Adam Eidinger along with other marijuana legalization advocates, plan to make a bold statement on President-Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day by giving out 4,200 joints to whoever wants it in Washington’s Dupont Circle.
Eidinger is the founder of DCMJ, an organization that worked to pass Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana in Washington. Initiative 71 made it legal for anyone to carry up to two ounces of marijuana in the nation’s capitol.
“We’re defending our initiative against the federal government because we’re concerned that Jeff Sessions will try to overturn our local laws here,” he told CNN on Wednesday. “We’re being proactive to share marijuana, which is our right, before it’s too late. We also want to educate Trump supporters that we can do this legally.”
And get this, at four minutes and twenty seconds into Trump’s speech, protesters plan to light up on site. Despite the fact that though it’s legal to possess a small amount of marijuana, it is illegal to smoke it in public in Washington, D.C. It is also the nation capitol’s law that it is illegal to sell marijuana but it is okay to gift it to someone.
Eidinger believes the act of smoking in public is “a great act of civil disobedience in light of the silence [on marijuana reform] coming from the Trump administration,” according to ABC News.
The group is calling on supporters and marijuana enthusiasts to meet outside Dupont Circle — as opposed to in the park at the center of the circle, since that is federally owned land — as early as 7:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, for coffee and tea and to distribute the joints.
The group plans to work within the confines of D.C. law, it said. It is asking supporters to arrive with up to 2 ounces each of prepared joints to distribute — but no more.