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Marijuana lovers celebrate April 20 with 4/20 rally at Yonge-Dundas Square

It was just another Friday for most, but for marijuana lovers in Toronto and across the world, April 20 marked 4/20 — the international celebration calling for the legalization of pot.

In Toronto, the rally at Yonge-Dundas Square was peaceful – if hazy – as smokers lit up at 4:20 p.m.  It’s not known exactly why 4/20 is used as the date, but the term originated in California and has been used for decades.

A spokeswoman for Conservative Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has repeatedly said the federal government has no intention to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

Newly-minted NDP leader Tom Mulclair, the leader of the official opposition, said Friday he supported decriminalization.

Since January, the Liberal party has supported legalization.

With files from The Canadian Press