This clip of former police officers smoking marijuana comes from the folks at Cut Video, who a few months ago gave us the viral video of grandmothers trying marijuana for the first time. For this 4/20 clip, producers found three ex-cops with varying degrees of experience.
David worked as a reserve officer for seven years, while Rene was on the force or 27 years. There was also Robert, who joined the police academy in 1970 and stayed on the job until 1986. All three admitted smoking pot in the past, though it’s been several decades since any of them picked up a joint.
But the three ex-cops gathered in Washington, where marijuana is legal, to smoke weed on video. In between puffs, they talked about their views on pot legalization.
“I think it should be legal, I think it should be more widely available for medical reasons,” Robert said in this video of ex-cops smoking weed. “It’s like the last piece of prohibition.”
When Rene countered that pot could be a gateway to other drugs, Robert fired back, “If you look at it, everyone who is a heroin addict started off drinking milk. I mean that’s the argument about marijuana and I’m not sure that’s true.”
But even Rene understood the benefits of legalizing weed. “The real good reason for legalizing marijuana, is some of that stuff you can buy on the street now you never know what it’s cut with, so you really don’t know what’s going to happen to you,” the ex-cop said while smoking marijuana. [With pot,] you got a quality product. You know what it is, where it came from and what it’s going to do to you.”
Robert added: “And it also costs more to put somebody in prison [for drugs] — not jail, but prison — than it costs to send them to Harvard.”
When not discussing pot legalization, the three ex-cops spent the rest of this 4/20 video munching on chips, playing games and conducting a field sobriety test. (Unsurprisingly, they all failed hilariously.) And they had so much fun that they all agreed they would smoke marijuana again if given the chance.