Iraq War veteran, marijuana legalization activist launches independent candidacy in CD12

Iraq War veteran Don DeZarn launched his independent candidacy for U.S. Congress in the 12th District.

Speaking on Friday to a gathering of New Jersey Veterans for Medical Marijuana, DeZarn announced his challenge of sitting U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12).

DeZarn highlighted his core goals, which include establishing congressional term limitis and abolishing Obamacare.

He also wants to end what he calls modern-day prohibition, which d”idn’t work when we tried it with alcohol and it is causing even more problems today when we apply it to marijuana. Billions of dollars are being wasted each year while we are fighting a war we have been losing since day one.

An Iraq War veteran who founded New Jersey Veterans for Medical Marijuana and currently serves as the group’s Executive Director, DeZarn was convicted of marijuana possession  following his arrest on August 31, 2013 after speaking at a Smokedown Prohibition Rally in Philadelphia.

DeZarn is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26 and faces six months in a federal penitentiary as well as a $5,000 fine as a result of his conviction.

Iraq War veteran, marijuana legalization activist launches independent candidacy in CD12