08.07.2017
culture

Cards Against Humanity's Weed Pack Raises Money For Illinois Legalization

Everyone's favorite card game gets politically charged, so Illinois can get legally lit.

The creators of the ever-so-audacious party game Cards Against Humanity came out last month in support of weed legalization in Illinois. The cheeky team released a special "Weed Pack" version of the game and has plans to donate all proceeds of the 420-friendly version to the Marijuana Policy Project, an advocacy group fighting for cannabis policy reform at the national level.

“We’re proud to support the Marijuana Policy Project because our current marijuana laws are failing,” Cards Against Humanity head writer Jo Feldman said in a press release. “Nationally there are more arrests for marijuana possession each year than for all violent crimes combined. The MPP has been at the forefront of changing marijuana laws for the better, in Illinois and nationwide.”

In addition to the Weed Pack's proceeds, the Cards Against Humanity team donated $70,000 to the MPP and have been vocal in their support for pot legalization in the Prairie State.

“The team behind Cards Against Humanity is doing a great service helping us fight what really is a crime against humanity: marijuana prohibition,” Chris Lindsey, senior legislative counsel for the MPP said in the press release. “The Weed Pack is a hilarious approach to the topic but doesn't overlook the fundamental injustice in arresting adults for using something that is safer than alcohol.”

Last spring, Illinois lawmakers proposed a bill that would legalize recreational use in the state, and the most recent polling has 66 percent of residents in favor of legalizing the drug and regulating it similarly to alcohol. 

Now if we can just get our hands on one of those brilliantly designed, bright green packs.

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