People who would like to get free weed must go to Washington during Donald Trump’s inauguration to stage a protest. Such plan has been formulated by a marijuana activist group.
Donald Trump: Free Weed
DCMJ, the activist group, is based in the national capital of Washington. Its members would like to give out 4,200 joints of cannabis on January 20. The activity aims to urge Trump to back up the legalization of pot in all 50 states including Washington D.C. Such activity would be legal, according to reports.
The group’s Twitter page is full of photos and videos showing members of the group rolling joints as they prepare for the event.
Adam Eidinger, 44, is the pioneer of the 2014 pot referendum. He is also the founder of the DC Marijuana Coalition.
“By giving away marijuana at inauguration, we’re setting up the battle flag,” said Eidinger as per AFP. “We’re about to lose our right.”
The activist group will be meeting on the west side of Dupont Circle at 8 a.m. They would start the activity of handing out joints at 10 a.m. while marching towards the National Mall. There are certain rules they would follow while handing out marijuana. Anyone under 21 won’t be allowed to smoke. Accepting money in exchange is also prohibited as it is illegal.
Public consumption of cannabis is illegal. Moreover, possessing marijuana on federal land is also illegal, as pointed out by Philly Voice.
Eidinger stated that the 4,200 joints weight about four pounds. In fact, the four pounds of marijuana is worth around $20,000. The reefers will be distributed by 50 people during Inauguration Day.
Donald Trump: The Activist Group
The DCMJ was formulated in early 2013 to pressure lawmakers into altering the city’s marijuana laws. Voters gave consent to a ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana in November 2014. The law was implemented on February 26, 2015.
The AFP reported that the Mall is a federal land, where smoking pot is illegal. Accordingly, Eidinger stated that the public can still go home and smoke while watching the inauguration on TV. He added that they could also choose to commit an act of civil disobedience. They could smoke on the Mall to make a statement, dared Eidinger.
The group was asked if they would “fire up.” In response, they said, “Oh, yeah.”