If you plan on heading to Washington on January 20 and grabbing one of the 4,200 free joints being passed around by DCMJ, you’re in luck, as the mayor has said nobody will be hassling you for lighting it up.
DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, talked to reporters about how the city is preparing for the Jan. 20 event, stressing that police and the District’s leaders will be focused on making sure people are free to exercise their First Amendment rights, DCist reports.
The Consumerist says that those planning to light up as part of advocacy group DCMJ’s push for federally legal pot won’t be targeted as Bowser said that arresting pot smokers “wouldn’t be a priority” for police.
It’s legal to own and/or grow small amounts of marijuana for personal use in D.C., or to give it away, but the law doesn’t allow people to sell it or consume it in public. DCMJ’s founder Adam Eidinger said earlier this week that the plan to spark a few thousand doobies at the 4:20 mark of Donald Trump’s inauguration address is a “good protest.”
“If someone wants to do it, they are risking arrest, but it’s a protest and you know what, the National Mall is a place for protest,” he said at the time.