For the fourth time, Slovakia will not be left out of the international Million Marijuana March organised for 5 May, with the aim of drawing attention to the medical and other benefits of cannabis and alter how the plant is perceived in society.
The event, which has taken place since 1999, promotes the use of cannabis as a lifestyle choice, and so is trying to reform the place cannabis related products have in society. It’s main objective, though, is to open up discussion about the legal aspects and punishments surrounding cannabis use. The gathering will take place on the Main Square in Bratislava.
Cannabis products have a rich range of uses from the textile industry to treating eye disorders, and for use with cancer patients and for restoring appetite after chemotherapy or in eating disorders, for instance. The organisers therefore promote greater use of marijuana for medical purposes.
As every year, the event has invited experts from various fields, including politicians, in the hope of discussing the decriminalisation of marijuana. Invited guests include PM Robert Fico, who recently said his new government would consider revising penalties and the classification of recreational marijuana use.
The Global Marijuana March (GMM) or the Million Marijuana March (MMM) is an annual rally held at different locations across the planet. It refers to cannabis-related events that occur on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, and may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and information tables.
Around 700 different cities worldwide have signed up since 1999. There are local names for the event too. Such as: World Cannabis Day, Cannabis Liberation Day, Global Space Odyssey, Ganja Day, J Day, Million Blunts March, etc..
The Global Marijuana March is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike. Source: Wikipedia