Obama should expect some hazy skies in D.C. on April 2nd when marijuana activists light up in front of the White House in hopes to get POTUS to make some serious changes while he still can.
Inspired by a warning Bill Maher recently gave on his show, the activists hope to use their smoke sesh to ensure progress on marijuana reform doesn’t fall backwards once President Obama leaves office. The D.C. Cannabis Campaign put the bold plan into formation. Speakers, like organizer Adam Eidinger, will demand that Obama reclassify marijuana without Congress (which he has the power to do), and pardon Americans jailed for petty marijuana crimes.
“We’re calling on the whole country to come,” Eidinger states. “This is a national mobilization. Some of us may end up in jail, and that’s fine. It’s actually necessary at this point.”
Considering POTUS has already expressed that marijuana reform is not on his list of priorities as he wraps up his term, this whole plan may seem like its just a pipe dream. But Eidinger and his group have made significant moves in marijuana legislation and reform.
The D.C. Cannabis Campaign led the 2014 ballot initiative that did away with sentences for minor possession and growing of marijuana in the District. While this initiative did not include public consumption, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign is calling on all to spark up in acts of civil disobedience on Saturday, April 2 at 4:20 PM.
“We have to take action now, that’s the idea,” Eidinger urges. “If it’s not going to happen under Obama, it’s sure as hell not going to happen with Hillary.”
With the recent election leaving us unsure of what to expect for the future of our country. It would be comforting to know POTUS is going to do something to insure all the good recent marijuana reform keeps going. “This is going to be an extremely personal protest with the president,” Eidinger explains, “It’s not going to be Trump people out there. This is going to be his so-called base that thought he would do something for us essentially giving up. The only way to stop this protest is to start doing something. We threw the gauntlet down today essentially.”
Throw it down they did. While the plan may seem risky I support these guys and their efforts to make a change. Enough is enough on Congress sitting in the pockets of big pharma and Monsanto making the decision that marijuana is an illicit drug. We all know the good marijuana can bring, so why not make that change?