CANNABIS CULTURE – Vancouver’s annual 4/20 marijuana freedom rally is taking place this Wednesday, April 20 at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the adjacent block of Howe Street, from 11am-8pm. Last year’s event drew a (VPD) estimated 13,000 people, despite poor weather and falling on a weekday.
This years expected turnout is up to 15,000 people, thus the City of Vancouver has provided Howe street between Georgia and Robson to accommodate the ever growing crowds.
There will be two stages (Located on the North Stairs of the Art Gallery and the South end of Howe Street), live music, 20+ vendors and a whole lot of marijuana smoking. The main theme of the event this year, beyond the celebration of marijuana freedom, will be getting people out to defeat Conservatives on May 2.
4/20 Rally organizer and spokesman Jacob Hunter is available for interviews both Tuesday and Wednesday. Media wishing to attend the festivities are advised that the crowd builds to a peak at 4:20pm.
“This is our biggest and most important 4/20 yet due to the federal election. Stephen Harper’s obsession with throwing peaceful cannabis users in jail paints a clear picture of our options May 2,” Hunter said. “Our mission tomorrow is to tell the thousands in attendance from across British Columbia to vote against these Conservative culture warriors and return Canada to a path of progressive, rational and scientific policy on drugs under a new government.”
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