Medical Marijuana Needed Everywhere: 20,000 March for Marijuana in Canada
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/09/2011 in Medical Marijuana
This weekend, our neighbors to the north marched for a cause close to our hearts: medical marijuana. More than 20,000 people attended the Toronto Freedom Festival at Queen’s Park on Saturday and marched for the legalization of marijuana and better access for Canadian medical marijuana patients.
Thousands puffed away and paraded across downtown Toronto with banners that called for better access to medical marijuana as well as calling for the complete decriminalization of weed for all citizens of Canada. It’s the type of peaceful demonstration that inspires us in hopes that Americans will take the same initiative to tell our politicians what we really want: safe access to medical marijuana for everyone. (If you’d like to cast your vote on marijuana, visit 420Petition.com).
It was a reminder that around the world, people need safe access to medicine, not just in states that have yet to pass medical cannabis laws. Marijuana’s medical use is universal. It helps people from all walks of life, whether they are lawyers, construction workers or students. And it is effective with countless medical conditions. It’s been used as a medicine for thousands of years, but today in our modern society, many people have trouble accessing this medicine. And some are banned completely by law from using it. Patients can see compassionate care doctors in 15 states (plus Washington DC) and counting. But we have to do better.
If you attended this march (or any other marijuana event) and have pics to share, please send them to community [at] marijuanadoctors.com