The Million Marihuana March is an annual rally and demonstration to legalize cannabis, taking place on the first Saturday in May in hundreds of cities the world over. Taking its part in this global protest, Prague also has its demonstration, followed by a cultural happening organized by the Legalizace.cz organization. The goal of the event is not only to call attention to the dismal state of legislation involving cannabis, but also to offer possible solutions, and to point out the practical uses of this extraordinary plant in both medicine and industry.
The demonstration traditionally starts at 12:30 pm at Karlovo náměstí in Prague: then, accompanied by music, thousands of supporters march through the town center to non-violently, but loudly, express their disagreement with the criminalization of cannabis and its users.
This educational happening offers not only political discussion, lectures and interesting workshops, but also a rich cultural program on several podiums, a non-profit sector and a program for children. At the happening there is also a cannabis market, where Czech and foreign producers of cannabis and hemp products show their wares in the fields of food, drink and textiles. The happening takes place from 2 to 10 pm and admission is, as always, free.