Back in June we told you about the “Caravan for Peace” that is traveling across the United States to raise awareness about the destructiveness of the drug war. Now NORML has joined forces with the caravan.

“NORML and the Women’s Alliance are partnering with a multi-national Coalition of NGOs, religious organizations and civil rights groups to support the ‘Caravan for Peace‘ Campaign and cross-country tour,” says a press release on the event from NORML.

“Led by the Movement for Peace and Justice with Dignity (MPJD) and the American-based Global Exchange, the Campaign was established to bring attention to Mexico’s ongoing drug war violence and to create a platform where those adversely affected by this battle can join their voices to inform public opinion on both sides of the border.”

“This one-of-a-kind campaign will draw public attention to the damage marijuana prohibition is causing not only in our country, but in Mexico as well. This international alliance of drug reform, human rights, religious and progressive organizations are coming together with one objective: to raise awareness about, and ending, our 75 year violent and failed drug prohibition — a large portion of which is fueled by our nation’s current marijuana policy,” said Sabrina Fendrick of the NORML Women’s Alliance.

We have reported quite a bit here at The 420 Times on the carnage currently going on in Mexico; what will it take for politicians to listen to alternative proposals for destroying the black market and slowing the violence, like legalization?

– Joe Klare

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