Puerto Vallarta’s March to Legalize Cannabis on May 5th is back on.
Following our report of the cancellation of the March to Legalize Cannabis in Puerto Vallarta, a number of national and local activists reached out to organizers to bring the Vallarta march to life.
The march will commence this Saturday, May 5th at 5:00pm at the Estadio Municipal Agustin Flores Contreras in front of the Oxxo on Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio. Everyone who supports the legalization of marijuana is encouraged to participate. Organizers ask that participants refrain from consuming at the event.
The march is a local manifestation of the worldwide Global Marijuana March, an event that has been held annually in over 800 cities and 70 countries since 1999. In Mexico, marches will still be taking place this Saturday in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, CDMX, and Mérida.
Veteran activist Carlos Cervantes of Guadalajara contacted local organizer Daniel Hernández to help address problems in securing permission for the event. Cervantes has helped organize a number of events in Mexico over the last decade, including the Guadalajara March to Legalize Cannabis (now in its fifth year) and CannabiSalud, the first Latin American medicinal cannabis symposium.
“The recommendation is to take ownership of our constitutional rights to free expression, free transit, and free association,” Cervantes says, “not solicit permission from the authorities, but to claim our rights.”
Everyone interested in claiming their rights to speak out on cannabis legalization is welcome to participate in the march this Saturday at 5pm in front of the Estadio Municipal.
Who—Everyone who supports legalization of cannabis
What—Puerto Vallarta March to Legalize Cannabis
When—Saturday, May 5th at 5:00pm
Where– Estadio Municipal Agustin Flores Contreras in front of the Oxxo on Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio