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Weed Quotes by Politicians

“If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

“The greatest service that can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“If we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education.” ~Thomas Jefferson

‎”Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“Federal and state laws [should] be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.” ~Richard M. Nixon

“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.” ~Jimmy Carter

“Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” ~Judge Francis Young

“Estimates suggest that from 20 to 50 million Americans routinely, albeit illegally, smoke marijuana without the benefit of direct medical supervision. Yet, despite this long history of use and the extraordinarily high numbers of social smokers, there are simply no credible reports to suggest that consuming marijuana has caused a single death. By contrast, aspirin, a commonly used, over-the-counter medicine, causes hundreds of deaths each year.” ~Judge Francis Young

“In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.” ~Judge Francis Young

“That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” ~George Washington

“What was done with the seed saved from the India Hemp last summer? It ought, all of it, to have been sewn again; that not only a stock of seed sufficient for my own purposes might have been raised, but to have disseminated the seed to others; as it is more valuable than the common Hemp.” ~George Washington

“I am very glad to hear that the Gardener has saved so much of the St. foin seed, and that of the India Hemp. Make the most you can of both, by sowing them again in drills. . . Let the ground be well prepared, and the Seed (St. loin) be sown in April. The Hemp may be sown any where.” ~George Washington

“I think that most small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in some places, and should be. We really need a re-examination of our entire policy on imprisonment…Our imprisonment policies are counterproductive.” ~Bill Clinton

“When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it, and I didn’t inhale, and I never tried again.” ~Bill Clinton

“The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.” ~Barack Obama

“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” ~Barack Obama

“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.” ~John Adams

“By any of the major criteria of harm – mortality, morbidity, toxicity, addictiveness and relationship with crime – cannabis is less harmful than any of the other major illicit drugs, or than alcohol or tobacco.” ~British Police Foundation

“I smoked pot in college and in the Army…”  ~Al Gore

“When even one American who has done nothing wrong is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril.”  ~Harry S. Truman

“Our youth can not understand why society chooses to criminalize a behavior with so little visible ill effect or adverse social impact… These young people have jumped the fence and found no cliff. And the disrespect for the possession laws fosters a disrespect for laws and the system in general… On top of this is the distinct impression among the youth that some police may use the marihuana laws to arrest people they don’t like for other reasons, whether it be their politics, their hair style or their ethnic background.” ~Richard M. Nixon

“Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana… We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.” ~Dan Quayle

 “We did not view marijuana as a significant health problem–as it was not….Nobody dies from marijuana. marijuana smoking, in fact, if one wants to be honest, is a source of pleasure and amusement to countless millions of people in America, and it continues to be that way.” ~Peter Bourne

“Having reviewed all the material available to us we find ourselves in agreement with the conclusion reached by the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission appointed by the Government of India (1893-94) and the New York Mayor’s Committee (1944 – LaGuardia)that the long-term consumption of cannabis in moderate doses has no harmful effects” “the long-asserted dangers of cannabis are exaggerated and that the related law is socially damaging, if not unworkable.” ~UK Royal Commission, The Wootton Report

“Marijuana is beneficial to many patients” ~Jocelyn Elders

“The major health and psychological effects of chronic cannabis use, especially daily use over many years, remain uncertain” ~Australian Government 1996

“The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking” ~LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944

“Most marijuana users do not go on to use other drugs.” ~U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“THC’s adverse effects on driving performance appear relatively small” ~U.S. Department of Transportation

“Cannabis never killed anybody and it’s use is widespread. You can”t stop it. The law defeats itself because all the efforts to stop drugs coming in only drives up the prices and then gangsters move in to push the drugs. If they legalised there wouldn’t be gangsters and huge profits…The police are gradually decriminalising the possession of cannabis because they realise there’s not much point prosecuting” ~Judge James Pickles

“Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans’ appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our Government was founded” ~Abraham Lincoln

“From the Colombian point of view legalization is the easy solution. I mean, just legalize it and we won’t have any more problems. Probably in five years we wouldn’t even have guerrillas. No problems. We would have a great country with no problems.” ~Jaime Ruiz

