SKOWHEGAN – Donald Christen ate marijuana cookies Monday and produced a quart-sized Mason jar of the aromatic weed as he stood on the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse.
“Sorry,” he said, apologizing for not sharing his cookies. “If you have a card, you can have one — that’s the law. Patients can now share with one another if you have a card.”
A founder and longtime member of the group Maine Vocals, Christen, 59, of Madison, has argued for many years for full legalization of marijuana.
Monday marked his 23rd year of standing at noon on Patriots Day on the courthouse steps to continue his efforts, he said.
“If the Legislature changes the law this year, which is a good possibility to do, we won’t have to come here and do this,” he said. “This could be our last one if the Legislature does legalize.”