Eric Holder Protested In Berkeley for Marijuana Policies

Several dozen pro-marijuana protesters swarmed U.C. Berkeley’s campus Saturday to protest the visit of Attorney General Eric Holder, on hand to address the graduating law school class.

Meanwhile, an airplane circled above the school’s Greek Theater for more than two hours, flying a banner that read, “Holder: End Rx Cannabis War #Peace4Patients.” As Holder’s limousine turned toward the ceremony, demonstrators waved signs declaring, “Fight Crime, Not Cannabis.”

“There’s no doubt we got the A.G.’s attention,” Dale Gieringer, president of the California chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, told The Huffington Post. “He can’t come to Berkeley and not be reminded of his department’s bad faith with respect to medical marijuana.”

In recent years, marijuana advocates have harshly criticized Holder and the Obama administration for the increased federal crackdown on the state’s flourishing medical cannabis industry.

– Read the entire article in The Huffington Post.