Attention senior class-trip chaperones, cherry blossom lovers, and anyone else who may wander by the White House on Saturday: Brace yourself for a cloud of marijuana smoke — and, possibly, mass arrests.

Organizers of the successful ballot measure that legalized pot last year in the District say they have had enough with President Obama’s slog toward loosening marijuana laws.

To protest, they are planning what they promise will be the first large-scale display of public pot smoking in the nation’s capital, with the intention of getting arrested.

The event promises to be a spectacle. Construction was underway Wednesday on an inflatable, 51-foot marijuana joint that protesters plan to carry onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

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