D.C. Council candidate Paul Zukerberg is taking his campaign to decriminalize marijuana in the District to a higher level, sponsoring a pro-pot rally and concert on the National Mall on the weekend before the April 23 election.
Zukerberg, an attorney who specializes in representing marijuana defendants, said he’s obtained a permit from the National Park Service to hold a daylong “Vote 4-20 Concert” on April 20.
Over the years, 4-20 has become the internationally recognized term for marijuana use, and pro-pot events are held in numerous cities on April 20.
Zukerberg, a Democrat making his first run for elective office, secured the permit for the Mall between 3rd and 4th streets NW. Zukerberg selected that location so participants can then walk a few blocks to Judiciary Square, where they will be able vote on the last day of early-voting.
“We are going to get our message out,” Zukerberg said. “4-20 is marijuana day, and here in D.C. we are going to use it to get our message out that we want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.”