Florida medical marijuana petitioner charged with trespassing at Black Sabbath show


Medical marijuana activist John Tracey was arrested (see video, below) in the parking lot of Cruzan Amphitheatre before Wednesday night’s Black Sabbath concert in West Palm Beach. He was attempting to gather signatures for a petition to allow a referendum on medical marijuana on Florida’s 2014 ballot.
According to a police booking blotter, Tracey was charged with “trespassing – fail to leave property upon order by owner.” But Cruzan is owned by the South Florida Fair and, by state law, is considered public property. Tracey says Live Nation Entertainment, which operates the venue (and also owns Ticketmaster), complained about his being there. Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the full story.