By HANF-INSTITUT – HEMP INSTITUTE AUSTRIA
Press conference on September 15
Vienna, September 8, 2015 – Austrian hemp friends and cannabis patients will take to the streets on September 19 in Vienna. The ‘Cannabis Social March’, organized by the Hanf-Institut is a protest against the coming reform of Austria’s drug laws that still criminalizes cannabis patients and will declare all hemp users as sick persons.
„The backlash by the government after the second must successful parliamentary citizens initiative for the legalization cannabis is unbearable as it still criminalizes patients“, said Toni Straka, chairman of the Hanf-Institut. „Nobody is sick because s/he consumes cannabis. But many sick persons successfully use cannabis against more than 250 diseases with oftentimes spectacular improvement in their health“, said Straka.
As the Austrian government continues to ignore all scientific facts that make cannabis a universal cure without life threatening side effects, Austrian activists hope that the cannabis rally in Vienna will draw more than 10,000 participants, making it again one of the biggest political protests this year in Austria.
The route of the rally equals a first class Vienna sightseeing tour and weather forecasts point to one of the last sunny summer days on September 19.
The rally will begin at 1 PM at Museumsquartier and wind along the Vienna Ringstrasse towards Vienna’s biggest natural recreational area, the Prater where closing speeches and a party will be held.
Press conference September 15, 9:30 AM
Details of the rally and and the second parliamentary citizens initiative to legalize natural cannabis for patients will be announced at a press conference.
Location: Cafe Stein, 1090 Vienna, Währinger Strasse 6-8
Date and time: September 15, 9:30 AM
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