Winnipeg Marks 4/20 with Rally at Legislature

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Hundreds of people gather at the Manitoba legislature on Sunday, April 20, 2014 to smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 celebrations. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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The grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building were covered in a smokey haze on Sunday afternoon.

Pro-marijuana activists gathered to celebrate cannabis culture and call for the legalization of marijuana during the annual 4/20 event.

They say if the legislation of the drug in Colorado and Washington state is working well, then there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work in Canada.

Winnipeg police maintained a presence to ensure the event remained peaceful, but did not make any arrests or hand out tickets.

— Staff