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Canadian group celebrates marijuana's day
April 23, 2007, 03:55 AM

TORONTO, April 22 (UPI) A group of demonstrators in Toronto rallied for the legalization of marijuana during the unofficial 4-20 holiday, as police looked on.

While marijuana remains illegal throughout Canada, Matt Mernagh had gotten all necessary permission before Friday's demonstration on the calendar date that equates to the fabled 420 marijuana slogan, the Toronto Star said.

I said the Toronto Hash Mob will be at Yonge and Dundas celebrating 420, Mernagh said.

Mernagh, 33, said he uses marijuana to help ease pain from his osteoarthritis, but he is urging legalization of the weed.

I'm fighting for the full legalization of cannabis because I believe that a lot of my friends that aren't disabled should have the same right to use cannabis as I do, he said.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International


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