Cannabis Day Goes Ahead at Vancouver Art Gallery Despite Cease and Desist Order From City

As the city of Vancouver voted in favour of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries today (June 24), a protest over marijuana reform will go ahead as planned next week, despite best efforts by the city to shut it down.

For the past 19 years on July 1, the Vancouver Art Gallery has been crowded with 10,000 to 20,000 pot enthusiasts buying, selling, and smoking weed, not unlike the annual 4/20 rally.

The event has been organized by Cannabis Culture magazine, though now they claim they have been forbidden to to move forward.

“The City of Vancouver does not support or approve this event at this location as planned,” deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston wrote in a letter to Cannabis Culture on June 9, telling them to cease and desist planning. “It would violate a number of Civic Bylaws.”

– Read the entire article at the Georgia Straight.

Photo above by Miranda Nelson.