The same group that offered a free joint to Inauguration Day attendees is puff, puff, passing along the free cannabis to Capitol Hill workers.
To properly celebrate 420 in the nation's capital, on Thursday from (high) noon until 4:20 p.m., the pro-marijuana group DCMJ is handing out two free joints to members of Congress and congressional staffers, interns, and other workers — and credentialed journalists.
The group will be passing out joints on non-federal land since the city of D.C. allows possession of a small amount of marijuana, but the federal government does not.
The giveaway is part of the first annual congressional "joint session" to urge lawmakers to pass cannabis reform and reschedule the drug, which is currently a Schedule I controlled substance along with heroin and LSD.
The 420 event is a warmup for the advocacy group's rally at the capitol on Monday to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act and renew the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment which protects state-sanctioned medical cannabis use.
In a statement about Thursday's event, DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger said, "Americans don’t want a crackdown on legal cannabis—they want Congress to end cannabis prohibition once and for all."
The group hopes 1,000 free joints will change the government's stance on cannabis laws. Seems like a high hope, but anything is possible on 420.