Donald Trump may not have been able to draw an impressive crowd to the National Mall during his inauguration, but in a different stretch of Washington, D.C, people lined up for several blocks to score some free weed.
Supporters of the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana use marched from the Dupont Circle neighborhood in D.C. to the National Mall. The events sponsor, DCMJ, planned to hand out 4,200 free joints.
As a symbol of support for weed legalization, at least 100 marchers lit up their joints 4 minutes and 20 seconds into President Trump’s inauguration speech, according to DCMJ. But they were openly smoking before and throughout the march.
Attendants were mixed on if the protest was specifically anti-Trump, though many expressed anti-Trump sentiments.
“You’ve got to give somebody a chance,” said Jay Gibson, a 21-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina. This march “was about the legalization of weed,” he said.
“People always say that there’s a bad president, but we’re always going to overcome,” said Jeremiah Douglas, a 22-year-old DJ from Los Angeles who collected one of the free joints. “But this is something we’re not going to overcome.”