Vancouver Protestors Leave Streets in a Cloud for Global Marijuana March 2013

CANNABIS CULTURE – It was a sunny day, but the streets of Vancouver were thick with clouds as protesters sparked joint after joint during the Global Marijuana March on May 4, 2013.

Member’s of BC’s cannabis culture gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to prepare flags, signs, chants and joints for the 2PM march through the city streets on the way to the beach at English Bay.

Before departing on the march, activists like Jodie Emery, Dana Larsen, and David Malmo-Levine gave short speeches about the War on Marijuana, getting the crowd hyped to mobilize.

Watch Princess of Pot Jodie Emery talk about her imprisoned husband Marc Emery and the human cost of the War on Drugs:

Vancouver police did their part to shut down roads and block traffic while several hundred protestors hit the pavement. Local business owners filled their doorways to have a look while downtown shoppers stopped to smell the aroma of fine cannabis smoke and snap pictures on their smartphones.

“No Prison For Pot”, “Free Marc Emery” and other loud chants echoed off the sides of skyscrapers until the exodus, which included a weed-ified fire truck, arrived at English Bay.

Vendors set up a mini marijuana farmers-market as activist David Malmo-Levine, BCMP Candidate Steve Finlay, former MLA Bob Wilson, lawyer John Conroy and others spoke to the gathered cannabis-loving crowd and beach sunbathers.

Watch Sensible BC organizer Dana Larsen discuss marijuana decriminalization in British Columbia:

Free joints were thrown to the crowd so everyone had something to spark up for the annual 4:20 smoke-fest.

Check out my Vancouver 2013 Global Marijuana March photos on CC’s Flickr account or in the gallery below:

The Global Marijuana March, which took place in over 200 cities this year, was founded in 1999 by marijuana activists from New York and has grown to be one of the largest celebrations of cannabis on the planet. Watch the latest episode of my show Cannabis Culture News LIVE to find out more about the history of the Global Marijuana March.

Watch more 2013 Global Marijuana March videos on Cannabis Culture and Pot TV.

Jeremiah Vandermeer is editor of Cannabis Culture. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

7 Comments

  1. gutrod on

    I’m sure that Harper & Toew’s would love to send the army in to give these protester’s a little old fashioned violent justice. The government doesn’t recognize peaceful demonstrations. Only alcohol fueled violent hockey crowds get their attention.

  2. Politicians suck on

    You are making the case for legalization difficult.

    I sure hope you are anti pot in disguise to destroy from within because you ain’t helpin’.

  3. Politicians suck on

    You are making the case for legalization difficult.

    I sure hope you are anti pot in disguise to destroy from within because you ain’t helpin’.

  4. Anonymous on

    I think you need a very healthy dose of sanity, sir.

  5. Anonymous on

    No deals with police, we are going all the way against the police and their colabarators, the jews and there weapons of mass destruction and their micro nano transmitters they are torturing people with and are blaming crackheads from the streets, the laws were written for all things the micro nano transmitters are doing to people and again the jews who have sole ownership to the micro nano tarnsmitters are hardened criminals. The jews aid and abet street gangs and armed them with drugs and weapons to intimidate innocent people. The system is to throw jews in jails who are aliens and not human and do not look at things like a roman catholic. Danny g from toronto is not a jew but a roman catholic who was protected by pope john paul II but today after the israelis and the colombians murdered pope john paul II that the world will never be clean and pure and will only get worse,, your all no bodies and you are all guided by your own worst enemy and the people behind the micro nano transmitters are on there own agenda and are denying everything accused but in time tghe truth will surface and it will all lead to the same “indivivduals” who were involved in the 9/11 attack against new york city and was commited really by the democrat party of america which will not exist. The democrats are using danny g’s name for farr too long, danny g is not with democrats but with pope john paul II and only him but today he is dead because he was murdered by anti demiocratic people like israel and colombia who are all feminists in white the antio castro movement who “ARE” registered terrorists for decade and still today even when the whole worlds population have micro transmitters and can know your exact location and have the capabilities to kill them off without a killer and with their technology they have implaneted inside our bodies without our permissiion and now after centuries of persecution for false reasons that its coming to an end and the only people are to blame are the individuals who are in power and have “DUTIES” to there postition, your names will go down in history as being the most atrocious humans to ever exist, for danny g to still exist and his name the jews did not use radiations on his ansestors for they were able to reproduce but today the jews are using radiations to kill off your reproductive system and make the world smaller with out physically killing people with solid weapons like a gun or knife. The jews are responsible for they have duties to commit like protecting danny g from evil but the jews are doing the opposite and abusing danny g for he is really a roman catholic blooded person who the vatican did not discklose for they are rel;ated to ex presidents like george washington and the jews are not disclosing this to him and his family for they want to murder them and have enjoyment doing it while everyone thinks he is jewsish but he is really roman cathiolic

  6. Anonymous on

    No deals with police, we are going all the way against the police and their colabarators, the jews and there weapons of mass destruction and their micro nano transmitters they are torturing people with and are blaming crackheads from the streets, the laws were written for all things the micro nano transmitters are doing to people and again the jews who have sole ownership to the micro nano tarnsmitters are hardened criminals. The jews aid and abet street gangs and armed them with drugs and weapons to intimidate innocent people. The system is to throw jews in jails who are aliens and not human and do not look at things like a roman catholic. Danny g from toronto is not a jew but a roman catholic who was protected by pope john paul II but today after the israelis and the colombians murdered pope john paul II that the world will never be clean and pure and will only get worse,, your all no bodies and you are all guided by your own worst enemy and the people behind the micro nano transmitters are on there own agenda and are denying everything accused but in time tghe truth will surface and it will all lead to the same “indivivduals” who were involved in the 9/11 attack against new york city and was commited really by the democrat party of america which will not exist. The democrats are using danny g’s name for farr too long, danny g is not with democrats but with pope john paul II and only him but today he is dead because he was murdered by anti demiocratic people like israel and colombia who are all feminists in white the antio castro movement who “ARE” registered terrorists for decade and still today even when the whole worlds population have micro transmitters and can know your exact location and have the capabilities to kill them off without a killer and with their technology they have implaneted inside our bodies without our permissiion and now after centuries of persecution for false reasons that its coming to an end and the only people are to blame are the individuals who are in power and have “DUTIES” to there postition, your names will go down in history as being the most atrocious humans to ever exist, for danny g to still exist and his name the jews did not use radiations on his ansestors for they were able to reproduce but today the jews are using radiations to kill off your reproductive system and make the world smaller with out physically killing people with solid weapons like a gun or knife. The jews are responsible for they have duties to commit like protecting danny g from evil but the jews are doing the opposite and abusing danny g for he is really a roman catholic blooded person who the vatican did not discklose for they are rel;ated to ex presidents like george washington and the jews are not disclosing this to him and his family for they want to murder them and have enjoyment doing it while everyone thinks he is jewsish but he is really roman cathiolic