How did this song come about?

I wrote "Marijuana Laws" because I think it's just dumb that people can get in trouble for smoking or possessing weed. The other guys in my band are the big enthusiasts, I smoke on occasion, but over the last few years I've had friends get busted for it and I can't help but be disgusted. So much time, energy and money is wasted. I felt like writing about it and it ended up being pretty catchy and fun.

Some states are already making things happen as far as reform and I hope it just snowballs from here. We live in a new world with science and conciousness and there's just no reason to enforce the propaganda that started 100 years ago. I believe that marijuana is a resource that does great things for sick people, physically and mentally, and if someone wants to use it for recreation, I'll take that over pharmaceuticals any day.

-Howi

Lyrics for "Marijuana Laws" by Ballyhoo!

What are we gonna do about these marijuana laws?
They're coming after you
Throw your hands against the wall

He don't wanna hurt nobody
He just wants to smoke some weed
She just wanna get her mind right
Everyday of the week
But there's an issue with this lifestyle
Some people wanna see them sweating in a cell
Punished for reefer madness, the cure for sadness
And we just wanna treat our mental health

I saw the flashing and I knew it was over
The red and blue in my rearview
My eyes are red, I wanna talk to my lawyer
Look what my world has come to

What are we gonna do about these marijuana laws?
They're coming after you
Throw your hands against the wall

The DEA is knocking down the doors
Throwing hard working honest men and women to the floors
They're scaring all their kids while they're sleeping in their beds
These people wanna live, they wanna take it to the head
One hundred million people say it ain't that bad
And they'll continue smoking just to make you mad
Slowly making progress across the nation
But they're still making arrests, so much work to be done