420 rally brings a plume of smoke to Yonge & Dundas
Hundreds of potheads and supporters of the movement to legalize marijuana gathered at Yonge-Dundas Sqaure on Sunday for a smoke-filled display of solidarity. The day started with a parade down Yonge Street just before noon and ended quietly around 5:30pm as the crowd slowly dispersed from the Square (insert hilarious weed-makes-you-hungry joke here). Organizers report that over a 1000 free joints were given out over the day, a number that's easy to believe when you see the plume of smoke that engulfed the crowd in the minutes after the clock struck 4:20 p.m.
Some 50 police officers were on hand, but they kept to the sidelines as the rally went down without incident. There were Rob Ford and Justin Trudeau signs, two weed-focused mascots, and some of the biggest joints you've ever seen. One wonders if the rally is an effective political strategy, but those gathered sure seemed to have fun.