PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pro-marijuana activists are scheduled to gather in Love Park on Friday for a rally to demand the legalization of the drug.
The rally, which includes members of the East Coast Cannabis Coalition and The Panic Hour, begins at 4 p.m. and calls for the public smoking of marijuana at 4:20 p.m. and a march to U.S. Senators Casey and Toomey’s offices and Gov. Wolf’s office.READ MORE: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
Organizers are said to be responding to “a series of roadblocks” by Pennsylvania legislators who have delayed Senate Bill 3 on medical marijuana.READ MORE: At Least 1 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Outdoor Dining Area In Northern Liberties
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Approximately 1,500 people are reportedly slated to attend the protest.