Hundreds gathered in Union Square on Saturday, May 2, to watch artists, singers, and DJs perform, but the revelers weren’t just there for the music, they were rallying for a higher cause — marijuana.
At the NYC Cannabis Parade, politicians and activists spoke of lobbying local and state government leaders to support pro-marijuana legislation. Demonstrators showed their support through their clothes and costumes and by distributing flyers that described the merits of recreational and medical pot use. Others took a more literal approach, which created a haze that hung over the park for most of the afternoon.
Photos by Kathleen Caulderwood for the Village Voice.