Congressman Agrees To Smoke Pot For Documentary
Advocating America’s right to get Rocky Mountain high, a former Colorado congressman has agreed to smoke a joint with a documentary filmmaker now that the state has legalized marijuana. Rep. Tom Tancredo made the promise while filming a promo for the upcoming doc Grassroots.
Comedian Adam Hartle and crew followed Colorado’s successful effort last November to pass the legalization law, which is known as Amendment 64. The team is now raising money on fundraising site Indiegogo to finish the project, and have created a ten minute trailer.
Towards the end of the video, Hartle asks Tancredo if they will smoke a joint together when marijuana is legal. The one time Republican presidential primary candidate appeared to reply immediately and without hesitation, “Deal.”
Tancredo served in the Reagan and Bush administrations, as well as five terms representing the suburbs south of Denver in the House. He has spoken out in favor of marijuana legalization before, calling marijuana prohibition a particularly unique failure of government policy.
Despite opposition from both presidential candidates, the governor, and the mayor of Denver, Amendment 64 passed by a healthy margin.
But if audiences want to see Tancredo light up, they should get involved: Grassroots currently has raised just over $300 of their $10,000 goal to finish the film, including “follow-up interviews.”
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[via Huffington Post]