July 1st, 2015 will stand as a seminal moment in the history of the medical cannabis in Canada movement. Here’s a photographic look back at the events of Cannabis Day in Vancouver. What should have been, as it had for two decades, a celebration of a community’s achievements, peaceful methods, and Vancouver’s progress in leading a national conversation on our plant turned into an ugly scene, which highlighted the lingering stigma unfairly attached to cannabis by conservative agendas.

For those unfamiliar with the story, on July 1st a decades old gathering of the cannabis movement at the Vancouver Art Gallery devolved into a violent confrontation with the Vancouver Police Department. Several arrests were made, and CinC was there to capture it all.

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