For two-decades, Cannabis Day stood as as a tribute to the peaceful and positive protest of the cannabis community. Twenty-years of July 1st celebrations were sullied when an inexplicably hostile City of Vancouver denied the event its permit, and led to scuffles with police and arrests.

Neil Magnuson, who was arrested and charged with trafficking during the July 1st Cannabis Day events. Here, he sits down with Cannabis in Canada’s Jason Wilcox for an exclusive conversation about the day and his arrest.