Calling upon the federal government to reschedule marijuana, activists with the group DC Marijuana Justice staged a smoke-in on United States Capitol grounds on April 24, 2017, and some were subsequently arrested by United States Capitol Police for possession.
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US Capitol Buzzkill: Legalization Advocates Arrested at Demonstration
On April 20, 2017, supporters of legalization took to the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., to advocate for marijuana reform by hosting a congressional joint giveaway, but the demonstration didn’t last long.
Advocates Organize Smoke-In for April 20 on Steps of US Capitol
On April 20, 2017, advocates for the legal marijuana industry plan on staging a mass smoke-in on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Set to coincide with the 4/20 holiday, the smoke-in is a response to the Trump Administration’s pledges of greater federal marijuana enforcement.
How to Organize a Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints
Complex News’ Nadeska Alexis and Speedy Morman visit the DCMJ headquarters in Washington D.C., ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration to find out how organizers put together their Trump 420 demonstration and rolled over 4,200 joints, which were handed out for free and smoking Trump’s inaugural speech.
As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate
As U.S. Senate hearings began on Jan. 10, 2017, for Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-marijuana nominee for Attorney General, rumors about the Drug Enforcement Agency shutting down dispensaries were already circulating.
Marijuana Advocates Hitting Trump’s Inauguration With 4,200 Joints
On Jan. 20, 2017, attendees of Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., may get free joints, or at least a contact high, at the presidential ceremony.
Activists Plan March of the (Marijuana) Clones
After a series of protests in the spring—most notably a mass smoke-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—DCMJ is once again hitting the streets to advocate for making it legal to take a hit.
Marijuana Returns To The White House Today
Cannabis activists in Washington DC will hold a civil disobedience action in front of the White House at 5:20 p.m. today. They are demanding a higher level meeting with Obama Administration officials about ending federal marijuana prohibition.
Obama Administration to Meet With Marijuana Advocates
An unnamed member of the Obama administration is set to meet with members of the marijuana advocacy group DCMJ to discuss marijuana reform.
Smoking Out Obama: Marijuana Protest at the White House
On April 2, 2016, marijuana legalization advocates plan to stage a protest outside of the White House, which will include group marijuana consumption.
DC Council Revisits Marijuana Use in Private Businesses
On Dec. 10, 2015, the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Decriminalization Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2015, a temporary law that bans marijuana consumption in private clubs.