WASHINGTON — A group of marijuana legalization advocates plans to hand out thousands of joints during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The pro-marijuana organization DCMJ will begin distributing the 4,200 joints at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle. The participants will then walk to the National Mall.
At four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech, DCMJ founder Adam Eidinger said, protesters will light up.
He said the giveaway is legal, as long as it’s done on District of Columbia land. Those smoking on federal land risk arrest.
Eidinger said the group wants to send a message that the federal government should legalize cannabis.
Marijuana advocates are concerned about what actions attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, would take on the issue. Sessions has previously spoken out against marijuana legalization.