Louisiana Senate Candidate Makes History, Breaks Internet With Weed-Smoking Ad

A besuited Gary Chambers Jr. stars in '37 Seconds,' the commercial that launches his political campaign

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Prominent members of the U.S. Congress—from Democrats Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker to Republicans Nancy Mace and David Joyce—are vocal supporters of the cannabis industry.

And some lawmakers—Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman, for one—have made broader cannabis legalization a central focus of their platforms.

But Gary Chambers Jr., an ordained minister from Louisiana running for U.S. Senate, has taken his weed advocacy to an unprecedented level in kicking off his campaign this week.

With the launch of “37 Seconds,” Chambers may have become the first major-party candidate in history to smoke a blunt in a political ad.




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