Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is by far the most progressive, reformative, fair, and sensical dude ever. He’s basically a loud-mouthed unicorn sent from the Heavens to shake up the White House. And we’re all feelin’ the Bern.
Late last month marijuana poster-boy Tommy Chong expressed his Bernie love via Public Service Announcement. Red-eyed Chong uses the PSA to encourage those who are into fair and humane immigration policies, real living wages … OH, and of course the legalization of “super medicine” marijuana, to vote for Bernie Sanders.
Late last year Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana. While admitting he doesn’t partake in the ganj himself, the introduction of this bill pushed Bernie ahead in the minds of millennials, especially, as an innovative and forward-thinking presidential candidate.
Bernie Sanders understands that the country can only benefit from the legalization of marijuana: Less money spent on those incarcerated for petty drug crimes that disproportionately affects minorities (plus his plans to de-privatize prisons), more revenue garnered from regulation, and the end to this useless ‘War on Drugs.’
There’s a lot of speculation that this current bill will probably go nowhere (thanks Congress) but regardless if it does or not it shows Bernie is a forward thinking candidate, and it gives us hope that we could have a president that actually cares about what’s going to work for this country and isn’t interested in furthering the interests of large corporations – plus, nationwide legal pot! BONUS!
Tommy Chong is not only an advocate for legalization, he’s also a medical marijuana patient. He recently underwent his second bout with cancer and used cannabis to help him with the side-effects of treatment. In this MSNBC article, Chong states, “When you’re knocking on death’s door, you check on your life and you question whether you’re doing exactly what you want to do and, thank God, I was. The only difference in my life now is that I really want to spread the word on how effective marijuana is health-wise in all sorts of ways. That is my mission now. It always has been but more so now.”
Needless to say, Tommy Chong is feelin’ the Bern, and with yet another big celebrity endorsement under his belt, Bernie’s popularity is rising and rising. Sorry Hillary, but I think we know who we want as our ‘Commander in Kush.’