Saturday, May 5, 2018

At the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2018

Several hundred participants took part in the annual Cannabis Parade & Rally today ... starting in Herald Square and wrapping up in Union Square, where EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos...

The rally aims to "end cannabis prohibition, stop racially motivated arrests and expand and improve the state’s medical marijuana program."

Today's parade participants included gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, who issued a statement saying, "I believe it’s time for New York to follow the lead of eight other states and DC and legalize recreational marijuana."

Updated 5/6

The Daily News has a recap here ... including a photo of Nixon speaking with Aron "Pie Man" Kay.


Anonymous said...

You let us down here EVG! Because I never got the heads up, I spent Saturday rallying for cannabis all by myself in my apartment.

Anonymous said...

Roll me up and Smoke me when I Die

Anonymous said...

I used to go to these events back in the 60's when I think they called these types of parades "Smoke-Ins" or "Be-Ins", but like the rest of that time I am having some trouble remembering which one it was. It is nice to see young people following tradition.
"Turn on, tune in and drop out",.....and if you don't know the phrase or who said it....or why....then you probably were sitting on the grass right next to me back then.

cannasos said...

Interesting event. Thought I don't get many of the costumes.