Do you consider yourself to be a hardcore advocate for the legalization of cannabis? How about being committed to the cause to the point that you’re willing to smoke a joint if front of the White House? Well, if you are that diehard, and you would like to show your support for legalization in a brazen manner, you can join other like minded individuals that plan to blaze on federal land on April 2.
The District of Columbia Cannabis Campaign, which is the same group that championed the endeavor to legalize marijuana consumption in D.C., are rallying lovers of the sweet leaf to ban together in protest of current federal laws criminalizing cannabis. Said organization has prepared a puff free portion of the protest, however, they say once the business end of the rally is complete, participants are planning to spark up. Which could result in a whole new set of headlines come April 3, seeing as how the place will undoubtedly be crawling with law enforcement.
…substances categorized as Schedule 1 are defined by the beloved Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as possessing no known medicinal value and an extreme potential for abuse.
Most folks would argue that April 20, the hallowed day of toking weed, would be a better date for D.C. Cannabis Campaign’s declaration of disapproval, but they insist that their date of choice is by design. The group’s organizers claim they are “rescheduling” 4/20 to 4/2 just as they would like for President Obama to exercise his power and reschedule cannabis, which currently holds the classification of a Schedule 1 narcotic.
Most of us that are in the know are already fully aware that substances categorized as Schedule 1 are defined by the beloved Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as possessing no known medicinal value and an extreme potential for abuse. Although the DEA has unjustly grouped cannabis together with some other recreational type drugs that probably don’t deserve to be classified as Schedule 1, such as mescaline, MDMA and Psilocybin, just to name a few, it’s also listed alongside heroin and bath salts.
In addition to protesting the rescheduling of cannabis, Adam Eidinger, District of Columbia’s chief weed advocate and chair of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, says the group is also going to express their feelings regarding Obama’s lackluster efforts to reform our nation’s current drug policy in respect to cannabis consumption.
Eidinger claims that Obama “has been a big zero on cannabis reform,” and that it’s “not too late” for our country’s leader “to do something.”
Eidinger claims that Obama “has been a big zero on cannabis reform,” and that it’s “not too late” for our country’s leader “to do something.” Although states throughout the nation have chose to enact laws that legalize some form of cannabis use under the Obama administration’s reign of presidency, federal policy regarding cannabis remains the same, which is something that concerns Eidinger, saying that “Obama has done nothing, he’s just let things happen.” Eidinger and his cohorts believe that Obama is the right president to execute his executive power in order to make some changes to federal drug policy before he leaves office. Do you share in their beliefs? If so, twist up a few fatties, make arrangements to be bailed out of jail, and congregate at the White House’s front lawn for what is sure to be a newsmaking day of protest.