It's Friday, April 20th, also known as 4/20, a tie-in the with the term '420,' which in slang terms, refers to smoking marijuana. In efforts to see the plant which has both recreational and medicinal uses legalized, groups such as 'Free The Weed In Texas' put on events including walks and festivals to promote responsible use of marijuana. Naturally, a number of events are taking place around the state today, including right here in Victoria.

The 'Free The Weed Reggae Festival' is scheduled to take place starting at 1pm today in Riverside Park.

This free event is hosted by 'Cannabis Open Carry Walks' and features live music, testimonies, and food. The organization and the events they put on are not only promoting recreational use of marijuana, but also the medicinal and other uses of the plant. Medical research has shown numerous benefits of cannabis products, including alleviating the side effects of cancer treatment, and other medical issues. Marijuana has been legalized for both medicinal and recreational use in a growing number of states around the country.

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