Marijuana activists are marking Donald Trump's inauguration by handing out free weed

  • Marijuana activists are marking Donald Trump's inauguration by handing out free weed

Marijuana activists are marking Donald Trump's inauguration by handing out free weed

The protestors plan to gather near Dupont Circle at 8 a.m. and hand out joints of "legally grown cannabis" as they head towards the National Mall.

While early estimates suggest fewer supporters turned out for President Donald Trump's inaugural address in Washington, DC, than for President Obama's prior two addresses, a marijuana giveaway drew massive crowds nearby.

Pro-marijuana group DCMJ handed out thousands of free joints as a message for Trump's pick for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and the new Trump administration.

Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's choice for USA attorney general, will be "taking us back to the Dark Ages" because Session opposes the legalization of cannabis.

He added: "We want people to know that cannabis is legal here in DC and we want it to stay that way".

The ceremony will fire up 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump's Presidency.

Pro-pot activists plan to give away 4,200 free joints during the inauguration, which is legal in the District of Columbia. "Join us for smokin' fun time!"

Nikola Schiller, the co-founder of DCMJ, says the whole point of the event is to bring awareness to cannabis reform, "our blunt point that we are trying to make is that cannabis reform needs to happen now".

"Patients' rights are important", she said.

DCMJ is also going to great lengths to stay within the law, not carrying marijuana onto federal land and making sure each volunteer who will be handing out the joints is not carrying more than the 2 ounces allowed by D.C. law. Her ailing 9-year-old daughter, she said, had been helped by cannabis therapy.