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Toronto 2005 Global

Marijuana March was

a complete success

"20,000 people attended the rally for legalization of cannabis"

unnamed police officer


"I am so stoned"

unnamed cannabis connoisseur

7.may.2005Join the Party, Join the Protest, STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS

It was a beautiful sunny day

with happy people everywhere

.... even cops were nice

 Toronto Star wrote about it in article below

"Downtown pot rally brings

whiff of the '60s"

gallery 1          -        pictures by Kim Yeuon Jung

gallery 2           -    pictures by Ben Hermiston

gallery 3   -     pictures by Daniel R. Hagar

gallery 4         -        pictures by Melsky

Unsuspecting tourists walking through Queen's Park yesterday might have wondered if they had passed through a time machine and wound up at a U.S. college peace rally in the 1960s. Tie-dyed T-shirts, laid-back people with bongs and the heady scent of pot hung in a haze just north of where the provincial government sits. Close to 3,000 people celebrated cannabis culture as part of the sixth "Global Million Marijuana March," marked in more than 200 cities worldwide. "We want to see it legalized and decriminalized," said organizer Franklin Skanks. He believes legalizing pot would bring in more revenue via "sin taxes," boost tourism and help shut down organized marijuana grow-ops. Supervised by Toronto police, the rally went off without a hitch. No one was charged. A 30-something couple from Manhattan and their infant son watched in awe as the parade passed. "We are blown away, this could never happen in New York City," said Debbie. "We are shocked by how friendly the police are." Scarborough resident Dan Hook, 44, said he's been smoking weed for 30 years. "I have come to realize the returns of the spiritual side of smoking. Bob Marley knew it and I'm learning it," he said. Peter Young of the London Compassion Society, a medical marijuana resource facility, said his society distributes medical marijuana to doctor-approved patients. Cancer and AIDS patients use it to help manage pain and reduce nausea, he said. High-quality marijuana is expensive and available only through illegal sources due to prohibition, he said. That often puts the medicinal benefits of marijuana out of the reach of people who need it, he added. by Tanya Talaga, Read more News and Articles


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