#Reschedule420 on 4/24 at the U.S. Capitol

In case you missed it, at yesterday’s White House Press Briefing spokesman Sean Spicer finally answered a question about cannabis. His response was not good. Please watch it for yourself.

It’s Why We’re Rescheduling 420 Again This Year!

New date & time: Gather at HIGH NOON, on Monday, April 24, 2017 with mass civil disobedience at 4:20pm
New location: The east side of the U.S. Capitol

This is a National Call to Action!
No More Waiting!! Congress Deschedule Cannabis NOW!

While other marijuana advocacy groups are issuing statements, we are calling on them to join us in a national demonstration on April 24, 2017. The powers that be ignore our statements and petitions but they cannot ignore us when we gather in large numbers. Therefore we need every cannabis supporter to join us at the Capitol! 

We are urging those of you reading this who live outside of DC, to reschedule your calendar, come to DC, and smoke out the office of your member of Congress. Locally, we have our eyes set on a few members of Congress that need to smell the change we desire.

Congress is not listening to us and they need to be reminded that America’s cannabis laws need to be changed NOW. Not with some lame bandaid of a law that lets states do their own thing or rescheduling that prohibits plant access, but a comprehensive law that allows you to take your cannabis in a car from DC to California without fear of arrest.

Cannabis needs to be fully removed from the Controlled Substances Act, not pushed down to Schedule II into the hands of Big Pharma!

PLEASE NOTE: Possession of cannabis on the Capitol grounds is not legal. Consuming cannabis anywhere in DC outside of a home is not legal either. But sitting quietly while the Trump administration rolls back our freedoms is not something we plan to do. We need to be loud and proud!

The Inaugural #Trump420 showed that cannabis reform is not a partisan issue. There are millions of Trump supporters who support the full legalization of cannabis, and we are encouraging people of all political stripes to join this national mobilization!

Yesterday’s poll showed a majority of Americans want cannabis reform. But unless we loudly demand it, we are going to get stuck with another shitty law that benefits corporations and not the American people.

We expect arrests to take place on Reschedule420 this year, but we know that our cause is just. We know that the best way to make America great again is not enforcing the outdated Controlled Substances Act, but providing Americans the liberty to choose cannabis for relaxation, enjoyment, and medicine.

Moreover, we can argue that ALL CANNABIS USE IS MEDICAL. If you use it to relax, that is medical. If you use it to put yourself into a better mood, that is medical. The argument that only some sick people can use cannabis while other adults are not sick enough to deserve it is deeply flawed. Many people use cannabis in order to not get sick!

April 20 – Smoke out your local Congressman’s district office
April 22 – Join us at the National Cannabis Festival
April 23 – Attend Direct Action Training (Location TBA)
April 24 – #Reschedule420 at the U.S. Capitol

Please share this link with your friends and RSVP on Facebook.

RSVP For The Next DCMJ Planning Meetings

Join us at one of the upcoming Planning Meetings!

DCMJ Planning Meeting #5

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
TIME: 7-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

DCMJ Planning Meeting #6

DATE: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
TIME: 7-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020

DCMJ Planning Meeting #7

DATE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
TIME: 7-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

DCMJ Planning Meeting #8

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TIME: 7-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Statement on Attorney General Sessions

DCMJ Urges President Trump to Stop Sessions from Reversing Course of Legalization

WASHINGTON, DC — Legalization advocates DCMJ, the organization that spearheaded Initiative 71 that legalized cannabis in the District of Columbia, issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the Senate confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as U.S. Attorney General.

Adam Eidinger, co-founder DCMJ stated:

“Despite all the damning evidence brought against him, the Senate today rubber-stamped colleague Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General in the Trump Administration. Sessions is a failed war on drugs zealot who has gone so far as to suggest that marijuana offenders deserve the death penalty. To say he is out of touch with the legalization wave rolling through the United States would be an understatement. Sessions is a threat to states rights, the will of the voters and the legalization movement as a whole.

“Conversely, President Trump is on-the-record with his support for states rights and medical marijuana, promising a hands-off federal approach to states with legalization laws enacted. We are hopeful that the commander-in-chief, along with leaders from law enforcement, the civil rights community and cannabis activists, will take the opportunity to help enlighten Sessions on responsible drug policy reforms.”

Nikolas Schiller, DCMJ co-founder, added:

“Senator Sessions statements earlier this year are quite clear: it is up to Congress to pass legislation that absolves him of the responsibility of turning a blind eye towards cannabis. The silver lining is that if President Trump keeps his campaign promises, Sessions will judiciously use taxpayer dollars on the Federal enforcement of cannabis similar to the previous administration. I urge Congress to take up legislation that will allow the new Attorney General to focus his time on more important issues facing the American people.

“But if President Trump wants to take cash out of the hands of international drug cartels and create millions of tax-paying jobs, then America’s cannabis community is a willing partner. If President Trump wants to overhaul healthcare and help veterans, America’s medical cannabis community is also a willing partner. Partnerships make America great, but until cannabis is fully legalized, the full potential of America is not being achieved.

“Looking at the 2016 Election and the eight states that passed new responsible marijuana measures in November, an interesting political trend reveals itself: cannabis polls high across party lines—independents, Libertarians, Green Party, Republicans and Democrats. The evidence of this can be seen in the 28 states and the District of Columbia that have already enacted sensible drug policy reforms. Americans are now looking to the President and Congress to change the laws nationally and replace them with more common sense approaches towards cannabis. You don’t have to be a farmer or a political scientist to realize that Americans want President Trump and Congress to act now.”

Please email Press@DCMJ.org with any follow-up questions.

📸 We Need Your Photos For The New DCMJ Filter Tip Flyers!

Upload your photos for the next DCMJ Filter Tip flyer!

We need your photos!

One of our favorite DCMJ outreach materials is the perforated filter tip flyer (see above & below). Each flyer breaks into 24 pieces of card stock that can be rolled up to make filters for your joints.

If you got a free joint at the Inaugural #Trump420, there is a very good chance your joint had one of the DCMJ filter tips at the end. In the last three years we’ve printed up & handed out five different editions and we’re ready to make the 2017 edition!

Can you help us out? Do you have photos from your home grow, of your cured buds, or photos from different DCMJ demonstrations that took place in 2016? Please pick out a couple of your favorite photos and upload them to our Dropbox!

Please only upload high-resolution photos that you took yourself and are not copyrighted. Feel free to include a text file if you want to provide more information about your photos, like strain name or the name of the demonstration the photo was taken at.

Once we have completed the new DCMJ filter tip flyer, we’ll share it in an upcoming email and have them available at upcoming Planning Meetings for you to use and give away to your friends.  We consider these flyers to be the annual DCMJ yearbook where you’ll see faces you’ve seen and gotten to know through DCMJ.  Please take a moment an upload your favorite photos!

Upload your photos for the next DCMJ Filter Tip flyer!

The Inaugural #Trump420


Join us for Trump420 on January 20, 2017!

A big thank you goes out to the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants who helped make The Inaugural #Trump420 a huge success!

Below are some of the videos & news articles of the demonstration:

Read More at Reason

Read More at Complex + Photos

• AFP: Marijuana activists hand out free joints for #Trump420 in DC

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