Calgary 420 Cannabis Community
May 18, 2016
[video] Pedestrians cheered, car drivers honked and even a bus driver showed support by blasting the horn as marijuana users banded together to march for marijuana legalization, and to support pot activist Dana Larsen during his first court appearance in Calgary.
The annual Worldwide Marijuana March, also called Global Marijuana March, Million Man Marijuana March and so on is held on the first Saturday of May every year. Dana Beal in New York strongly encouraged and sponsored up to three hundred plus cities around the world for several years until he was arrested and imprisoned. 2016 event will be Saturday May 7.
Broken link - They changed their domain name and their "Archives" only go back as far as Oct. 2011.
A image gallery of the Calgary 2011 event is at http://calgary420.ca/gallery/2011/worldwide-marijuana-march
There is a short piece of the missing Calgary Journal article that was published April 29, 2011 at http://calgary420.ca/forum/index.php/topic,3132.0.html
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott stated on April 20, 2016 legislation to legalize cannabis in Canada will be introduced in the spring of 2017.
The Federal Health Minister made the announcement in New York, leading a Canadian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly special session on drugs. “Our approach to drugs must be comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate. It must protect human rights while promoting shared responsibility and it must have a firm scientific foundation," she said. Philpott said Canada would apply those principles to cannabis legalization.
She conceded the change “challenges the status quo in many countries,” but said Canada’s government is convinced it is the best way to protect the youth and enhance public safety. Canada will continue to “modernize” its approach to drugs, she said, to embrace among other things compassionate treatment and harm reduction.
April 20, 2016
Parliament of Canada E-Petitions