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Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

Capitol Hill is about to get a bit hazy. "From veterans, to Republicans, to Democrats", he said.

Members of DCMJ, a pro-cannabis activist group, plan to camp out near Capitol Hill to puff-puff-pass out at least 1,000 free marijuana joints to members of Congress, congressional staffers, interns and credentialed members of the press. It is reported that each person will receive two joints. The cannabis itself is legally homegrown, according to the statement.

"Americans don't want a crackdown on legal cannabis-they want Congress to end cannabis prohibition once and for all", Adam Eidinger, co-founder of DCMJ, said in a statement.

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Then, in a few days, the group has a more provocative protest scheduled, pushing for Congress to loosen marijuana laws and regulations. The group will demand Congress act to reauthorize the amendment, which is set to expire April 28. As it is an amendment rather than a full law, Rohrabacher-Farr has to be renewed every year.

Cannabis Coalition passed out 9,000 joints during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in January.

DCMJ volunteers rolled hundreds of joints last Thursday.

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Rules regarding the use of marijuana for recreational purposes vary throughout the region.

Not that the endeavor is high on the list of priorities for the Trump administration, given the remarks this week from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Compared to other drugs, 65 percent believe marijuana is less risky, with only 23 percent believing that legalizing marijuana would lead to an increase in violent crime. "We shouldn't have to do this on the Capitol steps, but we feel compelled to because DC is not being allowed to write its own laws".

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Davis has organic brain damage and is intellectually disabled, while Ward has "life-long schizophrenia", the attorney said. Supreme Court ruling came hours after the state had cleared two of the main obstacles to resuming executions.

Yet, Kelly's comments come off as relatively lenient once contrasted against ones made by attorney general Jeff Sessions.

The second annual event will take place Saturday at the RFK Stadium festival grounds where attendees can jam out to performances by artists like rapper Talib Kweli and local go-go group Backyard Band, and be educated on everything from new technology in weed to laws surrounding marijuana around the country.

The 70-year-old head of the Justice Department has spoken favorably of bringing back the controversial Reagan-era war on drugs, and has also suggested that he wants to roll back medical marijuana legislation.

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