Apparently it happens every 5 years: a rag-tag, pretty-darn-fun protest, asking (?) Canada to legalize pot.
When I first saw the event summer 2001, same location, things were different. For one thing, at least 5, maybe as many as 10, V.Police were lingering and watching. This year? Not a uniform to be seen, all day, that I could tell.
Last time: no particular audience. This year: a healthy patio of tourists (thanks to Chill Winston, a terrific new restaurant on the intersection), some of whom took photos on their Treos.
Last time: my reaction was astonishment that this kinda stuff happened.
This time: my reaction is, ‘good on ‘ya’ … and I only wish pot users were the only things we needed to be concerned about. With the numbers of young men and women (and by that I mean 16 – 30, I guess) who are so $(*#’d up by devastating drugs, it would be laughable to devote any public resources towards monitoring a pro-marijuana protest.