New York City knows how to throw a parade — its Thanksgiving Day and St. Patrick’s Day processions are part of the city’s lore. It possibly only a matter of time, then, before NYC began to host a parade celebrating cannabis. Although there’s no clear consensus on how and when the NYC Cannabis Parade began, it has been conspicuously running for the past several years in mid- to downtown Manhattan. Sponsored by Amsterdam-based seed company Sensi, the event has decidedly political goals and in past years has featured speakers like city council members, former law enforcement professionals, NORML representatives, and entertainers like rapper and producer Redman. Although cannabis is still illegal in New York State, New York City decriminalized possession of less than 25 grams for personal use in November 2014.