Rio’s Marijuana March

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Close to 1,500 people including State Representative and ex-Minister of the Environment Carlos Minc, took to Ipanema's beachfront last Saturday for the Marcha da Maconha (Marijuana March) calling for the legalization of cannabis.

Starting at Jardim de Alah in Leblon at 4PM, the green t-shirted crowd with a float, banners and marching band Orquestra Verde made their way along Avenida Vieira Souto to Aproador chanting for legalization of marijuana.

The demonstration was the first in a month of marches . . .

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