Around the world countries have been celebrating the great cause that is the Million Marijuana March (AKA Global Marijuana March). It is a global movement that started in 1999 and involves hundreds and thousands of people marching in cities in over 70 countries.
On Saturday May 30th, Paradise Seeds was pleased to be represented in Warsaw, Poland, where the event took place as the Hemp Liberation March. The march was a massive success in a country that does not enjoy the most liberal legal attitudes towards cannabis.
Nevertheless, approximately 4000 people took to the streets carrying banners and bringing the noise with their cheering and slogans. There weer also sounds, thanks to 3 mobile sound systems - featuring music from Metrowy, DJ Bush, SynTop and Thin Cin DJ.
Paradise Seeds was there with a Medical Cannabis stand, giving information about our CBD rich varieties Durga Mata ll CBD and Nebula ll CBD. We also gave advice to patients wishign to know more about how cannabis can help their conditions.
The aim in Poland, as in other countries, was to bring the message to the masses that cannabis can have a positive effect on people's lives. They took that message right to the steps of the polish Parliament where medical cannabis activist spoke about how Jakub Marcin Gajewski spoke, telling how cannabis had changed his life.
The great thing about events like the MMM and Poland's Hemp Liberation March is it is an opportunity for cannabis and hemp users to come together and exchange stories of their experiences. However, at times this can be heart breaking too; take the example of the 70 year old woman who faces the dilemma of going to jail if she grows cannabis to treat her husband's cancer.
Paradise Seeds has a long standing relationship with event organisers, Polish Hemp Army (Wolne Konopie), and would like to thank them for a super event. We look forward to returning again next year and thanks to all our friends, old and new, in Poland!