Marijuana activists smoke weed exterior White House, number arrests made

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 10:08 AM

Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable "joint" at Saturday'south demonstration.

Marijuana activists smoke weed exterior White House, number arrests made

Activists smoked marijuana exterior the White House to send their message that the drug shouldn't be considered dangerous.

Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable "joint" at Saturday'south demonstration. However, protest organizer Adam Eidinger said the Secret Service wouldn't authorize it, citing security concerns.

Possession of up to two ounces of pot is valid in the nation'south capital, but smoking in public is illegal. However, U. S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose says her agency made number arrests. Eidinger said police "were very respectful."

Protest organizers declare President Barack Obama should delete pot from the list of Schedule one controlled substances, which includes heroin and other addictive drugs. Obama has maintained that pot advocates should attempt to lobby Congress to pass a bill reclassifying the drug.

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