“We are activists, pranksters, and entrepreneurs at heart, and we’ve all seen loved ones cope with the insanity of outdated policies,” a #JeffSesh spokesman told MERRY JANE. “Satire is a force for social change and one of the highest uses of the First Amendment. “
Once the idea was set, and after some successful product testing with friends and family, the team hand-folded 200 packs of papers and decided it was time to let the internet in on the joke. The crew set up social media pages and a website, offering General Jeff’s rollies for $5 a pack, with 10% of the profits donated to a legalization organization at the end of each month. It’s no surprise the papers were a hit as other jokesters have had equal success taking shots at the prohibition-friendly Trump administration.
“We chose to start with Drug Policy Alliance for the month of March because DPA takes a broad aim at the War on Drugs and the outdated mentality of its remaining officers, like our Attorney General,” the #JeffSesh representative told MERRY JANE, noting that the group has not informed the DPA of their project or impending donation. “
As for any legal threats about defamation of character from the nation’s top cop, the #JeffSesh spokesperson we talked to said that they haven’t heard a peep, and don’t expect to any time soon.
“We believe freedom of expression is protected under the First Amendment and think the Attorney General would be the first person to agree with that. “