Source: AP European Union Times June 3 2014
A march in help of marijuana legalization united hundreds of Chileans, who walked via downtown Santiago on Sunday. The capital noticed individuals brazenly smoking joints, citing the instance of neighbor Uruguay, which formally legalized pot in Might.
The demonstrators demanded the legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of consumption, together with the correct to develop marijuana for private use.
The marijuana activists have been drumming, dancing and enjoying music. A few of them have been carrying flags with marijuana leaves, footage of Rastafarians smoking marijuana, and banners resembling “Domesticate your rights – No extra injury”, and “Why drink and drive, when you can smoke and fly”- as seen on APTN video footage.
Most of the ralliers smoked pot-crammed bongs, and big joint have been handed handed round.
One of many activists, Gustavo, stated: “We’re marching for a brand new drug coverage so shoppers will not be criminalized, and drug traffickers are criminalized.”
An activist named Laura informed APTN that marijuana might be used instead remedy for pain and sickness.
“I’m marching as a result of I would like an previous age with out pain, I would like to have a quiet previous age and I consider that marijuana is an alternate (treatment) for pain and sickness,” she stated.