Democrat Gary Chambers, who is seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate from Louisiana, recently ran a campaign ad in which he smoked a hefty blunt while sitting in an armchair, looking as chilly as anyone could possibly look. But Chambers is deadly serious about the harm of cannabis criminalization.
“Black people are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana laws than white people,” Chambers said, referring to ACLU statistics. “States waste $3.7 billion each year enforcing marijuana laws. Most of the people the police arrest are not dealers, but people with small amounts of weed, just like me.”
Chambers was at it again this week. He posted a video of himself visiting a drive-thru cannabis dealer near Chicago, Marijuana Moment reported. Chambers, a longtime champion of social justice in Baton Rouge who previously unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the US House, now competes with incumbent Senator John Kennedy (R-LA).
“I’m in Illinois, and this is a drive-thru pharmacy,” the senate candidate says in the video. “You can pull up and grab your grass without ever getting out of your car.”
He has a point
A poll published in January by YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, of 4,096 adults found that “58 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a candidate they agree with on most issues occasionally smoke marijuana in their spare time. †
Screenshot “37 Seconds” – Gary Chambers For Senate.
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