New Jersey medical cannabis patients an legalization advocates for a rally in Trenton yesterday, with approximately 75 people openly smoking joints across the street from the Statehouse in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s position on marijuana issues. The protest attracted more than 250 people, with zero arrests, organizers described it as a “very bold act of civil disobedience.”
Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey saw the rally as an essential step in moving the medical marijuana program forward in the state. “We’re pretty desperate. What other redress do we have for our grievances?” said Wolski. “I think this is a very nice crowd. I am very proud to be a part of this,” he continued.
About a year ago Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law in an effort to make the medical marijuana program more friendly for kids. This only happen after an outcry from a vocal group of parents looking for legal treatment options. That said, there are still no edible marijuana products available in New Jersey because the state Health Department is still in the process of reviewing applications for product safety and potency.
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