The rapper 'Afroman' who wrote the song 'Because I Got High', has announced his intention to run for president in 2024, pledging to be the "Cannabis Commander in Chief."
Afroman, a hip-hop artist and well-known figure in the cannabis industry, declared over the weekend that he will run for president of the United States in 2024. Afroman announced his candidature for president on Sunday during a concert performance at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, according to a TMZ story. Afroman rose to fame in the cannabis community with his song "Because I Got High" in 2000. Two days later, he used social media to reach a wider audience with his message.
Afroman posted on Instagram on Tuesday, saying, "My Fellow Americans, there comes a time in the course of human events when change must be affected. "That moment has come. The status quo is no longer acceptable because Americans are suffering. Unchecked inflation is a problem. The economy is in utter disarray. The real estate market is insane. Politicians are dishonest. Among our exemplary and brave officers in law enforcement, there are still some bad apples.
He said, "It is with great honour and pleasure that I formally declare Afroman as a candidate for President of the United States of America on the independent ticket.
Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known as Afroman, was born in Los Angeles in 1974. By the time he was in the eighth grade, he had already made a name for himself in the music industry by recording songs and selling them to his classmates. Before moving to Mississippi, he published his debut album in 1998. There, he built contacts in the music industry that would later help him produce and perform on "Because I Got High." In 2001, the year the song was used in movies like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, it became popular because it explained how cannabis could interfere with daily tasks. In September, Afroman released Lemon Pound Cake, his most recent album.
As the "Cannabis Commander in Chief," Afroman swears to act.
In a social media post, Afroman referred to himself as the "Cannabis Commander in Chief" and the "Pot Head of State," and he pledged to make cannabis legalisation and other concerns a top goal of his presidential campaign.
While pharmaceutical businesses profit from drugs with unknowable negative effects, he added, "Medicinal plants are criminalised." "The media sows the seeds of hatred 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They make an effort to create divisions based on ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and any other criteria they can come up with.
Afroman listed eight goals for his 2024 presidential candidature in a different Instagram post. Decriminalizing cannabis and "other drugs with modest hazard profiles" came first. He pointed out that cannabis still classified by federal law as a Schedule I substance, the most stringent category under the country's drug regulations. He pledged to bring about change, claiming he would deschedule and decriminalise cannabis and start a public relations effort to raise awareness of its advantages.
Afroman also promised to make changes to the criminal justice system, saying that more than 40,000 individuals are already behind bars for cannabis-related offences, at an estimated cost of more than $1.5 billion annually. In addition, he promised to "fight hard to correct the wrongs of the past, in all areas where Americans have been failed inside the criminal justice system," promising to commute the terms of all nonviolent federal cannabis inmates.
He also demanded changes to the criminal justice system, an end to all foreign aid, and compensation for African Americans. The campaign's other top aims are the legalisation of prostitution, tax benefits for professional sports to promote celebratory displays, and the "promotion of unity, peace, and love."
"We require a candidate who is truly chosen by and for the people. We require a leader who can take the initiative and govern with a hard hand, Afroman stated. The need for a Commander in Chief who leads from a position of love rather than hatred is great among the populace. We require a leader who genuinely exemplifies the American dream in these trying times.