What will the Trump Presidency mean to the District of Columbia? With its status as a federal district, all laws passed by the City Council are subject to Congressional approval. Legislation like needle exchange programs and gun control have been held up and denied all together by Congress. We can blame the conservative members of the House of Representatives for spear-heading these efforts but even a majority Democratic House and Senate have failed to uphold the laws that District residents and their representatives have passed when they cross the sensibilities of the Right.
With rumors that the Trump Administration plan to disrupt the District’s pro-choice and anti-gun legislation as well as the relatively new Death with Dignity Act, what can the many residents in favor of the legalization of Marijuana expect?
Local marijuana advocacy group DCMJ tried to get ahead of the issue with a pro-marijuana demonstration. On the morning of the inauguration, DCMJ planned to distribute 4,200 joints. This video below, shot by Joshua Rose Schmidt, shows how things went.