In a public place with a picture of a smiling person with a cannabis leaf logo on the two balloons and the words “Cannabis Healing” on the picture.
A dressed Congressman comes in.
Congressman: See this weed ad? Is cannabis really ok? Ekk.
Text appears, “Does cannabis deserve to be banned?”
In front of the capital building:
Congressman: (applauses) As your congress representative, let’s make the American dream come true! (applauses) (Gets distracted by someone off the screen)
Responder: Hey! Research has proven that cannabis can heal like medicine does. And some states actually ban them. What’s up with this? Why?
Congressman: Hold on, it’s time to go. (Leaves with a smile)
In the congress assembly:
Congressman: Let’s open the floor before voting to decide whether cannabis should be legal. As a congressman, I find this to be … eh… (Gets distracted to someone off the screen)
Responder: Hey! Did you know that annually deaths from alcohol and cigarettes are way higher compared to cannabis? Cannabis deaths are exceptionally low! Why are marijuana users still getting punished?
Congressman: (reacts) Security! Get ‘em!
Security follows the order and walks towards the responder.
Congressman: (back to the audience) The concern is that marijuana has the reputation of leading people to hard drug addiction. (Gets distracted to the responder again)
Security still walking towards the responder.
Responder: Many of those who got arrested for weed have career, educational, and housing opportunity barriers and they’re struggling. Why doesn’t cannabis have legal regulation like wine does? Come on.
Security pauses puzzlingly and turns to the congressman.
Congressman: (gets frustrated) Security! Hurry up! Get ‘em!
Security follows the order and turns back to the responder.
Congressman: (turns back to the audience with a relieved smile) Regarding our federal budget, one of them is to invest heavily in policing marijuana and spending on food for marijuana prisoners. (Gets distracted to the responder again)
Security approaches towards the responder.
Responder: (walks backward) Look at how other states that decriminalized cannabis are doing fine. It’s amazing that their cannabis sale taxes feed into state funding. Why not do the same with all the states? Let’s do this!
Security: (pauses and turns to the congressman) What do you think?
Congressman: Security, wait a minute! Excuse me. I just need to take a moment to breathe and exhale. (Exhales)
Text appears, “After some months, the bill was signed by Congress to legalize cannabis nation wide.” Fireworks appear in the background. Then, the text appears, “Tax revenue rises. Crime decreases. Medical cannabis booms.”
With the background of skyscrapers:
Congressman: Wow! All of that security headache is gone and could have been avoided. But now, I’m finally relaxed! Ah!