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Canadians Nationwide Set To Celebrate Cannabis Day On July 1

Wednesday, 19 June 1996

Canadian marijuana reform activists across the nation will be celebrating Cannabis Day on July 1. In Vancouver, rally organizers are promoting a parade and will be setting up a variety of exhibits about marijuana and industrial hemp. There will also be live music and speakers including Dr. Alexander Sumach, Canadian author Chris Bennet, and Elvy Musikka, one of the eight American patients who legally receives marijuana as a medicine from the federal government.

Coinciding rallies will also be held in other cities across Canada, including Victoria, Nanaimo, Edmonton, and Thunder Bay. A "virtual rally" is also scheduled to take place on the Internet at the Hemp BC website located at: http://www.hempbc.com.

For more information, please contact David Malmo-Levine of Hemp BC @ (604) 669-9069.