Marijuana advocates and enthusiasts will celebrate Cannabis Day in Thornton Park, next to Pacific Central Station, on Saturday despite objections from the Vancouver park board.
The event features a large marijuana farmers market where vendors sell marijuana products and pot-infused edibles.
The park board had urged organizers to find a more suitable site than the heavily used park.
The annual July 1 pot protest, which in past years has been held outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, will operate without a permit.
“As with any unpermitted event or protest, the priority of the park board and the City is the health and safety of all participants and the general public. On the day of the event, park rangers will monitor Thornton Park along with the many other events taking place in parks on Canada Day. Vancouver police officers will be on site to manage traffic and keep the peace,” the park board said in a statement.
Cannabis Culture, the event organizers, say Cannabis Day will take place on the south side of Thornton Park between noon and 8 p.m.
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