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Pot Celebrations Marked by Arrests at U.S. Capitol

Pot Celebrations Marked by Arrests at U.S. Capitol Pot Celebrations Marked by Arrests at U.S. Capitol
Irune Rengel | 21 Abril, 2017, 01:44

Pot fans in Los Angeles went for a cannabis-fueled hike, and in Portland, Maine, a local author spent the afternoon giving away more than 200 grams of marijuana to a long line of fans.

People walk among various vendor tents at the annual 4/20 marijuana event at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 20, 2017. The event was being billed as a ― wait for it ― "Joint Session For Congress".

Organizers with DCMJ, a cannabis advocacy group focused on marijuana law in Washington, D.C., will head to Capitol Hill Thursday for a 4/20 demonstration slated to start around noon and extend into the evening.

In addition, up to six marijuana plants can be grown inside a home.

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Members of DCMJ, a pro-cannabis activist group, plan to camp out near Capitol Hill to puff-puff-pass out at least 1,000 free marijuana joints to members of Congress, congressional staffers, interns and credentialed members of the press.

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Among those arrested was Adam Eidinger, a well-known activist who along with Schiller founded the group that put legal pot on the ballot in the city.

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Three were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and four were charged with possession, said Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police.

This year's 4/20 party follows successful legalization campaigns in California, Nevada, Maine and MA, which joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington as states that allow recreational marijuana. Approximately 1,000 of the joints the group hoped to hand out to members of Congress, their staffs, and journalists were taken by US Capitol Police.

He and others planned to protest for marijuana reforms on Monday by lighting up on the Capitol grounds. Marijuana remains illegal in the 29 percent of the District that is federal land.

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