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Man gives away pot in Monument Square

Crash Barry says he handed out 225 grams of marijuana. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- You may have seen a lot of people in Monument Square Thursday.

A Maine man gave out hundreds of grams of pot, right in the middle of downtown Portland.

At one point the line stretched across Monument Square.

Crash Barry says he handed out 225 grams of marijuana.

He says he did it as a way to celebrate a marijuana holiday.

"Today is 4/20, the cannabis culture’s Christmas and Easter and New Year’s all rolled in together, so I thought it would be a good idea to come down here and share some ganja with my friends," Barry said.

We reached out to Portland police Thursday to see if what Barry was doing was legal, but haven't heard back.

He does say he plans on coming back to give away marijuana again next year.

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