A Pot-Smoking Candidate Reminds Us How Far We Have To Go On Cannabis

Every underdog candidate for office looks for a way to make a splash with an unusual move that gets everyone repeating your name, if only for a moment. Republicans often do it by putting up ads in which they fire some guns, but after a dozen other candidates do that, it loses its edge.

So hats off to Gary Chambers of Louisiana, who did something in a new campaign ad in his bid for U.S. Senate that I don’t think any candidate has done before: Smoke marijuana. In the ad.

And not some elegantly subtle vape pen either, but a big fat blunt, which Chambers smokes as his voice-over describes the toll of the war on drugs.

– Read the entire article at The Washington Post.

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