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Hip-hop artist turned cannabis entrepreneur Jay-Z has launched a national awareness campaign to highlight the political hypocrisy surrounding marijuana laws.

Having launched a cannabis brand called Monogram last year, the artist is now spreading his message with posters in Miami and across the U. S. The signs point out that prohibitionist cannabis laws are more widespread and harsh in some states than laws on bestiality and first-cousin marriage.

One sign contains the phrase, “Weed is a federal crime, even in states where sex with farm animals isn’t.” Another says: “You can marry your first cousin in more states than you can buy recreational weed.”

The posters are plastered across Miami, including locations around the downtown Government Center, the Design District, and Liberty City.