Lisa Campbell and Nazlee Maghsoudi
On April 20, cannabis users across Canada and around the world will be celebrating 420, challenging the stigma around cannabis and fighting for drug policy reform. CSSDP is launching a 420 Blog Series to report and reflect on 420 festivities. CSSDP members from Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Alberta and London, England will be attending and writing about 420 festivities. If you would like to be involved, please send an email to our Chair of the Board of Directors, Nazlee Maghsoudi, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to accept and publish posts from CSSDP members and non-members, from across Canada and abroad, and from places that are represented and are not represented in the series thus far.
If you have the privilege of living in one of Canada’s major cities, there are lots of celebrations to be had! In Toronto, not only will there be celebrations at the Hot Box Cafe in Kensington, but you can also light up in Dundas Square to protest prohibition. Things will be just as big at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and in Ottawa there is a huge national rally to Fill the Hill! Pretty much any major city in Canada, from Montreal to Calgary to Halifax has something going on to celebrate 420. Get yourself to the closest rally by searching the 420 Rally website by province to see what’s going down locally. Even if you aren’t close to a major city centre, you can still celebrate in your own way by getting together with friends and family and sharing cannabis. You don’t have to be at a huge march to celebrate the successes of the cannabis movement! Whatever you do to celebrate, blog it, tweet it and share your experience through social media to get the word out. Prohibition of cannabis is failing worldwide, and it’s high time that we legalize and regulate it.