Cannabis Rights Activist Ben Masel Smoking a Joint While Voting in the 1976 Presidential Election

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Cannabis and political rights activist Ben Masel smoking a joint while casting a ballot in the 1976 President election.

A federal law that prohibits arrest while in a voting booth allowed Masel to enter, light up, smoke a joint, eat the evidence, vote for president and leave unmolested while polling officials looked on helplessly. Masel held the world’s record for political arrests: 46.

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