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The time has officially arrived where politicians are lighting up in their campaign ads.

Benjamin Thomas Wolf — who is running to represent the 5th Congressional District of Illinois — had no qualms about rolling up for a photo shoot. “As a cannabis user, I think it’s important we get out front and talk about it,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We realize that cannabis can bring billions of dollars to the state, it’s medicine for millions of people around the country, it changes criminal justice reform and personally I think it’s a wonderful recreational substance as well.”

Wolf, who moved to Chicago five years ago, hopes to legalize recreational marijuana using a progressive platform aimed at 33-year-olds. This is the average age that makes up the 5th district which includes Chicago’s North and Northwest sides.

The photograph of Wolf in front of an American Flag with a joint in his hand has already gained social media attention. Some folks were here for the lit imagery.

While others were not.

https://twitter.com/krisvire/status/968523647299346432

Certain people couldn’t ignore a race factor, considering Black people usually don’t get as much love for marijuana possession.

https://twitter.com/BB12064/status/968576825067757569

However, when pushed on his beliefs, Wolf seemed to be open minded.

https://twitter.com/imrichardthomas/status/968508271748354053

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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wolf hopes to spend all the state revenue from marijuana on public education and drug rehabilitation centers, along with pardoning those who are locked up for marijuana-related offenses.

What do you think? Does Wolf have your vote, or would you hold off on passing the joint to him? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!