04/07/2016 10:19 EDT | Updated 04/08/2017 01:12 EDT

Vancouver pot activist charged after seed give-away rally in Calgary

CALGARY — A Vancouver marijuana activist has been charged following a rally and pot seed give-away at a Calgary hotel.

Dana Larsen was in the city on Wednesday with his “Overgrow Canada” campaign in which he aims to hand out one million pot seeds to be planted in public places.

After the rally, as angry supporters watched, police took Larsen and another man into custody.

Larsen, who is 44, is facing charges of trafficking marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking

He has been released from custody and is to appear in court on May 18.

The other man was released without charges.

(CHQR, The Canadian Press)