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.
The Washington Post News Service, 4/20/2017