Elon Musk Tweets A Simple Yet Powerful Pro-Marijuana Message, Reaches Millions Around The World

One of the most influential CEOs in the world whose statements alone managed to move the needle and create a change has once again expressed his unambiguous support for cannabis.

This time, with just three numbers Elon Musk promoted marijuana for free, reported TheStreet.

His "420" tweet on Saturday resonated with Twitter users worldwide, as over 65 million users have already viewed it. April 20, known as "420," is the unofficial holiday celebrated by marijuana users.

Musk's Outspoken Support For Cannabis

Even though he is not a regular consumer and has said it is not good for productivity, at least not for him, Musk has been asking the right questions to address the need for cannabis policy change. And, as the second-wealthiest person in the world, his words resonate.

Nearly three years ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, he tweeted the following "Selling weed literally went from major felony to essential business (open during a pandemic) in much of America & yet many are still in prison. Doesn't make sense, isn't right."

Also, during Brittney Griner's 10-month ordeal, Musk took a bold stance last July when he shared a meme of a guy with his hands on his hips saying "people in the US in jail for weed while the government trades a Russian war criminal to free a woman's basketball player in jail for weed."

Interestingly, after purchasing Twitter Inc TWTR in October, where he currently serves as CEO, along with being the CEO of Tesla Inc TSLA and SpaceX, the social platform stopped suggesting to users who searched for specific drug-related words, such as "cannabis," that they might consider getting help for substance use. The feature, which was created in agreement with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was suspended in December.

Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Is Back!

To begin celebrating the 420 holiday, the most successful cannabis business event in the world, the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference returns to Miami for its 16th edition.
This is the place where DEALS GET DONE, where money is raised, M&A starts, and companies meet investors and key partners. Join us at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel in Florida on April 11-12. Don’t miss out.
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Photo: Benzinga Edit of images by 2H Media on Unsplash and Duncan.Hull  on Wikimedia Commons

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The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is coming to Florida

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Florida, in a new venue in Hollywood, on April 16 and 17, 2024. The two-day event at The Diplomat Beach Resort will be a chance for entrepreneurs, both large and small, to network, learn and grow. Renowned for its trendsetting abilities and influence on the future of cannabis, mark your calendars – this conference is the go-to event of the year for the cannabis world.

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