Last Saturday was the Global Marijuana March and for Torontonians, the event was about reveling in our good fortunes this time around, while screaming for the future of legal weed everywhere else.
At Queen’s Park in Toronto, steps away from the Ontario Legislative Building where politicians debate the future of our country, booth after booth sold cannabis and related products.
The aromatic smell that took over as the morning continued was unmistakeable, and a welcome prologue to the day’s upcoming events.
From the vantage point of the Weedmaps booth, where the team handed out free swag, it was the perfect place to watch the masses pour in.
At 2 o’clock, the march got underway, with thousands of people determined to be heard. Jodie Emery was the official Grand Marshal, leading the crowd in chants which included, “Toronto cops are cool today, treat us like this every day.” This was in reference to the many police officers who remained on the sidelines as people openly consumed cannabis in public view.
The crowd was significantly smaller than in past years, which some attendees attributed to the cold and rainy weather. Others said that it was due to the fact…