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Millenium Marijuana March


At high noon (when else?) on Saturday May 6, Atlanta's cannabis culture club will assemble at City Hall East, march west on Ponce de Leon Avenue to Peachtree Street, turn south to International Boulevard, passing CNN Center and the Chamber of Commerce en route to Centennial Park.

Once at the park, the marijuana-marketing masses will listen to speeches by hempologist Jack Herer, author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes," an argument against the government's drug interdiction program, and Greens Party presidential candidate Steven Gaskin, who moved the would-be pot-collective, The Farm, from California to Tennessee in 1971.

The route was carefully planned to draw CNN's attention to the news value of the war against the War on Drugs.

"We'll be on instead of Elian, for a change," says Paul Cornwell, head of Coalition for the Abolition of Marijuana Prohibition. The Chamber of Commerce is also targeted because of its support of "Drugs Don't Work," a program that rewards companies that test workers for drug use.

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