Reprinted with special permission. Originally posted on BlazingWashington.Com
The Seattle Cannabis Freedom March was established in 1999 by cannabis activists in Washington. Freedom marches are held in hundreds of cities throughout the world.
Many may ask why this march is still necessary in a state with legal recreational consumption.
Unfortunately, there are still numerous issues that have left cannabis users without critical options in the state such as growing your own medicine and consuming legally in apartments and hotels, without reasonable options for a safe, legal location to consume.
In addition to these limitations, there are still incarcerated individuals on antiquated marijuana laws in many parts of the country that need to be freed and allowed to breath free air.
Edit: As Washington State’s cannabis culture is re-evolving it was nice to see a lot of the old guard there. Washington State still has many issues like homegrows and lab regulations, but for the shit show we call American justice, its a start. I hope next year more consumers show up to stand for the rights of those in the states where common sense doesn’t exist and for those behind bars, for this plant is not legal until no one or no life is ruined over the failed law.