Video: "Real" Pot Smoker Challenges Obama's Harold and Kumar Ad
Marijuana policy reform activists are outraged over an Obama advertisement that features stoner characters Harold and Kumar (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle) mindlessly pledging their support for the president. Responding to what appears to be outreach to the youth and stoner vote, activists say the advertisement is ignorant of the Obama administration's betrayal to pot smokers. With more than one-hundred federal raids on medical marijuana operations in his first three years, Obama has been worse on weed policy than George Bush.
Below, Andrew Livington breaks it down to explain how a "real marijuana user" would have responded to Obama's call for support:
Kai Penn, who plays Kumar in the Harold and Kumar films, has been working for the Obama campaign since 2009. He recently expressed disinterest in marijuana policy-related qusetions, but nonetheless said Obama has been "consistent" on the issue. It's a claim many would be quick to dispute.