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Afroman: 'After Marijuana Is Legalized, I'm Not A Criminal'

Thirteen years after his anthem "Because I Got High" hit the airwaves and highlighted the carefree attitudes of stoners everywhere, Afroman is back with a remix of the hit. Only this time, he "ironically" cares about everything and is using the song as momentum for the legalization of weed.

Afroman stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to take part in a panel on the future of marijuana in the U.S., saying that after the plant is legalized, he'll be a law-abiding citizen.

"I don't break the law. I put on my seatbelt. I got car insurance," he told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani with a laugh. "After marijuana is legalized, I'm not a criminal."

In the new version of the song, he sings about marijuana's positive effects on glaucoma, among other things. In the interview and the song, he also highlighted how legalizing the drug will tone down racial profiling by police.

"That's the one thing I can get in trouble for, and it's really highly likely a police officer will harass me. ... He might harass me just for being black, and if he sees I have some marijuana, he wants me to get the maximum punishment for that, whatever it is. Or he may be nice and not do much, but it's a problem.

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