Group rallies in support of marijuana legalization on 4/20

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April 20 is National Marijuana Day -- and marijuana enthusiasts are using the holiday to call for the legalization of the drug in the state.

Members of the group Legalize It NJ have planned a rally in support of legalization.

Activists say the bill will help patients get the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without having to go to a doctor repeatedly or having a specific diagnosis.

Opponents of legalizing marijuana say it would make pot too accessible and lead to misuse of the drug.

While a measure to legalize marijuana in the state was unsuccessful last month, Gov. Phil Murphy has said he will continue to push for the passage.

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