Legendary rapper Redman is most known for being an amazing artist and an amazing actor. As one-half of the duo Method Man and Redman, Redman has had his fair share of success, appearing in the legendary stoner-comedy film How High as well as others.
However, in 2021, Redman, in partnership with his sister Sephida Artis-Mills, decided to launch a political party named the National Cannabis Party. Its manifesto stated that its goal was to address legal regulations of cannabis and educate the masses.
The party is still searching for leaders and ambassadors to represent their beliefs, and the ‘How High’ lyricist stressed that the NCP is a people-first party. Furthermore, he highlighted that it celebrates education and innovation concerning cannabis.
The party has previously had meetings with low-level politicians to discuss Cannabis policy and drafted a bill to push for the laws surrounding cannabis to be changed in the state of New York.
In an interview with HipHopDX, the artist (real name Reginald Noble) delved into his aspirations for the party, stating, “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 continued, “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.”
Noble even went as far to say that one day, he has hopes he can get an NCP member into the White House, declaring, “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. We need a president that has smoked. We need a president that has indulged before.” You can watch the NCP’s promotional video below.