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Los Angeles, CA- (October 16, 2014)- Grammy Nominated Artist, Afroman is remaking his hit single, “Because I Got High.” The new song will feature a video that will highlight the positive side of marijuana; taking the song from cool party anthem to real-time legalization anthem!!
The focus of the new version is a result of the pairing of Afroman with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Weedmaps. The updated song will promote the medical and economical benefits of marijuana in order to make educate the public and push for legalization.
Afroman says, "The remake of "Because I Got High" is a collaboration that evolved from passion on all sides. I’m still living in prohibition while my fellow comrades across state lines are living legalized. I had to take a stand."
The successful app, Weedmaps.com also joins as co-sponsor and hopes that the song will help engage and enlighten people about the goals in order to strive for more lenient policies in regard to marijuana in America.
Weedmaps is the most heavily trafficked dispensary locator and digital marijuana resource in the world – essentially, Yelp! for pot. It was founded in 2008, and has become the go-to destination for medical marijuana patients and recreational cannabis smokers to find dispensaries or recreational centers in their area. Weedmaps also offers members the ability to view menus, view weed photography, watch dispensary tours, and interact socially with one another.
Sabrina Fendrick, NORML's Director of Strategic Partnerships says, "NORML is thrilled to be part of this unique cultural collaboration merging art, entertainment, and activism into a single campaign to highlight some of the positive benefits of cannabis, and raise awareness for marijuana law reform."
Justin Hartfield, CEO of Weedmaps says, "Afroman's cult classic "Because I Got High" was nominated for a Grammy and crossed over to have mass appeal and viral spread. Working with NORML and Afroman to update the song, this time showing the positive effects of marijuana, is a great example of how far we've come in the last 10 years to educate and improve things."
The new version of "Because I Got High" is set for release in mid-October on WeedmapsTV. Please check www.ogafroman.com and WeedmapsTV for more information on the exclusive video.