Thousands take part in Prague marihuana march

08-05-2015 updated

A march through the centre of Prague started Friday midday in favour of the legalisation of marihuana in the Czech Republic. Organisers of the ‘Million Marihuana March’ were hoping for around 8,000 to participate in the event, around the same attendance as last year. The final estimate of participants was around 5,000. Streets were closed and dozens of police drafted in to accompany the event. Marihuana is legal for the treatment of certain medical conditions but possession of more than a small amount is still an offence. Studies suggest that marihuana is the most popular drug in the |Czech Republic with more than half those aged between 15 and 34 saying they have tried it.