Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

By Perry SteinOn April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction.Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office said it would drop charges against one of those …

Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Protesters smoke marijuana on steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress to 'De-schedule Cannabis Now', in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the …

Cannabis at the Capitol: Marijuana industry leaders lobby Congress

By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 12, 2016 Three Democratic lawmakers will herald the start of a two-day lobbying effort by marijuana entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado plus Denny Heck of Washington joined the National Cannabis Industry Association for a press conference Thursday just …

“I’m Ben Droz, and we’re going lobbying”….

Above:  Big Hemp’s main man in Washington, 27-year-old Ben Droz Ben Droz loosened the red paisley tie around his neck, pulled the knot over his head and replaced it with a skinny black cord made of hemp with sterling silver tassels at the ends. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a couple of …