On July 19, 1992, a “Marijuana Mardi Gras” was held at Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall. There was music, comedy and…speeches. In this video – after about 10 minutes of music, Freedom Party of Ontario President Robert Metz gives a speech (at 10:40 ) opposing prohibition. His speech is followed by one from Jack Herer, author of “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. Interesting tidbit: Canada’s Progressive Conservatives banned literature about cannabis in 1988. The criminal law penalties for possessing such literature were as much as ten times higher than the penalty for possessing cannabis itself.
Featuring: Robert Metz (President, Freedom Party of Ontario)
Date: July 19, 1992
Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
Color/BW: Full colour