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Cards Against Humanity blazed up with new project

August 3rd, 2017

Cards Against Humanity is a party game first, but it’s also a voice in social commentary. It’s latest game is proof. The Chicago-based company has teamed up with and Marijuana Policy Project to support decriminalization of pot in Illinois.

The maker of irreverent board games has donated $70,000 to the MPP and Cards Against Humanity says it’s going to keep raising funds until legislation is passed to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana.

The company has released the Weed Pack, which features 30 new cards and is for sale at for $5. Sales proceeds go to the MPP, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that works to change pot laws around the country.

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Some Illinois lawmakers recently introduced bills that would make it legal to possess, grow or buy limited amounts of marijuana if you’re 21 or older.

The legislation isn’t likely to come up for a vote until next year.

Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin calls decriminalization “a common sense issue of racial justice, health justice and criminal justice.”

And the company’s head writer says the project is necessary given the state’s “failing” effort to combat crime.

“There are more arrests for marijuana possession each year than for all violent crimes combined,” Joe Feldman said in a release.

Founded in 1995, Cards Against Humanity became popular with millennials for poking fun at pop culture. It’s since added card games with a political bent.

Earlier this summer it released  “Cards Against Humanity For Her.” It’s the company’s original party game sold in a pink box. It costs $5 more than the original and proceeds from it benefit  Emily’s list, which helps elect pro-choice Democratic women. Last year, it focused it created cards that had fun with the presidential election. You can read about that in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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