CANADA: The City of Vancouver has told organizers of an annual Canada Day marijuana festival to ‘cease and desist’ any marketing or promotion because they have not obtained a permit.
‘Cannabis Day’ is held every year on July 1 in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thousands of people usually show up to support marijuana legalization and peruse the smorgasbord of pot products— like candies, cookies, lemonade, and free joints — offered by cannabis vendors in pop-up tents.
Local marijuana activists at Cannabis Culture Headquarters, run by Marc and Jodie Emery, have been organizing this year’s event for months.
But on Tuesday night, Jodie Emery tweeted a letter they received from the city telling them to stop.