By: Mac Slavo
Visitors coming into town for the inauguration may be greeted with an offer for a free joint.
If they take it, they can legally possess the weed in D.C., though they can’t legally light up in public.
A pro-cannabis group is using the high profile day to raise awareness about the important developments in the battle for legalization by handing out 4200 joints full of legal pot.
You might catch a strong smell of marijuana on Inauguration Day. That’s because there will be thousands of joints handed out—for free—by the DC Cannabis Coalition.
“The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level,” said Adam Eidinger, the founder of DCMJ, a group of D.C. residents who introduced and helped get initiative 71 passed in the District.
“We are going to tell them that if they smoke on federal property, they are risking arrest. But, that’s a form of civil disobedience,” said Eidinger. “I think it’s a good protest. If someone wants to do it, they are risking arrest, but it’s a protest and you know what, the National Mall is a place for protest.”
The group is not an anti-Trump group, but they have publicized their concerns about the attitude of the new administration, given that the foremost legal figure in the country will be former Senator Jeff Sessions, if he is confirmed.
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