Women’s Marijuana Movement Supports California’s Prop 19

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‚ÄčThe Women’s Marijuana Movement on Tuesday, October 5, will coordinate news conferences throughout California and across the nation in support of Proposition 19, the California ballot initiative to control and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, and to highlight the need for marijuana law reform nationwide.

“The Women of these United States are joining together and showing their support of Proposition 19 and the people of California to vote YES and take this historic step towards reforming our nation’s marijuana laws,” Cheyanne Weldon of Texas NORML told Toke of the Town.
“Throughout history, when women have shown their support of prohibition (or lifting of a prohibition), society as a whole has taken notice,” Weldon told us.


“We are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, professionals, homemakers, artists… and we collectively recognize that the biggest harms caused by marijuana are the failed drug laws imprisoning nonviolent offenders and often forever affecting their quality of life, as well as their contribution to society, when previously many were or could have been productive citizens rather than a drain on the system,” Weldon told us.

A list of WMM Day Of Action event locations and times is below.
If you’d like to coordinate an event in an area not on the list below, please contact WMM at [email protected] or telephone 303-861-0033.


CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles
10:30 AM
In front of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s office
4700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park
Contact [email protected] for more information
Oakland
11 AM
In front of of Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Contact [email protected] for more information
Redlands — University of Redlands
12 PM
Hunsucker Plaza at University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands
Contact [email protected] for more information
San Diego
10:30 AM
In front of San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’s office
330 W. Broadway, San Diego 
Contact [email protected] for more information
San Jose — San Jose State University
1 Washington Square, San Jose
Contact [email protected] for more information
Santa Ana (Orange Country)
11 AM 
In front of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’s office  
550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana
Contact [email protected] for more information
Santa Clara
In front of Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr’s office
70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose
Contact [email protected] for more information
COLORADO
Boulder — University of Colorado at Boulder
Contact [email protected] for more information
Colorado Springs — University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Contact [email protected] for more information
Denver
12 PM
In front of the Wellington Webb Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver (corner of Colfax & Bannock) 
Contact [email protected] for more information
FLORIDA
Miami Beach
Contact [email protected] for more information
IDAHO
Boise
12 PM
In front of The Grove Plaza (Front St. & 8th Street)
Contact [email protected] for more information
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Suffolk University
120 Tremont St., Boston
Contact [email protected] for more information
MISSOURI
Columbia — University of Missouri
11 AM
Speakers Circle
Contact [email protected] for more information
Joplin
1 PM
Spiva Park in front of The Globe
Contact [email protected] for more information
Kansas City
10 AM
Liberty Memorial
100 W. 26th Street, Kansas City
Contact [email protected] for more information
MONTANA
Missoula
12:30 PM
NW Corner of the Higgins Street Bridge (near the Wilma Theatre), Missoula
Contact [email protected] for more information
NEBRASKA
Lincoln
10 AM
27th and O St., Lincoln
Contact [email protected] for more information
Omaha
12 PM
72nd and Dodge, Omaha
Contact [email protected] for more information
NEW JERSEY
Trenton
12 PM
In front of the New Jersey State House Building
125 W. State St., Trenton
Contact [email protected] for mor
e information
NEW YORK
Saratoga
12 PM
Corner of Lake and Broadway, near the police station, courthouse, and Skidmore University
Contact [email protected] for more information
OREGON
Portland
4:30 PM
Pioneer Square at SW 6th & Broadway
Contact [email protected] for more information
TEXAS
Austin
11 AM
Texas Pioneer Woman Monument, Texas State Capitol Grounds
1100 Congress Avenue
Contact [email protected] for more information
Fort Worth
11:30 AM
Tarrant County Courthouse in downtown Fort Worth on Weatherford Street at the statue fountain on the east side of the courthouse, near the intersection of Commerce and Weatherford
Contact [email protected] for more information
Houston
11 AM
Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston
Contact [email protected] for more information
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