This week’s Democratic National Convention has a following like no convention that has ever come before. More people than ever are involved this election year, and cannabis supporters are no different. This Watch this 360-Degree Video shows hundreds of activists showed up in Philadelphia to march on City Hall, promoting their love of Bernie Sanders and the need to legalize cannabis now. Even their props were larger than life.
Politics can be a tricky subject to follow, but those of us who have been following the DNC know there is so much turmoil over the recently leaked emails and the stepping down of Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. While these dirty politicians may have rigged the election, Sander’s supporters aren’t going down without a fight.
The group carried two 51’ inflatable joints, as they marched through the streets of Philly. One joint even read “Berned (sic) by the DNC,” a presumed throw to everyone’s favorite candidate, Bernie Sanders. Cannabis activists began chanting as they walked, making their message heard loud and clear.
Pot reform! Prison reform!
Cannabis activists for the win
Supporters of the rally even brought their own band along to play bagpipes and bang on drums, as they shouted “Bernie,” in unison.
Reform of the cannabis laws is something many of know is long overdue. While not everyone was marching, groups of pedestrians gathered along the crowded streets, just hoping to catch a glimpse of the cannabis activists who were carrying signs, banners and flags, marching for something they believe in.
Stop this racist drug war.
The second 51’ joint read, “Reschedule cannabis now!” This same type of inflatable was seen during a rally in Washington, D.C., where activists actually had to deflate, then re-inflate, the joint to smuggle it past security. Luckily, protestors were able to carry their cannabis float through Philadelphia without having to take such stealthy measures.
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