Prague’s Million Marihuana March supports marihuana legalization

09-05-2009

Around two thousand people marched through the centre of Prague on Saturday in support of the legalization of cannabis. This year’s Million Marihuana March got underway in city centre and ended in the Prague neighbourhood of Žižkov. Dozens of police officers oversaw the march. The Czech Republic has one of the highest rates in consumption of the drug in Europe; a 2007 poll suggested that around one third of 24-year-olds have experimented with marihuana. Although growing and possessing the drug is illegal, the country’s Supreme Court ruled last year that growing cannabis for medicinal purposes was not necessarily against the law.