Barack Obama has roughly six months left in office. Will he end the country's war on marijuana before the clock runs out?
But rapper Prince Ea isn't ready to stop trying. In his latest video, he's created a 10-minute magnum opus on why America's war on this Schedule I drug is not only crazy, but also racist and hypocritical.
Just four years ago, the rapper was anti-weed. He says, at the end of the video, that a little honest research changed his mind.
That's what makes Prince Ea's account so great -- it's incredibly thorough. The video argues that the drug is not addictive and goes deep into the drug's health benefits.
He goes back to the era of the Constitution, noting that the document itself was made of hemp. He discusses Harry J. Anslinger, the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and how he helped make the word marijuana propaganda.
Prince Ea makes sure to include the political counterarguments to legalizing with an Obama impersonator, played by Reggie Brown, and skewers the president's hypocritical stance, asking him:
"Is it really public health or is it special interest?"
With his quirky illustrations, he notes corporate greed as another basis for how we've gotten to this point with weed.
Even if Obama doesn't end the federal government's war on marijuana before his term ends, recreational weed is now legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona has the issues on the ballot this November.
It appears we're already moving in the direction, whether the White House wants to acknowledge it or not.
Watch all of Prince Ea's video and see where you stand on cannabis. Weed wager your views may change.