COURTHOUSE RALLY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT FACING A YEAR IN JAIL
MIDDLETOWN TWP MUNICIPAL COURT, MONDAY MARCH 12, 2012 AT 8:00AM
Eric Hafner, a Monmouth County native now residing in Los Angeles, California
who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) uses Medical Marijuana
(recommended by his doctor) to treat the symptoms of his illness after
traditional prescription medication failed.
Mr. Hafner was arrested in late November 2011 in Middletown Township,
Jersey on Charges of Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams (Lowest Level
Personal Possession Charge) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Medical
Marijuana Pipe) by the Middletown Township Police Department after a traffic
stop in which he was a passenger. Mr. Hafner is now facing up to a year in jail,
a criminal record and over a thousand dollars in fines for simply using his
Middletown Township Municipal Court, 1 Kings Hwy, Middletown Township,
The rally begins Monday, March 12 at 8:00am outside the Municipal Court.
Supporters will gather outside the court with paper signs and then move to
inside the Courtroom when it goes into session and begins hearing cases at
8:30am to show their support for Mr. Hafner.
New Jersey legalized Medical Marijuana in 2010, yet over 2 years later the
Department of Health and Senior Services has failed to implement the law. A
recent Rutgers-Eagleton Poll (Nov 11) found that 86% of New Jersey voters
support legal Medical Marijuana.
The people of New Jersey are vehemently opposed to this unjust prosecution being
undertaken in their name and demand the charges against Mr. Hafner be dropped