Cards Against Humanity, the maker of the "party game for horrible people," is donating money to the Marijuana Policy Project to help the nonprofit's efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana in Illinois, the card-game company announced.
Cards Against Humanity donated $70,000 to the Washington. D.C. nonprofit, which lobbies for marijuana reform, last week, the company said.
The Chicago-based company raised the money from sales of its "Weed Pack," a special edition of cannabis-themed cards. The proceeds of the Weed Pack, which sells for $5, will be donated to the organization until Illinois legalizes adult-use marijuana in the state, the company said. In March, two bills were introduced in Illinois to regulate and tax the sale of cannabis for people age 21 and older.
Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin said the company views the U.S.'s federal marijuana policy as a failure.
"For us, this is a common-sense issue of racial justice, health justice and criminal justice. State and national politics are incredibly screwed up right now, but it gives us hope to think that we can make progress on these kind of common-sense issues that everyone supports," said Temkin.
A recent poll found that 66 percent of Illinois voters support regulating marijuana for recreational use for adults, similar to alcohol regulation.
Marijuana legalization is not Cards Against Humanity's only political focus. In March, Temkin invited people to pay $5 to have him send a potato to Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin to pressure him to hold a town hall to listen to his constituents' complaints. That same month, Temkin said he would buy and publish the Internet browsing histories belonging to members of Congress who voted to allow Internet providers to sell customer data to advertisers. (Temkin didn't do it, but he said Cards Against Humanity would donate $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.) In the past two years, Cards Against Humanity donated about $4 million to different charities, and more than $1 million to internet privacy foundations.