Friday, April 18, 2014

1,000 marijuana users to attend 'cannabis festival' at Platt Fields Park

By Richard Wheatstone

The event in Platt Fields Park on Sunday is part of the '420' day celebrating the drug across the world.

Drug campaigners say around 1,000 people are set to attend a ‘festival’ celebrating cannabis at a south Manchester park.

The crowds are expected at the ‘420’ day at Platt Fields Park - one of a series of events to be held across the world on Sunday. event - now in its fourth year - aims to promote the campaign for the legalization of cannabis and organizers have said they plan to smoke the drug in public, as they have in previous years. It is the first time that the event has been held in Manchester, the M.E.N. understands.

Police have warned organizers they do not condone the event at the park in Fallowfield and people seen using the class B drug will face arrest.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Greater Manchester Police have not received any official notification of a planned event at Platt Fields Park on Sunday.

“Officers will be patrolling the area in conjunction with officials from the park and anyone seen to be actively breaking the law, will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.”

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