[dropcap class=”kp-dropcap”]O[/dropcap]n March 8, Rep. Earl Blumenauer tweeted photos of actor Chris Evans and himself having a discussion about cannabis reform. The unusual alliance sparked up conversations online as people guess what the actor is up to next.
Enjoyed speaking with Captain America, @ChrisEvans, about marijuana reform, voting rights, and bipartisanship in times of division in the nation’s capital.
I can do this all day! pic.twitter.com/eNy03QUvSB
— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) March 8, 2019
Marijuana Moment reports that according a spokesperson for Rep. Blumenauer, the meeting was “part of a project Chris is working on with several members of Congress. Earl spoke about issues that he cares about, and marijuana reform was one of them.”
In recent days, Evans met with several other members of Congress, but his project remains mostly a mystery, although he may be launching some sort of political media project. Evans intends on keeping the details of the project under wraps for the time being. Sadly, the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame may be the last time Evans will play Captain America, but he may be defending freedom in real life soon. Evans is also the nephew of former Rep. Mike Capuano.
Rep. Blumenauer’s involvement with cannabis reform is unparalleled in the political world. Earlier this year, Blumenauer filed H.R. 420, providing a pathway to federal cannabis decriminalization. The “War on Drugs” has been “a tremendously upsetting process,” Blumenauer told CULTURE last May. “First of all, we’ve wasted a trillion dollars that we could have spent on other things. It has fallen disproportionately on young people, especially young men of color, African-Americans, particularly. It’s contributed to disrupting a million lives. We’ve needlessly incarcerated nonviolent drug offenders for long periods of time, in some cases for things that most Americans think should no longer be illegal.”
Fans of the Captain America franchise will have to stay tuned in order to see what Evans’ next project is, and his schedule may be freed up now that he is expected to take a break from Marvel films.