Brazilians demand the legalization of marijuana

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Demonstrators carry a fake marijuana joint at a legalization of marijuana march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Brazilian police say about 2,000 people have gathered in downtown Sao Paulo in a demonstration demanding the legalization of the production and sale of marijuana in Latin America's largest country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say about 2,000 people have gathered in downtown Sao Paulo in a demonstration demanding the legalization of the production and sale of marijuana in Latin America's largest country.

Several of the demonstrators were smoking marijuana cigarettes while carrying posters reading "Legalize Marijuana Now," and "Marijuana is Medicine."

Police say the demonstration was peaceful. No arrests have been reported.