Pubdate: Fri, 13 Jun 2003
Source: Hull Daily Mail (UK)
Copyright: 2003 Northcliffe Newspapers Group Ltd
Cited: Carl Wagner


Hull: Campaigners lobbying for the legalisation of cannabis are holding 
their third annual march in the city tomorrow. Marchers will leave Queen's 
Gardens, city centre, at 1pm.

They will walk along Spring Bank and Princes Avenue to join a "smokey 
bears" picnic in Pearson Park.

DJs and live bands have been booked to appear.

Hull's self-styled marijuana missionary Carl Wagner has helped organise the 

He said: "This looks like it could be our biggest march yet. There are 
people coming from all over the country. Everyone is invited to come along."

He added: "After last year's march, it was said that I was not calling for 
the wholesale legalisation of cannabis. But that's wrong, because I am.

"Some of the campaigners use cannabis for medical reasons, such as people 
with arthritis and other illnesses. They shouldn't have to break the law to 
get that relief."

Mr Wagner, who runs the Divine Herb stall in Hull's indoor market, plans to 
open the city's first cannabis cafe, but has yet to reveal the location.
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