Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general’s image on the packaging.
Who better to poke fun at than the cluelessly anti-marijuana Sessions—the man who claims “good people” don’t smoke pot, that marijuana is a gateway drug, and who once said he liked the local Ku Klux Klan boys until he found out they smoked weed?
The folks at #JeffSesh apparently agreed, selecting the attorney general’s visage to grace the packages of “General Jeff’s Old Rebel Session Papers,” replete with the warning to “Don’t Beauregard That Joint My Friend.”
“We’re not criminals, junkies or idiots. Regular Jeffs all over the country — good, responsible, patriotic Americans — have a sesh now and then… and it’s OK!” the group’s website proclaims. “Every time you sesh with any brand of JeffSesh papers, you’re helping keep the law moving forward — and not back to the Nixon era,” the website says. “You’re saying we’ve moved on, Jeff.”
The rolling paper packages come in either black or white and go for $5 each. #JeffSesh says they’re selling out, but hasn’t said whether any money raised will go to any specific marijuana legalization groups.
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Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle.