An initiative entitled Cannabis in Common has some significant hip hop support, as Hit-Boy, Styles P, and Benny the Butcher join Pusha-T and former NBA star Al Harrington to call on senators and voters to push for marijuana legalization.
According to Complex, the call-to-action highlights how an increasing number of states have embraced cannabis use and the need to remove the negative impact of the war on drugs on Black and Latino communities across the country.
Cannabis in Common explicitly asks for any marijuana-related convictions to be expunged. At the same time, Styles P and Pusha-T have been a part of organizations meant to put Black and Latino entrepreneurs on a sound footing to have a career in cannabis. The arrival of the video comes just as Charles Schumer, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Ron Wyden introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, the first bill of its kind that could lead to federal legalization.
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“These days, it often feels like our disagreements define politics,” said Sam D’Arcangelo, director of Cannabis Voter Project. “But more than two-thirds of Americans believe cannabis should be legalized. We all need to make our voices heard so elected officials know this issue is important to others.”
Watch the video below: