Watch Pusha T’s PSA to Legalize Marijuana
By Ted Simmons
Pusha T continues his political advocacy hustle with a new public service announcement asking California voters to approve Prop 64, which would legalize marijuana. In recent weeks, Push has been active in supporting Hillary Clinton for president, and gets serious once more here.
“If California’s Prop 64 passes, no one will ever be incarcerated for marijuana again,” he says. “Marijuana arrests are the engine that’s driving the war on drugs. It’s one of the number one reasons people trying to reenter their communities are sent back to prison. I’m not a California voter, but I know when good legislation passes in the biggest state, other states follow. And that’s an important step in ending mass incarceration around the country. What’s most important to me is keeping people who are coming home, home. If ending prohibition on marijuana reduces recidivism, then let’s do it.”
Appearing on The Late Show last week, Pusha told Stephen Colbert that the criminal justice systems is one of his biggest concerns and that for offenders who can’t vote, “it’s like you keep paying forever.”
Back in September, Jay Z published a video via The New York Times calling the war on drugs an epic fail. He highlights how the Rockefeller laws led to unfair punishments for drug offenders which led to record incarceration rates. “The NYPD raided our Brooklyn neighborhoods while Manhattan bankers openly used coke with impunity,” Jay points out.