The Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey held a support rally for John Ray Wilson in front of the Somerset County Courthouse on August 21, 2009.
Wilson faces 20 years in state prison after being caught with 17 marijuana plants. He says he has used cannabis therapy to treat his multiple sclerosis. Watch an NJN video about John
John's case is being tried by the state Attorney General's Office who, ironically, recommended that the legislature pass The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act this year.
Recently the Judge in his criminal trial allowed the prosecution to argue that John cannot even mention to the jury that he has MS. More about the ruling
The rally for John was well attended by local advocates and covered well by television, radio and print media.
More info at www.cmmnj.org