City Approves Pro Cannabis Rally

The city is giving the go ahead to a pro cannabis rally in Windsor.

An event permit has been issued for Charles Clark Square for '420 Fest' on April 20th.

The event is intended to promote public awareness and support for medical marijuana along with the legalization of pot in Canada.

'420 Fest' will feature a number of speakers but it is restricted to those 18 years of age and older.

The term '420' was coined in the early 1970's at a high school in California as a code word that someone liked to smoke marijuana.

Since then the term has gained a life of its own, with April 20th becoming an 'unofficial holiday' for marijuana advocates and users around the world.