Ted Cruz's Democratic Opponent Sings Pro-Marijuana Song at Campaign Event

Beto O'Rourke is a Democrat aiming to beat Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz this November, and it appears O'Rourke is fully onboard using marijuana legalization to accomplish his goal.

Last week O'Rourke appeared at Willie's picnic, an annual event hosted by music and marijuana legend Willie Nelson. At the event, O'Rourke even sang one of Nelson's songs called "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," which is obviously about marijuana. Nelson and O'Rourke also performed "It's All Going to Pot" as well.

O'Rourke previously played in punk rock band and is a known fan of Willie Nelson. The Democrat has also endorsed legalizing marijuana as part of his campaign platform to defeat Ted Cruz. 

Cruz responded by posting a video on Twitter of country musician Toby Keith singing a song about not smoking marijuana with Willie Nelson:

Cruz is one of the most conservative members of the Senate, but isn't the most anti-cannabis senator around. He's said in the past he supports states making their own policies on marijuana, but he's also not endorsed or supported any bills to help them accomplish that.

So while Cruz may not be the biggest anti-marijuana politician in Congress, there's still about 8,483 other reasons why people should want to vote him out.

(h/t Dallas News)

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President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis. Although DC voters passed a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis back in 2014, Congress has used its power over the nation's capital to prevent it from selling cannabis for recreational use. Right now, local dispensaries can only sell medical marijuana to registered patients thanks to Congress, which controls spending in the District of Columbia.

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