For Immediate Release
Marijuana activists Toronto Hash Mob invite everyone – approximately 21,000 FaceBook people actually – to join them Friday Apr. 20 from 1 – 4:30 to Toke Up Yonge and Dundas Square. As an act of doobie defiance activists will be blazing against the Conservative government’s mandatory prison sentences for cannabis. The fifth annual smoke out, held at Canada’s busiest intersection, has never had an arrest for a cannabis offence.
Toronto tokers join activists from around the world #420to (and Anonymous) who will use 4.20.12 to draw attention to the harms of prohibition. For the first time ever, a Hash Mob 420 protest will take place in Amsterdam. Activists will protest Netherland government adoption of the “weed pass.” A law that will prohibit tourists from purchasing cannabis from Dutch coffeeshops.
Despite Amsterdam moving backwards on their drug policy, Toronto Hash Mob encourages our city to explore the Netherland marijuana model. If the Dutch don’t want peaceful toking tourists Toronto should gladly take the business. Especially at time when other vice moral crimes – gambling and sex are seriously being considered.
Cannabis activist Matt Mernagh, who currently has Canada’s only court ordered marijuana exemption, notes the neighborhood of Yongesterdam continues to thrive with many compassion clubs, marijuana seed shops, hemp and bong retail outlets and vapor lounges operating. On May 7 and 8 Mernagh and lawyer Paul Lewin are in Ontario Court of Appeal to defend R v. Mernagh the court ruling that struck down Canada’s possession and personal production laws and eliminated Health Canada’s medical marijuana program.
It’s very conceivable Canada will have no marijuana law for personal possession and production before the end of the year.
Matt Mernagh 647 832 4201
Chris Goodwin 647 830 1420