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Cannabis Legalization Rally

Set To Spark Sept. 3

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Featured Is A Gathering In Support Of Marijuana Legalization, But Don’t Miss The Rest Of The Events: Including Art Sharing, Immigrant And Prison Rights As Well As A Free Dental Day


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 29, 2015 — The fight for cannabis legalization has been a complicated one thus far. Even though Arizona and many other states have legalized it for medical, and in some cases even recreational use, it is still illegal at the federal level and that has caused for some conflict.

The Rally For Cannabis Legalization, being hosted by Safer Arizona, is an event that is looking to take action on the matter by taking steps toward true legalization. The event is taking place Sept. 3 and the event organizers are trying to collect signatures for Arizonans For Mindful Regulation (AZFMR).

The group represents what they call “responsible marijuana users” in Arizona who are looking to get marijuana decriminalized, legalized, taxed and regulated. Safer Arizona points to cases such as that of Gregg Levondowski, who is a medical marijuana patient with HIV and multiple forms of cancer. His house was recently raided by Apache County Police which resulted in the arrest of his son and girlfriend. Safer Arizona and AZFMR are hoping to rally support to end these types of incidents.

Safer Arizona is also encouraging supporters to contact the Apache County District Attorney and voice their opinions on the matter. Those who wish to do so can contact G. Whitting at 928-337-7560.

The Rally For Cannabis Legalization will be taking place from noon to 3 p.m. at the old Maricopa County Courthouse, 125 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The contact for this event is Dave Wisniewski and he can be reached at 480-310-4915. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event Facebook page at

Saturday, Aug. 29

Arizona Marijuana Legalization Signature Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Nature’s AZ Medicines, 2439 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. Safer Arizona is hosting this signature drive in order to gain support for marijuana legalization in Arizona. The event will run until there are no more volunteers to run it. To find more information or to volunteer, visit the event Facebook page at

Sunday, Aug. 30

A Graph Paper Society Meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The MonOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. This meeting is being held in order to provide a creative space that encourages female empowerment and expression. There will be games, group writing and more during this particular meeting. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event Facebook page at

Tuesday, Sept. 1

#FloodTheSystemArizona all day September 1. This event is a broad event that is encouraging people not only in Arizona, but throughout the country to, “stand together in active protest against the current capitalist system that is brutal to the lower and middle class.” For more information, visit or visit the event Facebook page at

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Florence Immigrant and Refugee RIghts Project 25th Anniversary will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lewis Roca Rothgerber, 201 E. Washington St., suite 1200, Phoenix. This celebration is being held in order to honor the organization's supporters and volunteers. Volunteers, pro-bono attorneys, donors, and other supporters are welcome to attend the event which will include food, drinks and other programing. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Thursday, Sept. 3

Bidder 70 Peace Studies Film Series at noon at Arizona State University West Hall 135, 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. The film Bidder 70 will be screened as part of the Peace Studies Film Series, which highlights justice and other struggles. The film tells the story of an extraordinary, ingenious, and effective act of peaceful civil disobedience that demanded government and industry accountability. Lunch will not be provided at the event, so those attending are encouraged to bring their own. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page at

Monday, Sept. 7

The Third Annual Arizona AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix. This breakfast is being held in celebration of Labor Day and to honor several leaders in the labor market for Arizona. Tickets are available by calling 602-631-4488 or emailing For more information, visit the event Facebook page,

“Labor of Love” Free Dental Day from 8 a.m. to noon at Risas Dental. All Risas Dental locations will be allowing those in need of free dental work to come in and pick from a list of procedures and get one done for free. It will be on a first come first serve basis. The treatments being provided included free cavity, free exam and x-ray, free extraction or free cleaning. For more information or to find a location visit or visit the event Facebook page at

Tuesday, Sept. 8

City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Meeting Rooms A, B and C, Phoenix. This subcommittee meeting is being held to provide policy guidance on issues related to streets, transportation planning, light rail, infrastructure planning and other such topics. For those who can’t make the meeting but would still like to watch, it will be available live on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at For more information, contact the city manager’s office at 602-262-6941 or visit the event page at

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