15,000 descend on London's Hyde Park for annual '420' marijuana rally

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esbooboo
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15,000 descend on London's Hyde Park for annual '420' marijuana rally

Post by esbooboo » Sun 22nd Apr 2018 08:32 pm

From Daily Mail
Thousands of marijuana fans flocked to Hyde Park this afternoon to smoke in the sunshine on 420 Day - in full view of police.

Marijuana lovers unite for the rally every year on April 20, the date corresponding to the code name 420, and are gathering to demand the drug is decriminalised.

Royal Parks staff and police were expecting more than 15,000 people to gather in the central London park to mark the occasion, with revellers seen shirtless in the warm weather, many of them smoking rolled-up cigarettes or using dry herb vaporizer.

Scotland Yard said there had been no arrests so far, adding that the crowd was 'well-natured' and saying a 'proportionate' police presence had been in place

The annual tradition is said to have started in America because April 20 in the U.S. date format reads as 4/20.

There are many stories behind the significance of the number in stoner culture, but the most common is that 4.20pm is touted as the best time of the day to start smoking the narcotic.

But in London, around 5,000 people gathered way before the 'allotted' time, and many sparked up suspicious-looking cigarettes - some in full view of police.

Some revellers were seen shirtless, soaking up the sun while enjoying rolled-up cigarettes.
Absolutely Great! I really do feel that attitudes are changing

Annabelle
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Re: 15,000 descend on London's Hyde Park for annual '420' marijuana rally

Post by Annabelle » Sun 29th Apr 2018 12:13 am

esbooboo wrote:
Sun 22nd Apr 2018 08:32 pm
From Daily Mail
Thousands of marijuana fans flocked to Hyde Park this afternoon to smoke in the sunshine on 420 Day - in full view of police.

Marijuana lovers unite for the rally every year on April 20, the date corresponding to the code name 420, and are gathering to demand the drug is decriminalised.

Royal Parks staff and police were expecting more than 15,000 people to gather in the central London park to mark the occasion, with revellers seen shirtless in the warm weather, many of them smoking rolled-up cigarettes or using dry herb vaporizer.

Scotland Yard said there had been no arrests so far, adding that the crowd was 'well-natured' and saying a 'proportionate' police presence had been in place

The annual tradition is said to have started in America because April 20 in the U.S. date format reads as 4/20.

There are many stories behind the significance of the number in stoner culture, but the most common is that 4.20pm is touted as the best time of the day to start smoking the narcotic.

But in London, around 5,000 people gathered way before the 'allotted' time, and many sparked up suspicious-looking cigarettes - some in full view of police.

Some revellers were seen shirtless, soaking up the sun while enjoying rolled-up cigarettes.
Absolutely Great! I really do feel that attitudes are changing
Attitudes really are - I think we're at the cusp of real changer here in the UK :-)
Uncle Dank

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