Marijuana crusaders light up en-masse in Melbourne park
October 19, 2014
A pro-cannabis rally in a Melbourne CBD park has seen people breaking the law, with many in the crowd smoking the drug while pushing for decriminalisation.
About 200 campaigners gathered around a tree in Flagstaff Gardens, calling the the drug to be made as legal as tobacco or alcohol.
"I think in an ideal world it should be seen the same as any crop, tomatoes or anything," rally organiser Matt Riley said.
In Victoria it is currently illegal to posses marijuana in any way, shape or form.
Some believe it should be allowed for personal use.
But Victorian Premier Denis Napthine disagrees.
"We have no intention whatsoever of decriminalising marijuana or cannabis in the drug smoking form," he said.
Despite knowing about the planned event, uniformed Victoria Police officers were not seen at the rally.
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