More than 7,000 express support for marijuana legalisation

At least 7,000 people took part in the Million Marijuana March in Prague on Saturday in support of legalising marijuana. The event began at the city’s Charles Square before arriving at a park known as Parukářka, where two podia had been set up for music, along with numerous stands selling items including hemp products. Some NGOs also have stands set up; part of the programme is a number of presentations and debates. Police monitored the march - there were no incidents. Marijuana is the most widely-used illegal drug in the Czech Republic; according to sources, more than half of Czechs between the ages of 15 and 34 have tried it.

Author: Jan Velinger