Ben and Jerry’s Advocates Changes in Marijuana Laws, Emphasizing People of Color
While many used Saturday to prepare for Easter Sunday, others (and probably some of the aforementioned) had another day of observance: 4/20.
The origins of 4/20 aren't clear. But what IS clear is that marijuana smokers across the country may not keep up with any other date, but they know 4/20.
It's not surprising for any company specializing in comfort food to find a way to capitalize on the celebration of the day. However, what IS surprising is this statement made by Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream:
Way to stand up for injustice!!!
Did that make you consider purchasing a pint of ice cream?
Right! But wait, there's more!
Following that tweet was this one:
So, Caliva is working to have the records of non-violent offenders expunged... And Ben and Jerry's is in full support!
It would seem that non-smokers would have no interest in such topics. However, when families are broken, communities suffer, and toxic cycles form. So, a person with seemingly "no dog in the fight" has a dog in the fight; and everyone knows that dogs fight until a true winner emerges.
*Heading to buy a pint of Ben and Jerry's*