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Boise Police cite one protestor at Idaho Moms for Marijuana rally on Sunday

Protesters gathered along Front and 8th Streets in Boise during a past rally to legalize the use of marijuana. The group Idaho Moms for Marijuana will rally Sunday afternoon in Downtown Boise.
Protesters gathered along Front and 8th Streets in Boise during a past rally to legalize the use of marijuana. The group Idaho Moms for Marijuana will rally Sunday afternoon in Downtown Boise. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

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.

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