Originally posted on CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Advocates of marijuana legalization rallied in Washington Square Park this weekend, for what they called a “massive action of civil disobedience.”
The rally, which is held annually, culminated in a 4:20 p.m. “smokeout,” in which attendees openly smoked marijuana in the park.
“Marijuana is a natural plant that grows in the ground. There is no reason why it should be illegal,” marijuana legalization advocates said in Facebook post for the event. “All it does is make people hungry and lazy. Is that really so bad?”