Mrs. Nice Guy

We all remember Afroman’s stoner anthem “Because I Got High“, but did you know that even though it’s a hilarious and partly true song, that it gives off a not-so-good image of what marijuana users are really like? Well, now there’s a “Because I Got High” Positive Remix performed by Afroman himself (mp3 here). Afroman has partnered with Weed Maps and NORML, as an advocate to help legalize marijuana. The lyrics are pretty cheesy, but in this digital age where viral videos can make or break you and your cause, I think it was a good move on their parts to create this. In the video Afroman is dressed in an all lavender outfit with a gold rope, as he strolls the streets on a couch singing about all the positive aspects and health benefits of marijuana use.

Weed Maps is doing a campaign called “Elevated Inspirations” where every month artists will create a song about the positive aspects of marijuana and how it helps their creative process. Something that I think is VERY cool because marijuana is widely known to help spark creativity.

Please share this video to help spread awareness, especially now as the states below head to the polls this November!

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Alaska: Initiative 2

  • Initiative 2 makes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants (three flowering) legal for adults 21 years of age or older. It also allows adults to possess the marijuana produced by the plants on the premises where the plants are grown. Further, the Alaska initiative creates the following marijuana establishments: marijuana retail stores, marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana infused-product manufacturers, and marijuana testing facilities.

Florida: Amendment 2

  • Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.

Oregon: Measure 91

  • Measure 91 would allow adults, age 21 and over to possess up to eight ounces of “dried” marijuana and up to four plants. Passage of the measure would give licensing and regulatory oversight of production, distribution and retail sales to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The state’s current medical marijuana laws would also remain intact.

Washington DC: Initiative 71

  • Initiative 71 would make it lawful for a person 21 years of age or older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use (up from one ounce), and grow no more than six cannabis plants with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants, within the person’s principal residence. It would allow transfer (but not the sale) up to one ounce of marijuana to another person 21 years of age or older.  The district’s medical marijuana policy would not be affected by passage of the legalization initiative.