Hundreds of marijuana activists marched on the President’s Park Saturday, in protest of federal laws against the drug’s consumption.
The activists used a 51-foot-long inflatable joint as the centerpiece for their demonstration. However, after marching through the park to H St. NW, secret service would not allow the “joint” back into the park, citing security concerns.
Possession of up to two ounces of marijuana is legal in the nation’s capital, but smoking in public is illegal. However, U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose told Fox News her agency made no arrests.
Organizers of the protest say President Barack Obama should remove pot from the list of Schedule I controlled substances, which includes heroin and other addictive drugs. One protester told TheBlaze he believed that marijuana consumption should be legal for anyone at any age.
NIDA’s 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows that 6.5 percent of high school seniors smoke marijuana daily, up from 5.1 percent five years ago. Nearly 23 percent say they smoked it in the month prior to the survey, and just over 36 percent say they smoked within the previous year.
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