Supporters of full legalization of marijuana in Minnesota plan a rally Wednesday, April 23 at the state Capitol.
While state legislators have limited discussions this session to legalization of medical marijuana, organizers of this rally say they want all marijuana use to be legal — medical and recreational — as in Colorado and Washington state. Twenty states allow medical marijuana use.
They're calling the rally "Yes We Cannabis," a play on the Obama campaign slogan "Yes We Can."
The April 23 rally is in the state Capitol rotunda from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's sponsored by MN NORML (National Organization of Marijuana Laws).
Scheduled speakers include:
Neil Franklin, a law enforcement veteran in favor of legalization
Jim Northrup, an Anishinaabe columnist, poet, performer and political commentator from the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Minnesota.
Some might wonder why they aren't holding the rally on April 20 (4/20), but that's Easter Sunday.