Emergency National Mobilization to Reschedule Cannabis
Citizens, Activists and Leaders Rally and Roll Up to the White House with
51 foot “Joint” on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Mass Consumption of Cannabis to Occur at 4:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m., DCMJ—the organization that played a critical role in passing Ballot Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana in our nation’s capital—along with leaders, activists, advocacy groups and citizens will gather along Pennsylvania Avenue directly north of the White House to demand that President Obama use his authority to reschedule cannabis now. Why on April 2nd? The Obama Administration has been a big ZERO on cannabis reform, so DCMJ is rescheduling and actively removing the “ZERO” from “4/20.”
DCMJ has officially requested that President Obama reclassify cannabis as a less harmful substance multiple times since he has taken office in January 2009. However, no action has been taken to reschedule cannabis to date. Meanwhile, the placement of cannabis in the same category as drugs like heroin—which brutally kills thousands of Americans each each year—remains not only irresponsible, unjust and unfitting, but also makes a continued mockery of the Controlled Substances Act.
On Saturday, April 2 at 4:20 p.m. in response to the Obama Administration’s lack of action on descheduling cannabis, Americans will gather at The White House to demand immediate action is taken. Event participants will also help to carry a 51 foot “joint” at what is being called the “Emergency National Mobilization to Reschedule Cannabis.”