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Thousands celebrate 420 in Vancouver

Last Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 7:16 pm PDT

(Darren Grieve, NEWS 1130 staff photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A thick haze was seen across much of Vancouver as a part of the 420 protests.

Jodie Emery is one of the key organizers of 420 in the city.

She says this is still very much a protest.

“Every person here is seen as a criminal in the eyes of the government and the law and while they are gathering in huge numbers down here to celebrate and protest, in other cities they are still arrested and every day in this province people are arrested for pot possession”

“A year is a long way to go,” says Emery. “Many Canadians are still going to be arrested, getting records and losing their jobs and ability to travel but those same Canadians are being told they’ll be able to buy legally and that in itself is just unfair. Unfairness and injustice needs to be addressed”