Bigotry against cannabis patients and consumers is unacceptable!
|Jun 8|| 3|
Haverhill women and cannabis advocates from across the state are set to rally behind city small business owner Caroline Pineau as she continues her quest to open a retail marijuana shop on Washington Street.
Caroline Pineau hopes to open the Stem marijuana shop at 124 Washington St. (WHAV News photograph)
Marblehead’s Mike Crawford plans to host a live taping of his Saturday morning politics and cannabis-centric Young Jurks podcast June 8 starting at 11 a.m. outside of Mark’s Deli, 2 Railroad Square, in an effort to bring attention to the lawsuit deli owner Stavros Dimakis has brought against Pineau.
Crawford, who uses cannabis medically, tells WHAV he believes the suit is a form of “extortion” and wants Haverhill residents to be aware of what he calls potentially far-reaching ramifications. When he’s in the Merrimack Valley this weekend, Crawford intends to act on behalf of the hundreds of local medical marijuana patients he’s seen benefit from the drug, including his late friend Michael L. Malta.
“The reason I’m involved is because this lawsuit affects everybody in the state. If they’re successful, this could wipe out medical cannabis and wipe out legalization,” he said.
“We’re out to educate about why we’re not happy about what Mark’s Deli is doing and we’re sick of the stigma and bigotry the three businessmen are pulling.”
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