You are here
Home > News > Afroman Announces 2024 Run for President

Afroman Announces 2024 Run for President

Afroman is a rapper and cannabis community leader who announced this weekend that he would be running to become the president of the United States. Afroman, who became a hero of the weed crowd with his song “Because I Got High” in 2000, announced his bid for the White House on Sunday during a concert performance at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, according to a report from TMZ. He took to social media two days later to share his message with a wider audience.

“My Fellow Americans, there comes a time in the course of human events when change must be affected,” Afroman wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “That time is now. Americans are in pain and it is unacceptable to continue the status quo. Inflation has exploded out of control. The economy has collapsed. It is a shocking state of affairs in the housing market. The corrupt politicians are out there. Bad apples are allowed to remain in law enforcement, amongst our noble and brave officers.”

“It is my immense honor and pleasure to formally announce Afroman as an independent candidate for President of the United States of America,” he added.

Joseph Edgar Foreman, also known as Afroman was born in Los Angeles on September 24, 1974. At the age of eighteen, Afroman began his career in the music industry by recording and selling songs to friends. He released his first album in 1998 before relocating to Mississippi, where he made contacts in the music business who would eventually produce and perform on “Because I Got High.” The song, which detailed how marijuana could interfere with the chores of modern life, became a hit in 2001, the year the track was featured in films including Jay and Silent Bob Return to Power. Afroman just released his latest album. Lemon Pound CakeIn September.

Afroman Pledges To Be ‘Cannabis Commander in Chief’

Referring to himself as the “Cannabis Commander in Chief” and the “Pot Head of State” in his social media post, Afroman promised to make cannabis reform and other issues a priority of his campaign for president.

“Medicinal plants are criminalized, while pharmaceutical companies enrich themselves on chemicals with unknown side effects,” he wrote. “The media sows the seeds of hatred 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. They attempt to divide based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, and every other category that they can think of.”

Afroman also posted a post to Instagram highlighting eight of his priorities in the 2024 presidential race. First and foremost was decriminalizing cannabis and “other substances with low harm profiles.” He noted that federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance, the strictest classification under the nation’s drug laws. The promise of change was made by him, stating that he would decriminalize marijuana and create a public-service ad campaign in order to promote the many benefits of cannabis.

Afroman promised to reform criminal justice, noting the fact that there are more than 40,000 marijuana-related inmates at any time. This is at a total cost of over $1.5 billion each year. He committed to commuting the sentences of all nonviolent federal cannabis prisoners and said he would “work hard to right the wrongs of the past, in all areas where Americans have been failed within the criminal justice system.”

He also demanded reforms to law enforcement and an end all foreign assistance. Other priorities of the campaign include tax breaks for professional athletes to encourage celebratory displays, the legalization of prostitution, and the “promotion of unity, peace, and love.”

“We need a candidate that is truly elected by the people, and for the people. We need a man that can step up and lead with a firm hand,” wrote Afroman. “The people are starved for a Commander in Chief, that leads from a place of love and not hate. In these dark times, we need a leader that truly embodies the American dream.”