On Tuesday, Gary Chambers debuted his 2022 campaign for US Senate with a short, but loud, video ad.

While sitting in a New Orleans field, the Democratic candidate lit up a king-sized blunt to demonstrate his dedication to weed reform. The unique image set the Internet ablaze, making it all the way to late-night television in less than 24 hours.

The ad was cut to exactly 37 seconds to represent how often someone is arrested for cannabis possession. These unnecessary arrests represent over half of all state and local drug arrests since 2010.

“Most of the people police arrest aren’t dealers, but rather people with small amounts of pot, just like me.”

Gary Chambers, candidate for US Senate

“Black people are four times more likely to be arrested for…

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