April 20th, also known as 4/20, is the annual holiday for all things weed, and Hill staffers will have a unique chance to celebrate.

Organizers with DCMJ, the local cannabis advocacy group that engineered Initiative 71, will set up near Capitol Hill at noon through the early evening to give away two joints apiece to interested staffers.

"We have to do this type of activity on the Hill on 4/20, I think, to get respect, to show that there's a community in this country who loves this plant and uses it," says DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger.

"The main reason we're doing this is to change the psychology of Capitol Hill staffers and get rid of the stigma. We're saying, 'Are you comfortable with it? Can you hang?'"

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Rachel Kurzius ~ DCist.com ~

 

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