Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa wants no marijuana left behind. The hip-hop artist recently penned an open message about his love for weed and why people should loosen up about its legalization.
In Wiz’s perspective, weed has evolved from its past thugged out image.
“When I was growing up, I was into any artist who mentioned weed a lot in their music: Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dipset, Cypress Hill, Three 6 Mafia — the people who were really forward about it. Back then, smoking weed was a thugged-out thing to do. It was underground and raw. But now, it’s not just a small community of hippies and growers who want legalization — it’s people across the board. More people are educated about it. It’s more of a culture.” (Billboard)
Khalifa also spoke on what type of national impact weed legalization could have on helping to fix America.
“The marijuana industry could be as big as the alcohol and tobacco industries. It could bring a lot of money to the government that could be used for schools, roads, public buildings. People wouldn’t feel like they have to do it on the low, fearing someone’s going to throw them in jail. Eventually, you’re going to be able to buy marijuana products at Whole Foods. As soon as people turn their minds around, that’s how quickly it could happen. Everyone should be able to get stoned.” (Billboard)
Last year, hip-hop artists Lil Bibby and Fredo Santana defended President Barack Obama‘s daughter Malia getting caught allegedly smoking weed.
Buzz developed the same week about Malia possibly smoking pot at the annual Lollapalooza festival.
Malia Obama is at the center of some controversy after footage of her allegedly puffing on a joint at Lollapalooza has hit the web. In the video, the eldest daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama is seen smoking what looks to be homemade cigarette while jamming to music in the crowd. An eyewitness is claiming that she was smoking pot that day. (Celebuzz!)