Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself. -old Apache saying

Monday, April 4, 2016

420 @ the WH

Go activists! It's really cool when bunches of other people obviously think like you do, AND go out of their way to lobby for their position! 

Kudos to the brave protestors, although, IIRC, it IS now legal to have marijuana in the D of C, so the smokers weren't really worried about arrest of that kind. Which is itself a great stride, but marijuana MUST be removed from Schedule I. Preferably ALL the way off the list.

Reclassifying cannabis to Schedule II, as Hillary Clinton has advocated, won't really get the job done. But there's your typical incremental Clinton approach. And do I have to say it? Yes, incremental progress is better than no progress.


Dozens of pro-legalization protesters lit up in unison at 4:20 p.m. in front of the White House, and tried to get President Obama to hear them out on relaxing federal laws against marijuana.

D.C. Police and Park Police as well as Secret Service were all on site, but there were no visible arrests. A few people were plucked from the crowd and appeared to be ticketed, however.

A Park Police spokeswoman told ABC News that they had no jurisdiction over the demonstrators since they remained on Pennsylvania Avenue and did not enter the park area.

According to DC Police, two citation were issued for public consumption.

Secret Service had not yet responded to ABC News' request for comment on the protest.

Earlier in the day, the Secret Service blocked the protesters from lugging a 51-foot inflatable joint onto Pennsylvania Avenue.

The protesters deflated the joint, and later were escorted off the premises when they blew it up against Secret Service's wishes in front of the White House.

The protesters shrugged off the fact that President Obama was not actually home and able to get a contact high. The president spent his day on the golf course.

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