I’d planned to be as far as possible from Washington on Inauguration Day, but now I’m having second thoughts. At eight o’clock that morning, the DC Cannabis Coalition is giving away 4,200 free joints.* The giveaway will take place on the west side of Dupont Circle, about a block and a half from where I live.
From there, some of the recipients will march to the National Mall, where they plan to light up four minutes and 20 seconds into Donald Trump’s speech.**
Here’s a local news report about the event.
On third thought, no.
For one thing, it’s been ages since I last smoked anything. Pot always left me feeling glazed, bored, and sleepy, as if I’d watched a marathon of one of those awful series on the Bravo network.
For another, it would take a lot more than a free joint to get me out of bed at eight o’clock on a Saturday morning in January.
*Possession of marijuana is legal in DC, although sale is not.
**Since the Mall is federal rather than city territory, that part of the plan is illegal.