The music group writes a song meant to campaign for marijuana reform
Maroon 5’s most recent song and music video touches many current political and social issues. The video of the song “Nobody’s Love” was inspired by the current world events that have had a huge impact in the world like the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests; however, the music video clip mainly focuses on the decriminalization of cannabis nationwide. In the music video, Adam Levine sits alone in a backyard with a glass of red wine and a marijuana grinder on the table beside him.
The video aims to advocate for the social justice issues that are worsened by the current war on drugs. In the video, Levine is also spotted packing and rolling a cannabis cigarette while enjoying a moody Los Angeles night. His looks in the video somehow resemble those of a villain as he shows a full-on quarantine beard and a shaved head. “Hit me like a drug and I can’t stop it / Fit me like a glove and I can’t knock I,” he sings. Then, he moves to the chorus after lighting up his marijuana cigarette and blowing smoke to the screen, singing, “If my love ain’t your love / It’s never gonna be nobody’s love.”
At the end of the video, an advocacy message by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is displayed on the screen. “It’s time to end the War on Marijuana,” the statement reads. “The aggressive enforcement of marijuana possession laws needlessly ensnares hundreds of thousands of people into the criminal justice system and wastes billions of taxpayers’ dollars. What’s more, it is carried out with staggering racial bias. Despite being a priority for police departments, the War on Marijuana has failed to reduce marijuana use and availability and diverted resources that could be better invested in our communities.”