HAMILTON (NJ) — Staring off into Veterans Park, the Libertarian candidate slowly raised the marijuana cigarette to his lips and took a deep breath.
As photographers snapped pictures, his wife captured video of Don DeZarn on a cellphone and asked him “who” it was for.
“Who is this for?” DeZarn said, exhaling a puff of smoke. “This is for all my brothers and sisters who are currently being held prisoners of war by our government as a result of the war on drugs.”
Though no police were on the scene to arrest him, DeZarn, 46, of East Windsor, called the stunt a public statement for marijuana legalization, one of the chief tenets of his campaign for the state Senate seat in the 14th District.