Louisiana Senate candidate smokes marijuana in campaign ad

Gary Chambers is running for a seat in the 我们. 参议院 代表 路易斯安那州, and posted a video to YouTube on Tuesday announcing his campaign. 在视频中, Chambers is shown smoking 大麻 in an outdoor leather armchair.

“每一个 37 秒, someone is arrested for possession of marijuana,” Chambers said in the new video. “以来 2010, state and local police have arrested an estimated 7.3 million Americans for violating marijuana laws – over half of all drug arrests.

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他继续, “Black people are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana laws than white people. States waste 3.7 billion dollars enforcing marijuana laws every year. Most of the people police are arrested aren’t dealers, but rather people with small amounts of pot. Just like me.

Marijuana legalization has become a popular campaign for political candidates across the aisles in recent years.

在 2020, the topic found renewed interest after U.S. Olympic champion Sha’Carri Richardson was told she would not run in the 100-meter race after she tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, at the Olympic trials – voiding her first-place results.

President Biden hasn’t come out in support of legalizing marijuana at the federal level, but has said he supports decriminalizing possession of the drug.

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