Medical marijuana advocates will gather outside San Jose City Hall today starting at noon in a rally to protect cannabis access.
Members of the medical cannabis community organized the protest as a way to draw attention to tonight's San Jose City Council emergency meeting to address regulations on dispensaries and patients' rights.
Among the protesters at the 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 will limit the options for medical cannabis patients and open up their private medical records to police and other city officials.
A representative for the group says up to 500 people are expected at the rally. The SJCBC has organized a Facebook page in an effort to spread the word about the event. More than 165 people had replied and said they were attending the rally as of about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Published at 9:39 AM PDT on Jun 22, 2010 | Updated at 10:00 AM PDT on Jun 22, 2010