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Activists to hand out marijuana to Congress members on 4/20

Cannabis Coalition is the activist group that passed out 9,000 joints during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Jan. (Source: CNN) Cannabis Coalition is the activist group that passed out 9,000 joints during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Jan. (Source: CNN)
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WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - A group of marijuana activists will be handing out free pot to members of Congress Thursday to celebrate their beloved holiday.

The group plans to hand out 1,000 joints in Washington D.C.to anyone with a congressional ID.

April 20, or 4/20 is the day that marijuana advocates all over the world celebrate annually as the unofficial holiday for smoking pot. Smokers gather everywhere and hold special events as an ode to the cannabis plant.

It is currently legal to possess marijuana in Washington D.C., but it is still illegal to buy or sell. Thursday’s event will serve as an effort to get Congress to pass marijuana reform.

Adam Eidinger, the founder of Cannabis Coalition, told USA Today that the event will be a celebration of cannabis culture.

"There are a lot of Republicans, not just Democrats and progressives, who support this, so we wanted to take a fun and lighthearted approach that brings people together," Eidinger said.

Cannabis Coalition passed out 9,000 joints during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in January.

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