"Should Medical Marijuana Patients Go to Jail?"
March 4, 2003--Outside a Dean for America fundraiser at Capitol City Brewing Company, supporters of medical marijuana including Marijuana Policy Project director of communications Bruce Mirken (in suit) seek to draw attention to Gov. Dean's position on the issue.  Mirken said the group was targeting the former Vermont governor because "Dean played such a pivotal role in killing Vermont's medical marijuana bill last year."  "I have friends who are alive because of medical marijuana, and Howard Dean is willing to put them in jail," he said.  The group handed out flyers asking, "Governor Dean: Why should people with AIDS and cancer go to jail for using medical marijuana?"

Copyright © 2003  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.