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Gary Chambers Jr .: US Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in new campaign ad

Gary Chambers Jr., a Democrat and social justice activist, is shown in the ad where he sits in a chair and sucks from a rolled-up marijuana stump. While smoking, he cites arrest statistics for black Americans related to marijuana possession.
"I hope this ad not only seems to stigmatize the use of marijuana, but also forces a new conversation that creates the way to legalize this beneficial drug and forgive those who were arrested because of outdated ideology," he wrote. he i a tweet, shares the ad.

Chambers is seeking to oust Republican Senator John Kennedy in November's primary election for all parties. If no candidate gets a majority of the votes, there will be a re-election in December for the seat.

In a statement to CNN on Tuesday, Chambers said it was "long overdue for politicians to stop pretending to be better or different from the people they represent", adding that it was time to revise the treatment of the criminal justice system of marijuana possession.

"Some parts of the country are fighting opioid addiction and creating millionaires and better schools from the marijuana industry. Others are creating crime and broken families. I can not stand that," Chambers said.

The ad, according to his campaign, was filmed over the weekend in New Orleans, where the city council took action in August trying to remove sanctions for possession of marijuana.
In June 2021, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, signed a bill that would reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this month, a new law came into force that expands medical marijuana, a move that had been passed by the state legislature in 2021.
According to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2020, black Americans are nearly four times more likely than white Americans to be arrested for possession of marijuana despite similar consumption rates.
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