Pro-pot advocates cancel public smokeout after Idaho State Police step in
On Your Side Newsroom
4:48 PM, Jan 1, 2016
4:55 PM, Jan 1, 2016
A group of marijuana advocates gathered at the Idaho Capitol to protest Idaho’s ban on marijuana.
Roughly twenty showed up to the protest and claimed that they were going to smoke marijuana in the open at 4:20 pm.
However, Idaho State Police arrived on scene and said that they would make arrests and cite individuals with possession.
At least one person was cited and activists decided to not light up because of police presence.
A Facebook post by the group called, Idaho Moms For Marijuana, stated that,
“On January 1st, 2016, we will meet on the capitol steps and peacefully assemble to celebrate the New Year by using our constitutionally protected voices to demand reform of Idaho's outdated marijuana laws.
This will be an act of civil disobedience, and we will light up at 4:20pm in protest of Idaho's current policies, asking the question once again...
"WHO ARE WE HURTING?"
Please bring a protest sign demanding reform of Marijuana Laws in Idaho! And BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud)
As always, this is an opportunity to sign New Approach Idaho's Medical Marijuana Petition. www.LegalizeIdaho.com
Participation in any acts of civil disobedience are not required to attend. As with all events, all families are welcome. However, for safety concerns (regarding police & Child Protective Services, not the marijuana) we suggest that you leave your minor children at home.
**Dress Warmly & Don't Forget Your Gloves!