I’ve been happy to see a lot of very positive coverage of the 4/20 rallies this year. Rather than depicting the crowds as ‘just a bunch of pot-smoking slackers looking for a good time’, the media actually presented us as activists with a political message.
Check out Global TV‘s coverage:
She even mentioned that 10 million Canadian smoke pot! Though I think there was probably more than 5000 people there (the Art Gallery was packed on all sides!), it was nice to see Global call it a 4/20 protest, and say right off the bat that we were there “demanding that marijuana be decriminalized or legalized”.
The mainstream media really seems to be (finally) treating the subject of prohibition with some honesty and fair reporting. And it’s not just Canada either – even CNN seems addicted to discussing pot. Fox seems like they’re on board: check out this clip from Family Guy from April 19:
Couldn’t be much more positive than that!