This year (7th in Calgary) proved to have a new set of challenges to over come. The weather forecast was very poor as it was calling for rain and hail throughout Calgary. The brand new power pack (6th WWMM) used for the sound system failed to work this year. As always we have a back up plan for these type of unforeseen issues.
Due to the nasty weather forecast the number of people attending and marching this year was way down. Reminds me of the year Debbie and I stood alone on 4/20 in a snow storm. That only lasted 30 minutes and we both decide it was time to pack up and go to a warm place to enjoy what was left of the day.
As always we had loads of free goodies to give away including hundreds of Treating Yourself and Skunk magazines again. Hundreds of green Calgary 420 ballons and a lot of other free hemp related goodies for all.
Once again there were 5 Worldwide Marijuana March events to be held in Alberta the first Saturday of May. Saturday, May 7 / 2011! Alberta is the only province in Canada to have multiple Worldwide Marijuana Marches for the third year in a row. Ontario and B.C. have been inspired by Alberta to have multiple provincial Worldwide Marijuana Marches in 2011 as well.
Calgary 420 has always cultivated a respectful good working relationship with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) for a number of years now. Our events are always peaceful and NON destructive. Calgary 420 does NOT promote open and illegal consumption of cannabis at public events. Peaceful and non destructive Calgary 420 events are intended to truthfully educate the general public with scientific truthful facts in regards to cannabis at the same time promoting consideration, compassion, understanding and respect for the Calgary Police Service and the non cannabis consuming general public.
Calgary's WWMM events are growing larger as each year passes. Hundreds of peaceful and non destructive event attendees are made up of cannabis consumers and non cannabis consumers that know the scientific truthful facts or want to learn scientific truthful facts about cannabis and the harms created by the continued prohibition of cannabis. Calgary 420 is expecting up to 1000 marchers in 2011!
Information about how to become legal to posses, grow and consume medical cannabis (marijuana). We have doctors that are properly educated about the incredible benefits of medical cannabis that are signing Health Canada exemption forms.
This will be the forth year a Calgary medical cannabis compassion club will be attending with a medical cannabis display. Many of their members have Health Canada exemptions to legally posses, cultivate and consume cannabis will be attending Calgary's 2011 WWMM.
This years WWMM event march/parade marshals both suffer with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will lead the march/parade in electric powered wheel chairs. Both also has a Health Canada medical cannabis exemption to legally posses, cultivate cannabis and consume cannabis where ever tobacco cigarettes can be legal consumed.
Even more local businesses are sponsoring this years Calgary 420 WWMM event. 9 sponsors in a public fashion while other sponsors prefer to not be publicly mention due to the undeserved negative stigma that is still actively promoted by all levels of governments, RCMP and other police services.