Andy Caffrey, a candidate for Congress in California, has made a rather unusual campaign promise: If he wins, he’ll smoke a joint — right on the steps of Capitol Hill.
“I’m willing to get arrested to fight for our rights, to defend our rights as Californians to consume medicine,” Caffrey, a registered Democrat, said in an interview. “If I have to do it, I’ll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps and get arrested to draw national attention to what’s going on.”
Caffrey of Garberville, William Courtney of Caspar and John Lewallen of Philo–all running for the 2nd District seat being vacated by Lynn Woolsey–appeared the other day at a former medical marijuana dispensary in Fairfax. Caffery sparked up a joint.
“I became the first Congressional candidate to smoke a joint during his own campaign speech, to protest President Obama’s War on Medicine,” says Caffrey. “This is a fundamental right that all three of us–John Lewallen, Doctor Courtney and I–will never compromise on and never stop fighting for. We are the Emerald Triangle.”