The protests planned during Donald Trump’s inauguration may be more subdued as the day goes on, since a pro-marijuana legalization group called DCMJ plans to hand out over 4,000 joints to protesters with the intention of “lighting up” at exactly 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech.
DCMJ, the organization that lobbied heavily for marijuana legalization in D.C., has been running with the Twitter hashtag #Trump420, a play on the protesters tag of #DisruptJ20, and intends their act of toking up in unison to be a demonstration in favor of legalizing pot at the national level. They have stated that, unless incoming President Trump comes out in support of cannabis legalization in all 50 states, they will go forward with their massive smoke fest.
You are cordially invited to join DCMJ for the inaugural #Trump420 taking place on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC!
We will gather on the west side of Dupont Circle at 8am for coffee & tea and parade down to the National Mall at 10am. Along the way we’ll hand out 4,200 joints of legally grown cannabis! At 4 minutes and 20 seconds into President Trump’s speech we’ll light up! (unless President Trump comes out now in support of full cannabis legalization in all 50 States and DC!)
We legalized cannabis in Washington, DC and we are not going to let anyone take that away from us! This is an outreach opportunity to show President Trump’s supporters we are the marijuana majority! Join us for smokin’ fun time!
Something tells me even if Trump started out his speech by pushing national cannabis legalization, there would be even more smoking up in the crowd, but instead it would be in celebration of the announcement.
Although it is legal to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana in D.C., it is not legal to sell for recreational use, thus DCMJ has been feverishly rolling joints in preparation for a free giveaway
Nikolas Schiller, co-founder of DCMJ, said “We believe he can make America great again by allowing Americans to grow what George Washington once grew, which was cannabis.” The event will start on Friday morning at 8 a.m. and, in the northwest corner of Dupont Circle, the group will start handing out their stash of thousands of joints (along with checking IDs to ensure users are 21 years of age or older).
Schiller said that some in his group will be marching in Trump’s inaugural events, with the hopes that marijuana wafting over the festivities might catch the new president’s attention, although it’s more likely the only thing they’re going to catch is a major case of the munchies.
The bright side to this inauguration smokefest is that protesters may become more focused on the nearest bag of Doritos, and less intent on causing mayhem or disruptions. In that case, smoke on up protesters, but be sure to find a comfy sidewalk for a mid-day nap in between getting a little high.