Idaho Moms for Marijuana protestor Serra Frank was cited with a misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia at the second annual New Year’s Smoke Out Protest on Sunday in Boise.
Frank was the only protestor cited. Each charge carries a possible year in jail and a possible $1,000 fine.
The group rallied at the Idaho State Capitol Building to gather signatures for a new petition to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Idaho. The rally was also to protest Gov. Butch Otter’s lack of support for use of a cannabis-based oil for the treatment of seizures.
Frank said that this year’s protest drew about 20 people. Her exchange with police when she handed them the marijuana she was carrying was civil, she said.