Plant, smoke, legalize' - these were the most often heard words on the 7th of May in Warsaw. Except for the momentous hail, it was a
beautiful sunny day. About 3 pm under the circus in Wiejska street, which officially is our Government, people with a little bit of sense
of social duty began to gather. But not only them - MMM was appointed with the city, so guys in blue also appeared. Were there many of us?
It depends - if you compare it to the number of illicit drug users in Poland, or even only in Warsaw, then no, there were few of us. But
compared to the last year?s attendance, there is what to be proud of - this time almost five times more people arrived.
The time had came - we got off! A line of participants started to form behind a little truck with sound system, and full of pro-legalize
banners (which we will call a platform from now on). After a while, our peace pageant reached the Three Cross Square. To the drivers'
astonishment, and passer-by?s interest, about one hundred meters of Warsaw main street, Nowy Swiat, was totally intercepted by loud group
of MJ users. Boys and girls with loudspeakers were doing they best. Microphones were occupied by the Kochankowie Gwiezdnych Przestrzeni
band, Robert Brylewski (Izrael, Brygada Kryzys) and guys from Kanaba.
Beside smoking accessories, given in the crowd as a part of Hemp Lobby, about 5kg of cannabis seeds were distributed. When we achieved
Krakowskie Przedmiescie street, there was a little clash with police, which tried to arrest one of us. Whole march stopped, and 300 people
started to shout: 'let him out!'. After a short time of uncertainty, we went on altogether.
Next stop - the President?s Palace. While listening to a summary of most important facts about current European drug policy by Artur
Radosz, many people shouted "even Kwass smokes grass' [Kwass stands for Kwasniewski, the polish President]. Then we headed for our
destination - Plac Zamkowy. After a short speech, in which a necessity of greater engagement was pointed out, at 6pm. according to plan,
this year's manifestation had ended, and participants went their own ways in high spirits
Million Marijuana March - spot [8,16 MB, wmv] - POBIERZ