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UK: Cannabis 'awareness' picnic set for return to Portsmouth
The News, Portsmouth
Friday 19 Aug 2016
People who use the drug, including cancer patients, have previously attended the event, pointing to legal medicinal use in the United States. But the event has drawn criticism from politicians for the way it was policed in 2014, and in turn the organisers faced criticism from police last year after moving the venue to where a family event was being held. In a statement, Superintendent Will Schofield, Portsmouth’s most senior police officer, said: ‘Officers will be in the vicinity of Southsea Castle as part of their normal duties and they will pay passing attention to the planned awareness event. ‘They will be available to respond to any calls from members of the public whether involved in the event or otherwise.
‘The police support the right to peaceful protest and expression but will deal with any offences robustly.’
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