This year’s 2021 New York City was one of happiness, dancing and an overall sense of freedom. People openly consumed cannabis with no fear of being arrested. This year’s parade drew people from all over the country. Activist Steve D’Angelo came in from California to celebrate the decades since he attended his first parade. Politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer and New York State Attorney General Laticia James spoke at a rally following the parade which brought a who’s who of New York cannabis activists.