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In Photos: Albertans show support for marijuana at 4/20 rally at legislature

Albertans show support for marijuana at 4/20 rally at legislature
WATCH ABOVE: A rally was held at the Alberta Legislature to mark 4/20 (April 20) on Thursday, as people came together in support of marijuana. This year, however, the mood was slightly more positive as legalization is inching closer. Kendra Slugoski reports.

As is annual tradition, the Alberta Legislature grounds were full Thursday to mark 4/20 (April 20), as people rallied in support of marijuana.

This year, however, the mood was slightly more positive.

READ MORE: Pot legalization: Seven questions that still need to be answered 

Earlier this month, the federal Liberals announced plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The goal is to have the laws in place by July 1, 2018.

Adults 18 and older will be able to legally buy and cultivate small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while selling the drug to a minor will become a serious new criminal offence under the federal Liberal government’s proposed new legal-pot regime.

READ MORE: Why are people being arrested for pot if the Trudeau government is looking to legalize it? 

On Thursday, some supporters were excited about the legislative changes on the way, others still expressed concerns about how legal marijuana will be regulated.

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The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017.
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017. Kendra Slugoski, Global News,
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017.
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017. Kendra Slugoski, Global News
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017.
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017. Kendra Slugoski, Global News
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017.
The 420 rally at Alberta legislature, April 20, 2017. Kendra Slugoski, Global News
Jessie Richards is protesting arrests involving people using medicinal marijuana.
Jessie Richards is protesting arrests involving people using medicinal marijuana. Kendra Slugoski, Global News