Another US Senate Candidate Smokes Marijuana In Campaign Ad, Calling For Reform On 4/20

Another US Senate Candidate Smokes Marijuana In Campaign Ad, Calling For Reform On 4/20
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An Indiana mayor who’s running for U.S. Senate openly smoked marijuana in a campaign ad that was released on the unofficial cannabis holiday 4/20 on Wednesday. It’s the second time in this election cycle that a Democratic Senate candidate has toked on camera on the campaign trail. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott (D) sparked up a joint in Illinois, just one mile from the Indiana border, to show how the patchwork of state policies on marijuana means that states like Indiana that keep cannabis illegal are missing economic opportunities while perpetuating a cycle of criminalization.

The ad is the latest in a recent trend of congressional office-seekers breaking with the status quo and showing that they don’t just support legalization, they partake, too. Democrat Gary Chambers, who is also seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate, drew headlines this year when he smoked a blunt in one of his first campaign ads. After inhaling, McDermott starts by saying that the “legalization of cannabis is important to this campaign.” Not only will he continue advocating for reform in Indiana; he said that if elected to represent the state in Congress, he will strive to enact the policy change federally, too. He was joined in the campaign ad by attorneys, a city councilman, a distiller and a physician who also expressed support for legalization. The doctor was a designated driver to get the Senate candidate back home safely after filming on the spot wrapped. Even on #420day not many Senate candidates admit to having smoked weed. I’m not most Senate candidates. I’ve been thinking a lot about whether to launch this video where I light up. It’s an issue that’s personal & important to me & so many. #LegalizeIt https://t.co/V7VA5PhQpi pic.twitter.com/WaNq01yH49 — Thomas McDermott (@tommcdermottjr) April 20, 2022 McDermott, who served…

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