‘Free the weed’: Cannabis supporters protest globally for relaxation of marijuana laws

The Global Marijuana March has taken place this weekend as cannabis supporters from around the world gathered in 829 cities in 72 countries to put pressure on their governments to legalize the drug.

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Demonstrators were out in force in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, including wheelchair-bound children suffering from refractory epilepsy. They want the drug legalized for medical use and for it to be regulated for cultivation and consumption. 

"Using medication with cannabis, a growing number of patients are finding that cannabis is a relief, not the cure, but it will help restore quality of life to people and patients, the children have been suffering since birth,” protester Maria Laura Alasi told RT’s video agency Ruptly. 

Thousands of demonstrators were out in force, displaying flags, which depicted Bob Marley, while smoking cannabis joints. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Rio’s Ipanema and Leblon beaches were the setting as

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