CNN: DC pot activists arrested at 4/20 Capitol Hill protest
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Nikolas Schiller, the other DCMJ co-founder, told CNN the giveaway had to end early because the cops took all of the pot. He insisted the police were out of line.
“We believe that the US Capitol Police made politically motivated arrests,” Schiller said.
“We have no intentions of backing down,” Schiller said.
Fox News: 4/20 celebration leads to 7 arrests by US Capitol Police
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“We didn’t plan on getting arrested today — we brought 1,227 joints to represent the cannabis reform bill H.R. 1227 — and gave away a few hundred to congressional staffers before Capitol Police took it all away,” DCMJ Founder Nikolas Schiller told Fox News. “This was meant to be a free speech event and was meant to influence members of Congress.”
WTOP: On 4/20, DC pot advocates plan provocative protests
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“It would be a grave mistake to ignore the will of the American people,” said Nikolas Schiller, another co-founder of DCMJ.
“The number of cannabis reform bills before the 115th Congress is at an all time high, but the lack of Congressional action is no laughing matter … A federal solution is needed now.”
Washington Post: Marijuana advocates vow to smoke pot and get arrested on steps of U.S. Capitol
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Nikolas Schiller, the other co-founder of DCMJ, said he hopes the back-to-back events will also focus congressional attention on reauthorizing a measure that shields medicinal marijuana programs from federal law enforcement actions.
CNN: DC activists planning pot giveaway, Capitol Hill ‘smoke in’
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“The first protest will take place on April 20 — 4/20, the pot holiday — from “high noon” til about 5 p.m., Adam Eidinger and Nikolas Schiller, co-founders of the group DCMJ, told CNN. They said members of the group will set up just off Capitol grounds and pass out joints of locally grown marijuana rolled by hand in the home base of DCMJ on Embassy Row in Washington.”