It all starts at 8:00 a.m. January 20th on the west side of Dupont Circle. Then, marchers will walk to the National Mall where the real protest will begin.
“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. Initiative 71 made it legal to possess two ounces or less or marijuana, to grow it, and to give it away, but it is not legal to sell it.
The great marijuana giveaway is legal, as long as it's done on D.C. land.
"We don't want any money exchanged whatsoever, this is really a gift for people who come to Washington, D.C.," he said.
There will 4,200 gifts, to be exact. Then, at 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump's speech (420 is the internationally known code for weed), they'll light up. That part, is most definitely illegal.
"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."
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
When They Go Low, We Get High
If you, like myself (and many people I know), are incredibly worried about the upcoming inauguration of President-Elect Trump (god, it still hurts to type that), take heart - or rather, take solace in the free joints the DC Cannabis Coalition will be giving away in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day: