Hip-hop artist and cannabis community icon Afroman announced over the weekend that he would be running for president in the 2024 US election. He bid for the White House on Sunday during a concert performance at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. according to reports From TMZ. Two days later, he took to his social media to spread his message to a wider audience.
“My fellow Americans, in the course of human affairs, there comes a time when change must be effected.” Afroman wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “The time is now. Americans are suffering and the status quo is no longer acceptable. Inflation is out of control. The economy is in turmoil. The housing market is staggering. Politicians are corrupt. I Among our noble and brave officers, bad apples are allowed to stay in law enforcement.”
“It is my great honor and pleasure to officially announce Afroman as an independent candidate for President of the United States,” he added.
Afroman, aka Joseph Edgar Foreman, was born in Los Angeles in 1974 and got his early start in the music business by eighth grade by recording songs and selling them to his classmates. After releasing his first album in 1998, he relocated to Mississippi, where he made contacts in the music industry, eventually producing and performing “Because I Got High.” The song, which details how marijuana interferes with the chores of modern life, was a hit in 2001. Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackAfroman released his latest album, lemon pound cakein September.
Afroman promises to be ‘cannabis supreme commander’
Afroman, who has referred to himself as the “Cannabis Supreme Commander” and “Head of Pot Nation” in social media posts, has promised to make cannabis reform and other issues a priority in his presidential campaign.
“Medicinal plants are considered criminals and drug companies profit from chemicals with unknown side effects,” he wrote. “The media sows the seeds of hate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. increase.”
and another post On Instagram, Afroman outlined eight priorities for the 2024 presidential election. First and foremost was to decriminalize cannabis and “other less harmful substances.” He said federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance, the strictest classification under the country’s drug laws. He promised change, saying he would reschedule and decriminalize cannabis and launch a public service announcement campaign promoting the plant’s benefits.
Afroman has also pledged to implement criminal justice reform, with more than 40,000 people jailed for cannabis at any given time, costing more than $1.5 billion a year. He promised to commutate prisoners’ sentences and said he would “work hard to right past wrongs in every area where Americans have failed in the criminal justice system.”
He also called for law enforcement reform, a halt to all foreign aid, and reparations for African Americans. Other priorities of the campaign include reducing taxes to encourage professional athletes to make festive displays, legalizing prostitution and “promoting unity, peace and love.”
“We need candidates who are truly chosen by and for the people. “People are hungry for a commander-in-chief who will lead from a place of love, not hate. In these dark times, Americans need leaders who truly embody his dream.”