Medi-Pot Advocates to Rally in San Jose

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25: One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Medical marijuana advocates will gather outside San Jose City Hall today starting at 1 p.m. in what they're calling an an emergency protest for to protect cannabis access.

Members of the medical cannabis community organized the rally as a way to draw attention to the San Jose City Council's upcoming meeting to address regulations on dispensaries and patients' rights.

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Among the protesters at Tuesday rally will be members of the San Jose Buyers Collective, Pharmers Health Center Cooperative and Union Local 13.

Protesters say the the rules City Council will consider at their meeting on June 22 will limit the options for medical cannabis patients and open up their private medical records to police and other city officials.

The founder of the SJCBC plans top be at Tuesday's rally until 7 p.m. The groups have already planned another protest for the day of the City Council's meeting.

We have contacted the San Jose City Attorney's office for details on the specific rules to be considered June 22 and will update this story when we get more details.

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