The eighth edition of the "protestival" Cannabis Liberation Day again drew hundreds of 420 enthusiasts to Flevopark in Amsterdam.
The revelers protested against the 40 year old policy of the tolerance of marijuana in the Netherlands, and called for all-out legalisation. Recent plans by the city of Amsterdam to start local experiments with regulated weed, grown and distributed under the watchful eye of City Hall, were met with healthy skepticism on the festival grounds. Organizer Derrick Bergman: "We are against 'municipality weed'. We are all for regulation, we need more control, more clean weed without pesticides. But not from the goverment"
In the tradition of the annual Cannabis Liberation Day, the festival included a hemp market , a number of speakers, musical performances and the annual Cannabis Film Festival.
The scent of quality cannabis hovered above the crowd as an abundance of weed and hashish went up in vapor and smoke.