Protesters In NYC Call For Legal Marijuana In New York

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City's Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State.

NEW YORK:  Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City‘s Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State.

NYC Cannabis Parade organizer Troy Smit told NBC News the annual event, first held in 2012, aims to “end the war on drugs, release the medicine, free the prisoners, heal the sick, and unite the nations.”

Colorado, Washington, and Alaska have already legalized the recreational use of marijuana. In February a law went into effect in Washington, D.C., that made carrying small amounts of pot legal. Oregon voters passed a law legalizing pot that is set to take effect July 1.

 

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Comments

  1. Terry Hopper says

    You should check your facts. I have marched in marijuana legalization marches in NYC since at least 1998, so maybe the march by this organization started in 2012, but to say “the annual event, first held in 2012″ is just wrong and dumb. Watch the movie High Times Potluck, it includes footage of the 1999 march. I work in the media myself, jeez.

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