The Associated Press NEW YORK (May 5, 2001 4:48 p.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com) - Chanting "we smoke pot and we like it a lot," several thousand people marched through lower Manhattan on Saturday to protest laws criminalizing marijuana use. "Marijuana is good medicine" and "Stop all cannabis arrests" read signs carried by demonstrators in the Cures Not Wars 2001 march. "We want to turn an alcohol and tobacco world into a marijuana world," said Dana Beal, a march organizer. There were no apparent signs of marijuana use along the parade route, which was lined with police officers. Police did not immediately report any arrests.