With Inauguration day approaching, some of us may be a little on edge. Thankfully for the majority of our readers, who use cannabis, we have a solution to help calm that stress, and ease our mind. If you’ll be attending the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. you may be in for a complimentary stress relieving treat. The DC Cannabis Coalition, plans to hand out free cannabis joints to the public on January 20, to promote the idea of federal legalization on Inauguration Day. The DC Cannabis Coalition is a pro-marijuana group ‘fighting’ for equal rights. Starting at 8am the 4,200 “gifts” will be handed out on the west side of Dupont Circle, and then the group will march to the National Mall.
“The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level,” said Adam Eidinger, the founder of DCMJ, a group of D.C. residents who introduced and helped get initiative 71 passed in the District. Initiative 71 made it legal to possess two ounces or less or marijuana, to grow it, and to give it away, but it is not legal to sell it.
Recreational marijuana use is legal in seven states and Washington, and more than two dozen states—largely on the east and west coasts—have made weed legal mainly for medicinal use. It’s legal to possess up to two ounces of weed in Washington since Initiative 71 was passed last year. While it’s not legal to sell marijuana, it is permissible to grow it and hand it out. Eidinger told news outlets that the protest is not anti-Trump, and is not intended to disrupt the inauguration.