An organization that wants to see marijuana federally legalized is planning to hand out 4,200 joints outside Donald Trump\’s presidential inauguration Jan. 20.

DCMJ, the Washington, D.C. group that spearheaded marijuana decriminalization in the capital, is behind the stunt. “We legalized cannabis in Washington, DC and we are not going to let anyone take that away from us,” the group said in a statement. “This is an outreach opportunity to show President Trump’s supporters we are the marijuana majority.”

The group recently said it rolled 420 joints in anticipation of the event (of course, it has many more to roll in the weeks ahead). The public is invited to the event, which is also a march and demonstration.

Participants will gather at Dupont Circle at 8 a.m. and march to the National mall at 10. “Along the way we’ll hand out 4,200 joints of legally grown cannabis,” DCMJ states.

Four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump\’s acceptance speech organizers plan to “light up.” That is, “unless President Trump comes out now in support of full cannabis legalization in all 50 States and DC,” according to the statement. That, of course, is a long shot.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out:

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