Hundreds Gather to Smoke Cannabis in Front of the White House

Hundreds Gather to Smoke Cannabis in Front of the White House

Accompanied by a 50 foot inflatable joint, hundreds of people gathered in Washington D.C. on Saturday April 2 to smoke cannabis in front of the White House for the Reschedule 420 demonstration.

The smoke-in, organized by Adam Eidinger of DCMJ, was reportedly inspired by Bill Maher’s “For the Love of Cannabis” segment on HBO where Maher smoked a joint live on television with his guests and criticized President Obama for ignoring the need for cannabis policy reform in the United States.

reschedule 42050ft inflatable joint at Reschedule 420 demonstration on April 2. (Photo by John Kagia /Whaxy).

Participants at the Reschedule 420 demonstration gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue to urge President Obama to de-schedule cannabis before he leaves office.

No arrests were made and only two people were detained, as hundreds of protesters publicly smoked marijuana, dabbed cannabis concentrates and ate edibles in front of the home of the President of the United States.

A member of the Whaxy Team was also on the scene to share his experience with those who were not able to attend.

“DCPD and the secret service were very restrained. I only saw two people get stopped even though there was a thick cloud of smoke and people dabbing with blowtorches.”

Said Bernie Canter,

“I didn’t think it was possible to be hot-boxed outdoors, but you learn something new everyday.”

(All photos by John Kagia/Whaxy)

reschedule 420Adam Eidinger of DCMJ, the event organizer, can be seen in this photo wearing the red hat and sunglasses to the right of the man in the green hat.

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reschedule 420 8Participants holding up the 50ft. inflatable joint in front of the White House.
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There was an abortion protest happening in front of the White House at the same time, so people from the cannabis camp held up black sheets to cover up the gruesome pictures of dismembered fetuses during the Reschedule 420 demonstration to prevent the two from being conflated.

Cannabis Supporters Protest in New Jersey

Cannabis Supporters Protest in New Jersey

New Jersey medical cannabis patients an legalization advocates for a rally in Trenton yesterday, with approximately 75 people openly smoking joints across the street from the Statehouse in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s position on marijuana issues. The protest attracted more than 250 people, with zero arrests, organizers described it as a “very bold act of civil disobedience.”

Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey saw the rally as an essential step in moving the medical marijuana program forward in the state. “We’re pretty desperate. What other redress do we have for our grievances?” said Wolski. “I think this is a very nice crowd. I am very proud to be a part of this,” he continued.

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About a year ago Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law in an effort to make the medical marijuana program more friendly for kids. This only happen after an outcry from a vocal group of parents looking for legal treatment options. That said, there are still no edible marijuana products available in New Jersey because the state Health Department is still in the process of reviewing applications for product safety and potency.

Photo Credt: NJ.com

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