Pot Users in Edmonton 420 Rally Protest Possession Charges

‘I think police have to show some greater discretion,’ says Edmonton defence lawyer Brian Beresh.

Cannabis advocates gathered Thursday for their annual celebration of marijuana — dubbed 420 — on the grounds of the Alberta legislature, but the mood at the courthouse where they met in downtown Edmonton leading up to the rally was one of defiance.

Pro-legalization representatives say the police practice of charging users caught with small amounts of cannabis is a waste of time and resources now that the laws are set to change in a year.

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