Hundreds of marijuana activists marched the streets of Washington holding a giant joint in a protest to strict marijuana laws in the United States.

Even after 23 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana, the drug is still a schedule 1 narcotic. This means that according to the DEA, marijuana is just as dangerous as heroin.

Earlier this week hundreds of protesters gathered on the white house grounds to protest the decriminalization of marijuana, and asked President Obama to sign off on descheduling  marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, and also to release prisoners that are serving time for marijuana offenses.