The “Cannabus” has once again stopped in downtown Effingham with its owner James Stevens, who calls himself 420Jim. It’s all part of his ongoing mission to raise awareness and push for the legalization of cannabis, along with having all criminal records associated with the drug expunged.
420Jim, who is originally from New Mexico, started his pro-pot crusade in 2014 after he was arrested on cannabis related charges. Since then, he has traveled around the nation trying to drum up support for his online petition requesting that Congress make cannabis legal and expunge all pot-related crimes. He’s been to 29 states and has been on the road for two and half years.
However even with recent pot victories in states like Colorado, Jim is skeptical on the future of cannabis. Especially with next week’s general election looming.
But he’s not giving up anytime soon. In fact recently, Jim was invited to attend 34th Annual Vietnam Veteran’s Reunion to advocate for legal pot there. Jim said that it was a memorable experience for him.
Jim has recently started up a new online petition and plans to continue to travel and advocate for legal cannabis.