CANNABIS GOES TO CONGRESS

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

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.

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