Afroman extols the virtues of legalizing marijuana in a positive remix for his classic weed anthem, “Because I Got High.”
In collaboration with medical marijuana dispensary locator Weedmaps and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Afroman rerecorded “Because I Got High” in time for the Smoke the Vote campaign. The campaign seeks to legalize marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. and legalize medical marijuana in Florida in the upcoming elections.
According to the remix, Afroman’s predilection for marijuana has matured in the 13 years since he released the original song. In contrast to the messy life decisions he listed in the original song in 2001 because of “getting high,” Afroman attributes a plethora of benefits to his life because of marijuana, and sings “Glaucoma’s getting better, and I know why/Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high.”
Not only does Afroman talk about weed aiding his glaucoma, he also claims it helped his cigarette habit, “beer and wine” drinking, hangovers, anxiety attacks, Xanax use, and prescription pill use overall. Afroman also lists the benefits of legalizing weed, which include increased state funding for schools and drug treatment and the ability to buy weed from legal sources without criminal prosecution. As the man says, “They built a school or two, because I got high.”
Take a look at the video, which might bring on a wave of early 2000’s nostalgia.