“I say legalize drugs because I want to see less drug abuse, not more. And I say legalize drugs because I want to see the criminals put out of business.’~Edward Ellison

“I am here because I am the first judge in this country to say, in 1990, that the war on drugs was racist. It still is and that hasn’t changed” ~Judge Pamela Alexander

“I do not believe that the federal government should treat adults who choose to smoke marijuana as criminals.” ~Rep. Barney Frank

“Pot smokers may be the largest untapped voting bloc in the country. … A hundred million Americans have smoked marijuana. You think they want to be considered criminals?” ~Gary Johnson

“I have a reputation for giving unpopular answers at Democratic debates. I never used marijuana. Sorry!~Joe Lieberman

“If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society that are appropriate for law enforcement to do and not concentrate on such a, relatively speaking, minimal problem that we have in the country.” ~Sarah Palin

“I did everything but drink the bong water when I was young.” ~Rep. Dana Rorabacher

“I don’t know what is marijuana. Perhaps I will try it when it will no longer be criminal. I will have my money for my fine and a joint in the other hand.” ~Jean Chretien

“This is about individuals that are having a difficult time finding solutions to their cancer pains, that are finding other solutions and are going to the black market buying it anyway. We must find these solutions.” ~Senator William Delgado

“I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions, You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.” ~George Bush

“I am fed up with a system which busts the pot smoker and lets the big dope racketeer go free.” ~George McGovern

Weed Quotes by Musicians

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”  ~Bob Marley

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” ~Bob Marley

“The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.”  ~Willie Nelson

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” ~Willie Nelson

“I talked to Snoop Doggy Dog today. well I’m not sure if you could really call it talked because I could hardly understand what he was saying. But i think he was trying to communicate was that he wanted to work with me in some sort of capacity and something involving marijuana.” ~Marilyn Manson

“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey – it’s an assistant – a friend.” ~Louis Armstrong

“If John Lennon is deported, I’m leaving too…with my musicians..and my marijuana.” ~Art Garfunkel

“I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn’t a hint of withdrawal, nothing.” ~Sir Paul McCartney

“I think the ‘Just say no’ mentality is so crazed. I saw a thing in a women’s magazine the other day. ‘He smokes cannabis, what am I to do? He laughs it off when I try to tell him, he says it’s not really harmful…’ Of course you’re half hoping the advice will be, ‘Well, you know it’s not that harmful; if you love him, if you talk to him about it, tell him maybe he should keep it in the garden shed or something,’ you know, a reasonable point of view. But of course it was, ‘No, no, all drugs are bad. Librium’s good, Valium’s good. But cannabis, ooooh!’ I hate that unreasoned attitude.” ~Sir Paul McCartney

“I support decriminalisation. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them into criminals is wrong. It’s when you’re in jail you really become a criminal.” ~Sir Paul McCartney

“I believe, very strongly, that it is the responsible, adult, recreational, no apologies necessary, ‘it just makes my music more fun,’ recreational use of marijuana is a civil liberty.”  ~Rick Steves

“A society has to make a choice: tolerate alternative lifestyles or build more prisons.” ~Rick Steves

“Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.” ~Melissa Etheridge

“I smoked this joint and then it hit me. I thought, what you gotta do is play your own simply blues.” ~Iggy Pop

“The more medicated the more dedicated” ~Snoop Dogg

“You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.” ~Anthony Kiedis

“I never had a problem with drugs, only with cops.” ~Keith Richards

“That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra shit by being dishonest?” ~Rihanna

“I have been addicted to it, and it’s ultimately related to anxiety coping, and it’s a form of self-medication, and I was smoking up to 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco.” ~Lady Gaga

“I am in the sort of suburban housewife category of weed smoking.” ~John Mayer

“Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly, too; those are happy drugs — social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom.”  ~Miley Cyrus

Weed Quotes by Artists

“I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.” ~Andy Warhol

“I think that if the political and social movement groups and organizations that operate in this country today had the same kind of energetic commitment that the medical marijuana people have, many things could change in this country.” ~John Trudell

Weed Quotes by Activists

“The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year ‘fighting’ it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it’s ALL DOCUMENTED.”  ~Alex E. Jones

