High hopes for Windsor's first 4/20 celebration

High hopes for Windsor's first 4/20 celebration

Pot enthusiasts have high hopes for Windsor's first 4/20 celebration, rolling out Thursday afternoon at Charles Clark Square.

Some residents were setting up early in the afternoon, dishing up marijuana treats like pot brownies and red velvet cupcakes for the international pro-cannabis rally held around the world. 

 

Jackie Rivest brought a host of cannabis products to sell, including topicals, edibles and infused oils for baking and medical treatment.

The rally is an important day to celebrate for Rivest, who makes her products for people with medical marijuana prescriptions.

"I hope to get my access across to more patients and help them out," she said.

Prominent pot advocate Sam Mellace is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Windsor rally, according to organizers.

Leo Lucier is the leader of the team organizing the local event that promotes the use of medical marijuana and the legalization of cannabis.

"They're massive, peaceful demonstrations to change the rights for cannabis (use)," he said. "We're expecting a lot of people."