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Hundreds march for medical marijuana rights

Tony Casey, NET News Service • Feb 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Allison Folsom brought her family all the way from Bristol to tote her “Moms for Medical Marijuana” sign Saturday.

The mother of two, infants Damon and Addie, said she doesn’t smoke marijuana for fear of losing her job, but constantly suffers through chronic migraines, something she said would be completely relieved if she were able to smoke marijuana to fight the symptoms.

That doesn’t mean Folsom takes over-the-counter pills for her headaches either. She, and many of those in attendance for Saturday’s Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally, point to the dangers of legal drugs, and can’t for the life of them figure out why such drugs are legal and marijuana is not.

About 200 people showed up at the location of the Johnson City Farmer’s Market, 500 S. Roan St., with signs and clothing to give their support to medical marijuana rights, and made their way down the path next to West State of Franklin Road, getting honks of support all along the way.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.

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