This is why thousands of people gathered to smoke cannabis on Woodhouse Moor in Leeds

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An event held annually to celebrate cannabis enjoyed a bumper turn-out in Leeds this year. Huge crowds turned out for Leeds Cannabis Social Club’s 420 gathering on Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon.

It’s part of a global protest movement calling for the decriminalisation of cannabis and is named after the time of 4.20pm.

The hot weather meant the event enjoyed one of its biggest ever turn-outs.

The LCSC reminded visitors that police would be present at the park, to behave with consideration for other park users and to avoid smoking in the presence of under 18s.

This aerial drone footage shows the scale of the rally.

In 2018, Leeds City Council

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