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A Democrat Senate Candidate in Louisiana has decided to attempt to woo voters by smoking marijuana in a new political ad.

As Fox News reports:

Gary Chambers is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing Louisiana, and posted a video to YouTube on Tuesday announcing his campaign. In the video, Chambers is shown smoking marijuana in an outdoor leather armchair.

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

He continued, “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.”

Supporting Marijuana legalization has become popular strategy for many politicians on both sides of the aisle in recent years as societal views have shifted on the issue.

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1 year ago

While I agree with this guy that the war on drugs was lost long ago putting out this kind of ad is not the way to get elected in conservative Louisiana.