Article by Veronica Henri, Toronto Sun
Tables of baked goods, bongs, dabs, flags and buds were readily for sale in Queen’s Park North on Saturday.
Toronto’s 19th annual Global Marijuana March resembled a circus atmosphere with barkers looking for buds — and all things relating to pot culture — before the crowd in attendance weaved through city streets, puffing freely and cheering for their drug of choice with Princess of Pot Jodi Emery leading the way.
“Hopefully next year it should be legal and celebrated” event organizer Neev Tapiero said Saturday.
One pot enthusiast, who has attended the parade for the last nine years, held a placard reading: ”No limits for alcohol why 30gm for pot?”
“The real argument is freedom,” said the man, who identified himself as Rusty Shackelford — an alias also used by a character in the animated television series King Of the Hill.
“Adults should be allowed to do what they want as long as they are not hurting anyone, “ he added.