before working full time in the political field to help improve and protect civil liberties. You can follow Anthony on Twitter and also friend him on Facebook by following the links below as he posts mostly about civil liberties and politics with dashes of sports, music, movies and whatnot.

6 Comments

  1. Hemp Hemp Hooray! Jack Herer shown the way, now it’s up to us, up to you to save the day! Keep Active, Stay Loud, Be Irie!

  2. We must stand up for what we believe and we must do it now!

    We are losing our rights without protest.
    We all need to stand up and speak out…
    We are the majority, we are everyday kind of people.
    Our fear is their strongest weapon against us.
    It kills us slowly from the inside while it robs us of joy!

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