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Pot advocates lit up for legal weed at the inauguration

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Pot advocates lit up for legal weed at the inauguration

WATCH | About 9,000 joints were rolled for the political demonstration to legalize weed federally.

Thousands of pot advocates came from far and wide to show the new president a way to make America great again: By passing out thousands of free joints and getting baked during his inauguration. 

The pro-weed group DCMJ --that worked to legalize marijuana in Washington D.C. --said they passed out roughly 9,000 joints Friday morning for demonstrators to light up as they marched through the city to the National Mall during President Donald Trump's speech. 

Here, protesters were lighting up as reggae music blasted and some danced in the rain.

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A pro-cannabis-legalization group is giving away thousands of marijuana joints ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

It's legal to possess two ounces of pot or less and to grow and give as a gift in D.C.. But it is still illegal to sell marijuana for recreational use in the nation's capital or to smoke it on federal property. 

Pot advocates hope getting baked will convince the new president to legalize marijuana at the federal level. 

The group, which had members come in as far away as Florida and Connecticut, gathered in a neighborhood in the northern part of the city at 8 a.m.  to hand out thousands of joints before joining crowds on the National Mall. 

The line to get the joints snaked past dozens of embassies and wrapped around the block.


Circa is there as the joints were passed out.

Along the way, demonstrators toked up at exactly 4 minutes and 20 seconds (get it, 420?) into President Trump's speech. 

Organizers said they wanted to stage a similar demonstration next inauguration.

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