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CANNABIS CULTURE – Last week marked Vancouver’s 24th annual 420 celebration. Depending on the source, estimates of the crowd range between 40,000 and 100,000 attendees. Vancouver’s 420 is widely considered to be the largest open-air cannabis market in the world.
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CANNABIS CULTURE – It was like any other spring afternoon on Parliament Hill. Tulips were pushing through their beds, people admired the eternal flame, an electric guitar wailed on the rounded steps to Parliament, ten thousand plus citizens smoked weed on the lawn. The children? Everyone is somebody’s child and they were all safely guarded byRead More
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CANNABIS CULTURE – The Gastown Riot – or Grasstown Riot – of August 7, 1971, was the first major battle for drug peace in Canada. There were earlier “smoke-ins”, to be sure, but this was the first confrontation between protesters and police. Despite the brutality of the police, they lost this battle. 
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