Thousands protest marijuana restrictions in Prague

07-05-2011

Several thousand people demonstrated against the restriction of marijuana use in Prague on Saturday. An estimated 6,000, mostly young people marched through city centre to a park in Žižkov, dancing and distributing cannabis seeds, to support the legalisation of cannabis for medical and recreational use. Organisers asked the government to respect their rights by decriminalising the drug and its users. The protest is the fourteenth of its kind this year in Prague. Czech law currently allows possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana.