Redman Created a Cannabis-Centered Political Party to Challenge Democrats and Republicans
Def Squad rapper Redman has been a popular figure in music for three decades. Now, the “Let’s Get Dirty” emcee is turning attention away from music and toward the world of politics with a new political party.
Redman created the National Cannabis Party
In 2021, Redman launched the National Cannabis Party in partnership with his sister, Sephida Artis-Mills. The goal of the party is simple: to address legal regulations of cannabis and educate the masses. Artis-Mills serves as the president of the organization.
With the 2022 midterm elections and 2024 presidential election approaching, many are looking for leaders who represent their beliefs. According to Redman, the National Cannabis Party is a people-first party that celebrates education and innovation.
The NCP has already started meeting with politicians regarding cannabis policy. They even drafted a bill regarding the rules and regulations of cannabis in New York, and the state accepted it.
Redman wants the National Cannabis Party to compete with Democrats and Republicans
Redman spoke about the party’s aspirations in a 2022 interview with HipHopDX.
“The reason why you never seen a Redman product, a Redman vape pen, a Redman strain, anything, because I’ve been holding my brand for the bigger purpose, which is NCP, the National Cannabis Party,” he said honestly. “And what we are doing is, we are about giving the plant back to the people. We are about the structure of this cannabis industry. We are about education for our people. Don’t matter who it is, black, white, or green. If you an alien and you need education, we are about having the right platform to deliver that to you.”
“So, we’re very clear here, there’s the Republican Party, there’s the Democratic Party, and there’s the first of its kind ever in history, the National Cannabis Party, meaning I could put someone in the president’s chair,” he continued.
Redman joked about running for office
Redman went on to joke about his own political aspirations, laughing as he said he was running for president in four years. “But honestly, no, I wouldn’t want to take that job and be in office,” he admitted. “Like I said, I’m in the business of helping people. I love to help people and I want to be behind the gun. We want to be the ones quietly pushing the buttons and put someone in the seat that deserves it. We want to put a president in the seat that has smoked cannabis.”
“We need a president that has smoked. We need a president that has indulged before,” he went on, saying that honesty is a value that Americans value. “We need a president that’s transparent about themself. We need to put them in the seat, so they can understand what’s really needed with this cannabis industry.”