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This 12 minute video shows how violence erupted at a cannabis event - for the first time, after 20+ years of cannabis activism in the same spot. Who brought the violence? Vancouver's police department! Cops beat and arrested 4 activists for selling cannabis, then pepper sprayed dozens, including patients and elderly.
See raw footage of the police attack on a peaceful cannabis farmers market in downtown Vancouver, July 1st 2015. This upload includes additional footage not seen elsewhere, improved audio, and better video resolution. Contains violence (not graphic), and adult language.
After 2 years of costly court dates and delays, all charges against the activists were dropped in 2017.
Cannabis was "legalized" in 2018, but only for the government to grow and sell. The gardeners, patients, activists, and farmers market participants seen here are still illegal. The prison time for cannabis 'offenses' has increased to 14 years under "legalization".