SHERIDAN IN DEMO FOR LEGAL CANNABIS More than 100 people flocked to a pro-cannabis demo in Glasgow city centre yesterday. The Bring Your Own Joints event kicked off in George Square. The participants then marched towards Kelvingrove Park in the west end of the city. The event, dubbed a Mass Smoke-In, was organised by the Scottish Socialist Youth (SSY) group to allow young people to express their views on current drug laws in the country. Strathclyde Police said the event passed off peacefully, without any arrests. The young people, mostly in their teens or early 20s, gathered in George Square, where Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan addressed the crowd. Several members of the crowd were openly smoking cannabis joints, which police confiscated, organiser Donnie Nicolson said. The gathering then left George Square around 2.30pm to march through the city centre streets towards the west end. The marchers, accompanied by music from samba band Diablo Bateria, took around 90 minutes to complete their route through Queen Street, Argyle Street, St Vincent Street and Charing Cross. The crowd was joined by more supporters as it made its way through the city centre. When they arrived at Kelvingrove Park, near Park Circus, the protesters were addressed by Nicolson and other local supporters of the campaign. The SSY is eager to see the decriminalisation of cannabis, as opposed to the recent down grading of the drug to Class C status. Speaking before the event, Nicolson said: "Despite the Home Secretary's recent 'downgrading' of cannabis, with the muddled new police guidelines, very little has changed. "Control of cannabis ultimately remains in the hands of black-market dealers, and young people continue to be criminalised."