The event’s organizer, DCMJ, had this to say on their website: "We will not be seeking any type of permit from the National Park Police because it is our constitutional right to peacefully gather and demand Obama stop being hypocrite. He smoked cannabis and became the president of the United States, and while he might think cannabis is a bad habit, does he seriously think it’s on par with heroin, nicotine, or alcohol?"
In addition to firing up at 4:20 pm ET, protestors tried to get a 51-foot inflatable joint in front of the White House as well, but they were rebuffed by the Secret Service before they could get too close.
The protest certainly garnered a lot of media attention, but for some activists, this was not a good thing. Some, like Tom Angell of the cannabis advocacy group Marijuana Majority, voiced their objections via social media:... Continue story HERE