Badass of the day: Marijuana activist lights a joint on live television

"I think that's all I've got to say"

Published May 13, 2015 5:00PM (EDT)


On Monday, Cannabis Working Group activist Andre du Plessis appeared on South African television station SABC to engage in a debate about marijuana legalization with Deputy Chairperson of the Central Drug Authority David Bayever.

Bayever gave a rambling statement about why it has taken the agency so long to formally address the topic, which du Plessis interrupted:

"David, the Central Drug Authority's 11 years late in presenting its position paper. Please don't bring xenophobia into this as a form of excuse for being late in doing your job."

Then, du Plessis, deciding he had enough, lit a joint of what South Africans call "dagga" on the air, and proceeded to smoke it like the coolest dude of all time.

"I think that's all I've got to say."

Watch the clip below:

By Joanna Rothkopf

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