May 4, 2013 NYC Cannabis Parade

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Global Cannabis Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of May. In NYC, a march to Union Square followed by a rally and performances officially marked the occasion.  The rally featured speakers advocating the legalization of marijuana, for medical, and political reasons.

 

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1:00pm.  The NYC Cannabis parade mentioned there would be a rally at Union Square at 1pm, and sure enough, the parade arrived at exactly 1pm.  At the head of the spectacle, Arlene Williams “Ganja Granny” and entourage marches in triumphantly.

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Aron “Pieman” Kay

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Captain Ray Lewis

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The rally stage featured various local musicians performing, e.g., david peel, and about a dozen speakers speaking on various topics relating to the politics of marijuana.

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One of the speakers at the rally, Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, advocating for a medical marijuana bill; his video