The public鈥檚 view on marijuana may be changing, as weed-friendly gyms and even a gadget that鈥檚 like a Keurig for pot hit the scene, which may be why four states just legalized recreational weed. But for some, things aren鈥檛 moving fast enough, which is why, if you鈥檙e in the right place, you鈥檒l be able to nab free joints on Inauguration Day.


Starting at 8am January 20 on the west side of Dupont Circle in Washington, folks from the DC Cannabis Coalition will be handing out a whopping 4,200 free joints to anyone who wants one.

鈥淭he main message is it鈥檚 time to legalize cannabis at the federal level,鈥 said Adam Eidinger, the founder of DCMJ, which is a group of DC residents who helped get initiative 71 passed so that it is now legal to possess two ounces or less of marijuana, as well as grow it and give it away, though it鈥檚 still not legal to sell it.

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As for the Trump administration, Eidinger is worried. 鈥淲e are looking at a guy who as recently as April said that they are going to enforce federal law on marijuana all over the country. He said marijuana is dangerous.鈥

That鈥檚 why, four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump鈥檚 inauguration speech, those present with a joint will light up. The tokers are aware that because they鈥檒l be on federal property they face possible arrest, but they鈥檙e willing to spark up a little controversy if it also keeps the conversation burning.

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(h/t ABC 10; photos via Christina Hempfling + Sigrid Olsson/Getty)