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What is a culture? “The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.” There is a cannabis culture — a global social group — with our own beliefs, rituals, symbols, history, icons, holidays, music & more.
And we are a persecuted culture. ....... This photo was taken at the magnificent annual 4/20 Vancouver rally, held at Sunset Beach. It’s an enormous celebration of our culture, and a peaceful civil disobedience protest against the prohibition harms that still exist — especially under the so-called “legalization”, which is the re-criminalization of cannabis in Canada.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of @420vancouverofficial , and this massive unique rally and our community are facing the same old anti-cannabis discrimination and intolerance as always. There’s a deep bigotry directed towards this joyous gathering of locals and tourists, perpetuated by the media and some disdainful officials and prohibitionists.
But the truth is, 4/20 Vancouver is beloved by locals and people worldwide. This is a cultural festival and rallying cry for freedom and fairness for everyone. It’s such a special, meaningful sight to behold. The passionate volunteer organizers of this nonprofit event work hand-in-hand with city, parks board, police, ambulance, firefighters and more authorities every year, and work to raise the huge amount of money needed to pay for everything required. The organizers are praised by police and health officials for making it the safest mass event in the city, and local businesses enjoy the benefit of many visitors who come just for this annual protest and celebration.
Show your support for 4/20 Vancouver, and start planning your trip to this beautiful, magical, high-vibration rally — enjoy the feeling of true freedom and dignity alongside fellow cannabis advocates, patients, enthusiasts & grassroots entrepreneurs!
Follow @420vancouverofficial for updates and big announcements coming soon!
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