Argentina Demands Marijuana Legalization, with Little Optimism

Thousands marched across Argentina on Saturday to demand an end to marijuana prohibition.

EspañolA passion for marijuana gripped the heart of the Argentinean capital on Saturday, May 2, as over 100,000 people marched through the streets of Buenos Aires to demand legalization and the right to personal cultivation of the drug.

The demonstration marshaled around 150,000 people, the same number as in 2014, and was part of the Global Marijuana March (GMM) simultaneously celebrated in over 849 cities and 76 countries since 1999.

“We’re asking for the legalization and regularization of all cannabis, for all its uses: medical, industrial, and recreational,” Nicolás Breg, representative of the Association of Argentinean Cannabis Agriculturalists (AACA), told the PanAm Post.

The capital’s Plaza de Mayo — the location of some of the most iconic moments in Argentinean history — rapidly became a fair of all things cannabis, where entrepreneurs walked the crowds and...

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