Protesters crash marijuana legalization press conference

Photo by Andrew Augustus WPRO News
Photo by Andrew Augustus WPRO News

WPRO News

Two pro-cannabis protesters interrupted a marijuana legalization press conference at the State House Thursday afternoon demanding that the substance be referred to cannabis and that any other term is as derogatory as referring to African Americans as the “N-word.”

In the video taken by WPRO’s Andrew Augustus, protesters holding signs marked with Bible verses, could be heard saying that slang terms for cannabis is “offensive to their religion” and that lawmakers wouldn’t refer to supporter of the Voter’s Rights Protection Act as the “N-Word” and that they shouldn’t do the same to marijuana.

The two activists are Allan Gordon, who says he has been fighting for legalization for 20 years, and Anne Armstrong who famously declared her write-in candidacy for Governor of Rhode Island in a YouTube video by smoking marijuana.

“From a single cannabis plant it’s impossible to produce the small limit they allow,” said Gordon.

Gordon and Armstrong are both in favor of legalizing cannabis but are against the regulation of it.

“It should be treated like any other plant or any other herb and there should be a system of safeguard and controls,” added Armstrong.

The bill is sponsored by Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater and will be introduced to both the House and Senate floors.

Watch the Video below

 

  • Herb Anthony

    AJWeberman Not stupid,,,  a bit SMARTER than most of the Sheeple. Do your research before making stupid judgment calls showing how obviously in the dark and away from the truth your perspective gravitates from….  YOU OBVIOUSLY DO NOT HAVE MUCH OF AN IQ IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE TRUTH IN THE BIBLICAL ASPECT OF KANEH BOSOM…  perhaps you’ve drank way too much fluoridated water and your Pineal grand is so crystallized you have no connection to your third eye vision of truth,,, YOU ARE STILL BEHIND THE VEIL PLACED BEFORE US ,,, which is becoming more and more transparent. PEACE, LOVE, WISDOM, EMPATHY, TRUTH  HAPPINESS , FORGIVENESS AND HEALTH. God bless you all..
    I do not mean to attempt to discredit you or put you down for your beliefs but please  STOP JUDGING
    PEOPLE UNLESS YOU KNOW THE TRUTH YOURSELF.

  • AJWeberman

    Herb Anthony AJWeberman But you are judging me.

  • HerbAnthony

    Herb Anthony AJWeberman Got me. Seems when I reflect the emotions and actions of others without stopping to “take a walk in the other person’s shoes. I eagerly apologise and you are correct. Perhaps I am a bit biased, as I know these two personally,,, and I understand their good intentions. I do not always agree with a persons method of delivery of their ideas but if I research and discover the amount of truth is greater than the doubt from questionable statements, but I also don’t always react in accordance with my true feelings and instead blurt out something I later may change perspective on and reverse my stance….. in other words I too can sometimes BE HUMAN with all the human ideas, concepts and retrospect. 
    Actually I wasn’t intending to insult you or judge you by giving you my view of why your short comment given as a derogatory statement of disrespect. 
    I find no need for such troll type behavior. 
    But we still live in a Free Will Universe and a coun try who prides it’self on free speech,, so again I apologise for any judgement call on you I may have made…. 
    PEACE BRO’  ………. (feel the Bern)

  • AJWeberman

    HerbAnthony Herb Anthony AJWeberman cool man we are both wasted

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