“If he’s not going to listen to us, then we have no choice than to stink up the inauguration with marijuana,” said DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger, who is planning to hand out 4,200 joints for free to the public in Washington D.C. on January 20.
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Adam Eidinger and other marijuana legalization activists will be handing out for free 4,200 joints in Washington D.C. on January 20. “We’re defending our initiative against the federal government because we’re concerned that Jeff Sessions will try to overturn our local laws here,” Eidinger told CNN. “We’re being proactive to share marijuana, which is our right.” Eidinger said that he hopes that this act will send a firm message to Trump’s administration: do not block the federal legislation regarding this matter or at least reduce your opposition to the use of cannabis.
Eidinger is the founder of DCMJ, the organization that promoted Initiative 71, which legalized recreational use of cannabis in Washington D.C. However, selling cannabis in Washington D.C. is still prohibited. Therefore, Eidinger and his friends decided to hand out joints for free on Inauguration Day.
Those distributing the joints are urging people to light them together on the National Mall four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech. However, Eidinger warned that it is illegal to smoke on that property because it belongs to the federal government and thus they will be risking arrest.
In the past, Trump said that he opposes legalization. Eidinger promised to cancel his plans if Trump agrees to sit down and talk with him. “If he’s not going to listen to us, then we have no choice than to stink up the inauguration with marijuana,” he said.