New Yorkers of varying levels of political engagement brazenly smoked pot in public and called for it to be legal, as they did at the 1973 Washington Square Park smoke-in that kicked off the annual tradition.

In 2019, the word "cannabis" evokes things like wellness branding, licensed dispensaries, lobbyists, and criminal justice reformers.

All of these were represented at the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally in Manhattan Saturday, which culminated in a lineup of bands, speakers and booths in Union Square.

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Caroline Lewis ~ Gothamist.com ~

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