The history of “420”, how it came to be called that and why it is celebrated on April 20th is quite the read.It has become a part of history and lore for a couple of generations now. What started as a small group protest has grown into a large movement. Yesterday’s announcement by our Prime Minister, to the world, that Canada intends to fully legalize marijuana gave this gathering a much more celebratory feel than in years past.The crowd, as diverse in age and race, as any I’ve seen at any gathering grew to overflow the square and spill out onto the surrounding streets. After many years of studies and research the truth about cannabis and it’s healing qualities have emerged. There was a strong educational component here as well as lots of edibles, drinkables and yes a few smoke-ables. The sad stories shared had a common thread. Suffering because of it’s illegality. Parents losing their children because of treating their illnesses with cannabis. People often put in dangerous and precarious situations. But we have come a long, long way since then. This was indeed a celebration. After a few speeches the crowd was treated to some great comedy, dance and music. I was treated backstage to some great weed poetry and met some incredible people that reminded me, when we gather in numbers with a common goal, based on truth and understanding, we can move mountains. “We the People” can affect change and make this a better, more enlightened world. Many thanks to the many volunteers and organizers for a an awesome afternoon. Thanks to Mother Nature for supplying awesome sunny weather and of course the plant we came to celebrate. Thanks to the many members of the Toronto Police Services who certainly had their hands full keeping pedestrians and vehicles separate. As always, enjoy Toronto and if so inclined, enjoy a puff or a brownie!