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Marijuana Protest Planned at the US Capitol Building

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WASHINGTON — Dozens of activists, including some military veterans, plan to light joints Monday on the steps of the US Capitol — federal land where committing the offense could draw a sentence of up to a year in jail — as part of an effort to urge a reluctant Congress to support marijuana legalization.

‘‘Monday @ High Noon’’ reads a flier for the event, calling on Congress to also remove marijuana from the nation’s list of most-dangerous drugs.

Against the backdrop of the Capitol dome, the image may be hard for federal authorities to ignore. It would be the first significant protest under a Trump administration that has suggested there would be greater enforcement of federal drug laws.

Washington Post,

By Aaron C. Davis

The Washington Post News Service, 4/20/2017

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

US Capitol Building
East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington, DC, DC 20004 United States
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