CHRIS GOLDSTEIN, a marijuana advocate and editor of freedomisgreen.com, pulled a lighter from his pocket and sparked a joint at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, right in the middle of Independence Park.
Nothing happened, except he got a bit stoned.
"This is how smoking marijuana should be," he said.
But not everyone is so lucky. That's the point.
"Every day, there are thousands of people getting arrested for pot, and for this amount of pot," Goldstein said, holding the burning joint as thick smoke wafted across the park. "Not for a pound of marijuana, not for growing marijuana, but mostly young black men are getting arrested for this."