Marijuana video features Barack Obama pot lecture, arrests of Harold and Kumar

On Tuesday in this space, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition's Tom Angell accused the Obama campaign of using stoner stereotypes in a video featuring Harold and Kumar actors Kal Penn and John Cho despite the president's broken promises on pot policy. Now, Angell is sharing a clip in which Obama footage is intercut with comments from a marijuana user who reveals that Harold and Kumar have been arrested. See it below.

Angell calls the revision a parody, yet the video (made by "some reformers," he says) doesn't contain a lot of laughs. Obama's dialogue from the original is intercut with lengthy, highly politicized responses about federal action against medical marijuana dispensaries and the arrests of 850,000 people per year on weed charges -- all of them real people, unlike Harold and Kumar.

See the new version below, followed by the original.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana activist says Obama campaign using 'Harold and Kumar' clip to hide bad policies."

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