CANNABIS GOES TO CONGRESS
A cultural moment that truly would have amazed the old hippies of yore. DCMJ, an interest group promoting “equal rights” for marijuana growers and users in the nation’s capital, is planning its own “joint session” at the U.S. Capitol at high noon on Thursday. It is described by organizers as “a free cannabis giveaway for Capitol Hill staff and media” to call on House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Congress to “reauthorize the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment, which prohibits the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to step in or interfere with D.C. and state medical cannabis laws.”
The group plans to “lawfully” distribute 1,000 marijuana joints to members of Congress, congressional staffers, credentialed journalists, support staff, interns and 21-or-older Capitol Hill workers with congressional identification.
“Two free joints per valid congressional ID,” advise Adam Eidinger and Nikolas Schiller, co-founders of the host organization, who also advise this will all take place on “non-federal land” near the Capitol.