courtesy NORML Foundation, http://www.norml.org

Washington, DC: Medical marijuana patients, doctors and supporters nationwide will converge on Saturday, April 29th in the nation's capitol for the Millennium Medical Marijuana March.

The event will begin at noon across from the White House at Lafayette Park (located at 16th Street and H Street). Speakers for the rally include Terence Hallinan, District Attorney for the city and county of San Francisco; Jeff Jones, Executive Director of the Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative; Donald I. Abrams, MD, study director of the federally sponsored study on the use of medical marijuana with protease inhibitors and AIDS patients; and Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML Executive Director.

The patients and activists will then march to the Office of National Drug Control Policy at 3:00pm to protest the current federal prohibition of the medical use of marijuana. A medical rights rally and concert at Henry Bacon Ball Field (located between 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue) will take place after the march.

"The purpose of this march is to convince Congress that a lot of us don't have five, 10, 20 years to wait for more marijuana research," said Millennium Medical Marijuana March organizer and AIDS patient Richard Eastman. "I don't know if I have five more years of fighting Congress."

Eastman and the other producers of the Millennium Medical Marijuana March will be holding a press conference at 2:00pm, on Friday at Henry Bacon Ball Field to announce the national park service has issued the permit for the events. They will also release the final list of speakers and entertainers and address any final announcements.

For more information, please contact Richard Eastman, Millennium Medical Marijuana March organizer, at (323) 547-9000; or Jeff Jones, Executive Director of the Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, at (202) 483-5500.

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