Lingering post-legalization concerns are sustaining a sense of protest among 4-20 event organizers across the country

Organizers of the first 4-20 “Weed Day” demonstration on Parliament Hill since Canada legalized recreational marijuana are learning a tough lesson — new freedoms bring great bureaucracy.

Shawn Mac, a program director for 4-20 Ottawa, says his group is encountering more red tape Saturday than on past April 20 protests.

Organizers can’t use the steps to the now-closed Centre Block, which means spectators will need a front row position on the lawn to see or hear — something Mac calls a “huge letdown.”

“Hearing is already a problem so not being able to see is a crushing blow,” he said in an interview Saturday.

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Mike Blanchfield – Canadian Press – April 20, 2019.

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