WASHINGTON – A range of groups are planning protests in support of various causes on inauguration day including an organization of pro-pot activists.
DCMJ, a community group fighting for equal rights for DC cannabis users, growers, and their families, plan to show their support of marijuana legalization by handing out free weed and lighting up during the inauguration.
The group has invited individuals who would like to participate to gather on the west side of Dupont Circle at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, and then they will head down to the National Mall at 10:00 a.m. They plan to hand out 4,200 joints of legally grown cannabis, and ask that everyone light up at four minutes and 20 seconds into President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration speech.
Nikola Schiller, the co-founder of DCMJ, says the whole point of the event is to bring awareness to cannabis reform, “our blunt point that we are trying to make is that cannabis reform needs to happen now. We want the Trump administration to fully legalize cannabis throughout the United States and the District of Columbia. We’re afraid that come next week all the states that are legalized could have their doors broken down, we could have states like Colorado and California have all their industries be shut down stores raided homes destroyed and we don’t want that to happen.”
Source: Fox 5 DC