The deadeye mission to bring the scourge of marijuana prohibition to a screeching halt in the state of Illinois is hoping to attract a legion of support from all of the “horrible people” that relish in party games for the offensive and savoir faire… or at least one in particular.
The Chicago-based company behind the popular game Cards Against Humanity has joined the battle to legalize the leaf in the Land of Lincoln, recently issuing a $5 Cards Against Humanity “Weed Pack,” which will assist in the funding of marijuana legalization efforts next year.
In fact, all of the proceeds from this version of the card game are being donated to the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), according to a report from NBC Chicago.
So far, the game, which is touted on its website to be “as despicable and awkward as you and your friends,” has generated more than $86,000. At least a portion of the money has already been turned over to the MPP.
“We’re proud to support the Marijuana Policy Project because our current marijuana laws are failing,” Jo Feldman, head writer for Cards Against Humanity, said in a statement.
“Nationally there are more arrests for marijuana possession each year than for all violent crimes combined,” she added. “The MPP has been at the forefront of changing marijuana laws for the better, in Illinois and nationwide.”
Although state lawmakers have failed to get a marijuana legalization bill through the tight and wrinkled sludge orifices of the state legislature over the past few years, there is some belief that the crusty walls of prohibition will come down in 2018, giving way to more progressive policies that allows recreational reefer to be sold all over the state in a manner similar to what is happening in Colorado and Washington.
Two lawmakers—State Senator Heather Steans and State Representative Kelly Cassidy—are leading the fight to establish this type of taxed and regulated pot market in Illinois. They are presently making some amendments to a previous bill, most of which they say should make it more palatable to the general assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner, in order to make an honest push to put a recreational pot law on the books sometime next year.
If the marijuana legalization bill goes the distance in the state legislature next year, Rauner has said that he would at least give it his consideration.
The special edition Weed Pack is available online through the Cards Against Humanity store.