Afroman's Back With A New Version Of 'Because I Got High' In Support Of Legalizing Marijuana

Man, Afroman's looking old, but of course none of us are getting any younger. Except Pharrell. Anyway, I digress. But the reason I say it is because, after 13 long and painful years, Afroman is back. Back with the same stoner anthem "Because I Got High"—and that's not because his memory is so shot that he can't remember releasing it the first time.

It's to show support for marijuana legalization and made in collaboration with Weedmaps and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

The new version of the track is called "Because I Got High (Positive Remix)" and details the pros of legalising mary-jane. Like the medical benefits, for instance: "I had problems with glaucoma / But then I got high / Smelled the cannabis aroma / And I got high / Glaucoma getting better and I know why."

He also extols the benefits of blazing up over drinking alcohol (no hangover), all the while sitting on a moving couch going down a road while smoking a joint. And it really makes you nostalgic for days gone by, so let me go dig out my old Cypress Hill cassette tapes, my "I like the Pope the Pope Smokes Dope" tee and let's do this.

Listen to the original track below, in case you forgot what it sounded like. Even though it sounds the same as the new one. But the lyrics are different. Whatever, I'm off to get high.

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