Thursday , June 29 2017

Dozens of Pro-Marijuana Protesters Light Up In Front of White House

Alex Mallin/ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Dozens of pro-legalization protesters lit up in unison at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday in front of the White House, and tried to get President Obama to hear them out on relaxing federal laws against marijuana.

D.C. Police and Park Police as well as Secret Service were all on site, but despite the fact that smoking on federal property is illegal there were no visible arrests. A few people were plucked from the crowd and appeared to be ticketed, however. D.C. Police, Park Police and Secret Service all have so far not yet responded to ABC News' request for comment on the protest.

Earlier in the day, the Secret Service blocked the protesters from lugging a 51-foot inflatable joint onto Pennsylvania Avenue.

The protesters deflated the joint, and later were escorted off the premises when they blew it up against Secret Service's wishes in front of the White House.

The protesters shrugged off the fact that President Obama was not actually home and able to get a contact high. The president spent his day on the golf course.

 

 

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