WASHINGTON — A group of marijuana legalization are handing out thousands of joints on Inauguration Day.
Pro-marijuana organization DCMJ began distributing joints at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle. Though 4,200 joints were meant to be handed out, a WAMU reporter notes the organizers are gifting roughly 8,000.
The participants will then walk to the National Mall.
At four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech, DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger says protesters will light up. Both the timing an the quantity are references to marijuana advocates favorite number: 420.
He says the giveaway is legal as long as it’s done on District of Columbia land. Those smoking on federal land risk arrest.
Eidinger says the group wants to send a message that the federal government should legalize cannabis.
Marijuana advocates are concerned about what actions attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama would take on the issue. Sessions has previously spoken out against marijuana legalization.
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