Trump’s inauguration just got wayyyyy more chill, man.
A pro-weed group in D.C. is planning on handing out 4,200 joints the morning of the ceremony, all to be smoked exactly 4 minutes and 20 seconds into the new President’s speech.
The D.C. Cannabis Coalition is claiming the event is a form of “civil disobedience.” While individual states are legalizing marijuana at a record rate, it’s still a federal offense to possess the drug.
Even more concerning for the pro-legalization group is a man called Jeff Sessions. Trump just announced Sessions as his attorney general, and he’s on the record saying he plans to enforce federal marijuana laws, as he thinks the stuff is dangerous.
Hence the event, dubbed “The Inaugural #Trump420.” All of those joints will be given away at Dupont Circle starting at 8:00am on the 20th, and then everyone will march to the National Mall. That location was intentional – it’s federal land, meaning to smoke there is illegal. The organizers have insisted they’ll make everyone participating aware that there’s a possibility of arrest.
"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," said the organizer of the event. "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."
So, if you’re a little anxious about our new President (and who isn’t), head down to Dupont Circle for the inauguration and relax. Just be prepared to spend a few hours in jail later.