Gary Chambers, a man who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing Louisiana, has posted a new video announcing his campaign.
In the video released Tuesday, January 18 on his YouTube channel, Chambers is seen smoking marijuana in an outdoor leather armchair.
“Every 37 seconds, someone is arrested for possession of marijuana,” Chambers said in the new video.
“Since 2010, state and local police have arrested an estimated 7.3 million Americans for violating marijuana laws – over half of all drug arrests.”
He continued, “Black people are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana laws than white people. States waste 3.7 billion dollars enforcing marijuana laws every year. Most of the people police are arrested aren’t dealers, but rather people with small amounts of pot. Just like me.”