Marijuana

Holder's Visit to Berkeley Met by Marijuana Protest

Drug war fans were few and far between

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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."