In a peaceful environment, around 100 people participated in the World Marijuana March which was also carried out in the streets of Guadalajara, in which it was requested that consumers not be criminalized, and that the regulation that is still in progress pending approval by the Senate.
The contingent left Avenida Vallarta, around 5:00 p.m., until they arrived outside the local Congress. Every first Saturday in May, groups around the world gather in favor of the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis.
The members of the groups that met in the city launched slogans such as “No more nicotine, weed is medicine”. Manuel Chávez, one of the leaders of the 4:20 Guadalajara collective, said that they ask for legalization for medicinal use, and that in his personal case, consumption has served to treat different diseases.
“We are marching in favor of the legalization of marijuana, because it is not only recreational use as people think, my wife and I use it medicinally. I am a pensioner from the Guadalajara Police, a retired lieutenant, and the truth is that it has helped me a lot for all illnesses,” he said.
Demonstrations in favor of marijuana consumption were also held in other parts of the country, such as Mexico City.