Activists deliberately toke up in visit to Sessions’ office
Marijuana legalization activists successfully brought weed last week into the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, in a bid to have the nation’s next attorney general abandon his anti-pot stance.
At least two of the more than 20 activists who made their way into Mr. Session’s Russell Building office Thursday afternoon managed to sneak the contraband past a U.S. Capitol Police security checkpoint, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Once inside the senator’s office, one activist blatantly rolled a joint while others engaged in a conversation with Mr. Sessions’ communications director, Chris Jackson, regarding the medical use of marijuana and their concerns over the federal drug war.
Mr. Jackson was offered weed but declined, the report said.
While marijuana has been mostly decriminalized in the nation’s capital since 2015, the activists who smuggled pot into Mr. Sessions’ office risked arrest on account of having brought the substance into a federal building.