Brian Yu | The Daily Illini
Brad Dorner, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, hands out “pot brownies” on the Quad on Wedensday. Dorner is part of a group on campus that is fighting for the legalization of marijuana.
By Nyajai Ellison
The local chapter of Young Americans for Liberty set up a table on the Quad to protest the War on Drugs by giving away free “pot brownies.” The brownies were given out of an actual pot to students on Wednesday in anticipation of the upcoming unofficial holiday for those who support the legalization of marijuana: 4/20.
Dan Humbrecht, president of YAL and sophomore in Engineering, operated the table along with 15 other members of the Registered Student Organization.
“4/20 is basically the day that everybody comes together for the idea of legalization and support for ending marijuana prohibition,” he said. “It’s just our way of bringing awareness to how the war on drugs has really failed, and it’s time for us to pursue some other options.”