March for your Rights: May 7th, 2011 Download & Print GCMXII Poster - PDF
By Anna Diaz, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML
Photo by LK, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML
Portland, Oregon – Over two hundred cities world wide join Portland in the twelfth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. The World Famous Cannabis Cafe, THCF Medical Clinics, UrbAge Designs and Cures-Not-Wars join Oregon NORML as sponsors of this event.
"More and more Americans agree that it is time to end cannabis prohibition. We need your support; come and be a part of the Global Cannabis March," is the call to action from Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML.
Sanchez' Blues Review has just joined the roster for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Wy'East Drummers promise to inspire as they provide the send off for the march. the march. Speakers for the rally include Paul Stanford from THCF Medical Clinics and Chief Petitioner for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML and more. Watch for a special appearance from J.Mack and Big Dub during the rally.
Talk of renewed unity within the cannabis legalization movement ignites a sense of family within the community
By Michael Bachara, Hemp News Correspondent/Oregon NORML Member
The 9th Annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards, sponsored by Oregon NORML, included a public Holiday Bazaar featuring unique items from a dozen vendors and held educational programs at the World Famous Cannabis Café located 322 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216. The Cannabis Cafe is a private club that serves Oregon Medical Marijuana Program registrants, and is not usually open to the public.
By Anna Diaz, Hemp News Correspondent
Portland, OR - Unique holiday shopping is just one reason to attend the ninth annual Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards (OMCA). The day event is free and open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm and features a unique green shopping bazaar and educational programs to be held at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, 322 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216.
The Cannabis Cafe is a private club that serves Oregon Medical Marijuana Program registrants, and is not usually open to the public. The OMCA provides a special opportunity for the curious to get a peek inside as well as the chance to shop for a wide variety of hemp and cannabis friendly products in one place. From hemp based soaps and clothing to handmade jewelry and mosaic art, the Holiday Bazaar at the OMCA is one of Portland's best kept secrets.
"We are looking for at least 3,000 people to show up and flex their rights. Anything less than that is unacceptable." Scott Gordon, Oregon NORML
By Anna Diaz, Oregon NORML/Hemp News
Portland, Oregon - Saturday, May 1, 2010 marks the eleventh annual Global Cannabis March in Portland , Oregon . This year's march and rally runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Cures-Not-Wars and Urbage Designs join Oregon NORML as sponsors of this event.
Scott Gordon, Vending and Hemp Director for Oregon NORML reports, "This year's performers and speakers are all from the Portland area as part of our efforts to provide a more environmentally and economically responsible event."
Winner of the "Open 4 Snoop Dogg" contest, Bad Habitat, is just one of the bands set to perform. Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML and founder of the Cannabis Café and Russ Belville, national NORML Outreach Coordinator and podcast host along with Delia Lopez, congressional candidate are just a few of the speakers who will fill out the day. Vendors and nonprofit groups will provide goods and services that support the hemp and cannabis community. Voter registration and educational information will be available to the public.