This is the absurdity that happens when you declare war on a plant.
Moscow police on Saturday suppressed a rally for the legalization of marijuana, detaining 30 people and beating many more. Participants of the Marijuana March were fined and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
The Marijuana Legalization League attempted to stage a rally in downtown Moscow on Saturday to demand the legalization of marijuana in Russia. Police detained the demonstrators, beating several people with truncheons. […]
City authorities have turned down an application to organize the rally as “propagandizing drug abuse”. The Federal Drug Control Federation earlier urged Moscow to crack down on the possible gathering “as tough as possible”.