Marijuana march in Toronto draws 20,000

Date: 20 Jan 19 posted by Christeson

About 20,000 people took part in a pro-marijuana rally and parade Saturday in Toronto - many of them openly smoking the drug.

It was part of the 2007 Global Marijuana March and in total 232 cities held similar events.

The pot paraders said they want Canada to legalize marijuana.

Canada's so-called "Prince of Pot" was among those in attendance - Marc Emery heads the B.C. Marijuana party and publishes Cannabis Culture magazine.

He has been arrested more than 20 times in Canada and later this month will be in B.C. Supreme Court for a hearing to determine whether he will be extradited to the U.S. to face charges of selling marijuana seeds to Americans through the mail.

Emery called it incredible that 20,000 people were meeting only 100 metres from the legislature to demand that marijuana be legalized.

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