Cannabis Day

Definition - What does Cannabis Day mean?

Cannabis Day is an annual Canadian celebration that started in Alberta, Canada in 1977 as a joint venture of the Alberta Legalization of Cannabis Committee and the Canadian Association to Liberate Marijuana. It coincides with Canada’s National holiday, Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) on July 1st each year.

The event has been held at various parks and venues throughout its existence. In 2017, it was held in Vancouver’s Thornton Park and sponsored by Cannabis Culture and Sensible BC. It has grown into a festival to celebrate cannabis, a forum for cannabis advocates and a farmers market of various cannabis and cannabis-related products.

Hydrolife explains Cannabis Day

Cannabis Day may mistakenly thought to be World Cannabis Day, which occurs on April 20th of each year (4/20) due to the number of worldwide celebrations of cannabis and marijuana culture that occur that day. Other celebrations of cannabis that may be referred to as “Cannabis Day” are Amsterdam’s Cannabis Liberation Day, New York City’s annual Cannabis Parade, which has since grown into the Global Marijuana March, Washington D.C.’s National Cannabis Festival, Australia’s Mardigrass, Jamaica’s Stepping High Festival, India’s Holi Festival, Spain’s Spannabis and Dab-a-Doo events, the Czech Republic’s Cannafest, or Brazil’s Marcha da Maconha among dozens of other annual cannabis-themed events worldwide.

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