It was great to be down at Castle Field in Southsea on Saturday for the Hampshire Cannabis Club awareness picnic.
It’s been a good few years since the Portsmouth Smokey Bears were holding their picnics on Southsea Common. A few veterans from those days were in attendance and they thought it was great to see a new generation carrying on the campaign.
Freedom Seeds chatted to lots of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and we were pleased to see so many pick up a copy of our latest catalogue from the information stall.
You can read the local rags’ report on the event here:
As with many of these types of events there are various estimates of the numbers who attended. It’s clear that many people that had turned up at the beginning of the day had drifted away as others arrived later in the afternoon. We estimate that the total numbers attending throughout the day was in excess of three figures.
With no public order offences or arrests made, it’s hard to see how any reasonable person could complain about the right to hold such an event.