Dave Chappelle has given his first ever political endorsement to Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous.
Chappelle joined Jealous in an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber this week to explain why he believes Jealous is the right candidate to legalize cannabis in D.C.
“I look at the legalization of marijuana as an inevitability nationally, not just in the state of Maryland,” Chappelle told Melber, which can be viewed in the video below. “If you look at Ben’s resume, his entire professional resume has been focused on equity. He’s trying to right the playing field and I’ve watched him work tirelessly to that end. There’s nothing in this for me, I just think this guy can make a difference for Maryland.”
The famous comedian has joined Jealous in his campaign trail leading to the upcoming Democratic primary for governor on June 26. Jealous told voters at a campaign stop in Largo, MD last week that Chappelle convinced him to eventually change his mind on reforming cannabis laws.
“I’m standing here with the first person who made the argument to me that cannabis should be legal for adult use,” said…