Cannabis activist group DC Cannabis Coalition, plans to pass out thousands of free joints the day of Trump’s inauguration. The group intends to make a statement about the state of legalization in the US.
Some activist groups are terrified that the Trump administration plans to turn back the clock on cannabis legalization. They fear that his administration will not only keep it criminalized on a federal level, but enforce federal laws in states where cannabis is legal.
People are right to be concerned. Trump’s nominee for Attorney General is Senator Jeff Sessions who has made his opposition to legalizing cannabis quite clear in the past. At his confirmation hearing he would not say one way or another what his position was. One can speculate that he’s probably not for it.
The group plans to begin handing out pre-rolled joints starting at Dupont circle. They will then march to the National Mall, where they will then light up at exactly four minutes and twenty seconds into Trump’s inauguration speech.
Adam Eidinger the founder of the DC Cannabis Coalition said in an interview with CBS news, “The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level.” It’s important to note that while cannabis is legal in Washington DC, it’s not legal to light up on federal property. The risk of arrest does not seem to bother protestors, however. ““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,” Eidinger said. “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 inauguration will take place next Friday, January 20th. The protest is not meant to be strictly against Trump. It’s meant to make a statement as Eidinger said. People from all over the political spectrum are encouraged to attend.
Source: CBS News
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