Free marijuana will be handed out on Trump’s Inauguration Day

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 13:47:53-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inauguration is going to be lit, or at least that’s what one organization believes.

The DC Cannabis Coalition says it will hand out 4,200 joints of marijuana for free on Inauguration Day.

The reason? The coalition told WUSA9 it’s an effort to promote the nationwide legalization of marijuana. In 2014, voters in the country's capital passed Initiative 71 legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

The group will start handing out the joints at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle.

“The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level," Adam Eidinger, the founder of DCMJ, said.

Initiative 71 made it legal to possess 2 ounces or less of weed, to grow it, and to give it away, but it is still illegal to sell it. The big marijuana giveaway is legal as long as it’s done on D.C. ground and no money is accepted in exchange for a joint.

After picking up their joints, the activists will march on the National Mall to demand federal legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Users will be encouraged to light up about four minutes into Trump's inaugural address.