Dreams can come true, and it did for this marijuana smoker and advocate. Antonio Laird, a Jamaican-born panhandler now living in New York, affirms that ever since he had been highlighted in a current New York Post report on the city’s most innovative beggars, his life has taken a 420-degree flip. “So many individuals approach me for my personal autograph – and I’m not even Tommy Chong or James Franco!” said the smoker that enjoys indica marijuana strains.
Laird says he received a proposal for a reality-TV show centered on his high life, had a conversation published on YouTube and is planning to start selling $20 “Weed Head” T-shirts via his personal Web page – slowly cultivating a fan base. His pipe dream has turned into a reality. “People come right up to me on a regular basis and call me a super star,” said the stoner, who transforms himself directly into Weed Head by donning a card board box garnished with photos of pot leafs atop his head.
“Of everyone I’ve seen in The big apple, you’re the very best,” writes one companion. The out of work Manhattan chef explained he can make around $200 each day taking pictures with his fans. “Some individuals even put pot in my hand – but I’d rather it be cold hard cash.” A majority of individuals from New York agree that cannabis should be decriminalized and marijuana laws should change — New York having states laws viewing marijuana is illegal.
Laird stated his short-term objective would be to spark awareness in the Weed Head label. “My mantra is: ‘Smoking weed everyday makes the earth a better place to be.’ ”