Legalized marijuana supporters protest outside governor's residence on 4/20

Bill Groth holds a bumper sticker in support of marijuana law reform during a rally Saturday, April 20, 2019, outside the governor's residence in Indianapolis. (CNHI Photo/Scott L. Miley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - You've likely heard about April 20, or 4/20, being an unofficial holiday for supporters of legalized marijuana.

This year on 4-20, local supporters potested outside the governor's residence.

As many as 40 people were there demanding cannabis reform in Indiana. They want Gov. Eric Holcomb to legalize marijuana, especially to help veterans.

"We're going to get out here and let people see us and see that we're just other people. We're not weirdoes in funny hats," protester Leeland Brown told us. "Well, I am, but others are just normal people. Some of us are people who just need medicine."

Gov. Holcomb has said he's against legalizing medical marijuana, at least until it's legalized at the federal level. Even then, he's said unlike CBD oil - which he supported legalizing - marijuana is considered a gateway drug that could lead casual users to more dangerous narcotics.

There are now ten states where recreational marijuana is allowed.

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