The inauguration of Donald Trump has a lot of people worried and stressed out, so the DC Cannabis Coalition in Washington has decided to do something to ease tensions and soothe people on the day the Donald takes the office.
They're handing out free, pre-rolled joints to anyone on January 20th at Dupont Circle starting at 8am.
It's all part of the coalition's push to legalize cannabis on a national level.
Blunt-brandishing protesters marching to the National Mall after they're given their free joints. At the very least it'll give their cause tons of exposure as Trump's inauguration will definitely be one of the most talked about and watched ever.
Founder of the DCMJ, Adam Eidinger says that the protest is meant to push back against Trump's comments against marijuana in April 2016.
"We are looking at a guy who as recently as April said that they are going to enforce federal law on marijuana all over the country. He said marijuana is dangerous," said Eidinger in an interview with 13 News Now.
Seeing as how Trump changes his mind on just about everything these days, including the electoral college, however it's hard to imagine he's going to keep the same hard-nosed policy on marijuana and was probably just making outrageous claims against pot to make headlines. But then again, you never know.
And the number of blunts they're handing out is just perfect: 4,200. At 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump's speech, all protesters will toke up.
"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. 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," Eidinger said.
The DCMJ is comprised by a group of DC residents who worked together to introduce and help pass initiative 71 in the district. 71 allows people to possess, grow, and give away up to two ounces of marijuana. You're just not allowed to sell it. No word yet on whether or not people are selling $325 plastic bags with weed gifts in them though. (h/t 13newsnow)