“When a private enterprise fails, it is closed down; when a government enterprise fails, it is expanded. Isn’t that exactly what’s been happening with drugs?” ~Milton Friedman

“The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous.” ~Jack Herer

“If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.” ~Jack Herer

“Hemp will be the future of all mankind, or there won’t be a future.” ~Jack Herer

“I don’t want to fucking give the United States government one fucking dollar of taxes. I think that they should go to fucking jail for getting you and me and 20 million people getting arrested for pot. It is the safest thing you can do in the universe.” ~Jack Herer

“In any civilized society, it is every citizen’s responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen’s responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with the responsible use of marijuana by adults and it should be of no interest or concern to the government. They have no business knowing whether we smoke or why we smoke.” ~Keith Stroup

“Freedom of consciousness and thought should be a fundamental liberty, yet this is what truly frightens those who favor the drug war. Cannabis is a powerful tool in exploring consciousness and reality, one that is healthy and safe for the vast majority. Those who would punish and imprison us for cannabis have been lied to and misled. Our task is to educate them with truth and love.” ~Paul Stanford

“It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, we are going to legalize marijuana no matter what happens in ten years, because when 60% of the American public wants something, they’re going to get it.”  ~Allen St. Pierre

“I feel like as these glaciers are melting, so is the giant glacier of prohibition. We are going to have a climate change come when it comes to cannabis prohibition as well.” ~Vivian McPeak

“It would be nearly impossible to imagine the Federal War on Marijuana if it weren’t already a nightmarish reality.” ~Russ Belville

“I think hard drugs are disgusting. But I must say, I think marijuana is pretty lightweight.” ~Linda McCartney

Weed Quotes by Prohibitionists

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast” ~Ronald Reagan

“How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured…No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a joyous reveller in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer…” ~Harry J Anslinger

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“Marijuana is taken by musicians. And I’m not speaking about good musicians, but the jazz type.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.” ~Harry J Anslinger

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.” ~Harry J Anslinger

Weed Quotes by Scientists

“It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.” ~Carl Sagan

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”  ~Carl Sagan

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” ~Albert Einstein

“The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. … …moderate use of hemp… appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,… no injurious effects on the mind… [and] no moral injury whatever.” ~1894 Indian Hemp Drugs Commission

“… as a multipurpose plant, ganga is used medicinally, even by non-smokers. ….There were no indications of organic brain damage or chromosome damage among smokers and no significant clinical psychiatric, psychological or medical) differences between smokers and controls.” ~US Jamaican Study 1974

“Simulated driving scores for subjects experiencing a normal social “high” and the same subjects under control conditions are not significantly different. However, there are significantly more errors for alcohol intoxicated than for control subjects” ~Crancer Study

“Compared to alcohol, which makers people take more risks on the road, marijuana made drivers slow down and drive more carefully…. Cannabis is good for driving skills, as people tend to overcompensate for a perceived impairment.” ~Professor Olaf Drummer

“I’m quite impressed by what’s happened to (MS) patients who have used it” ~Dr. James Malone-Lee

“The neonates of heavy- marijuana-using mothers had better scores on autonomic stability, quality of alertness, irritability, and self-regulation and were judged to be more rewarding for caregivers.” ~Melanie C. Dreher, PhD; Kevin Nugent, PhD; and Rebekah Hudgins, MA

“I, as a responsible adult human being, will never concede the power to anyone to regulate my choice of what I put into my body, or where I go with my mind. From the skin inwards is my jurisdiction, is it not? I choose what may or may not cross that border. Here I am the Customs Agent. I am the Coast guard. I am the sole legal and spiritual government of this territory, and only the laws I choose to enact within myself are applicable.” ~Alexander Shulgin, PhD

“As a physician, I recommend nutritious hemp seeds and oil to anyone interested in maintaining a healthy diet. Everyone will benefit when American farmers can grow this amazing crop once again.” ~Andrew Weil, M.D.

Weed Quotes by Athletes

“Smoking’s a way to let you down slowly from a ballgame. It also makes you use less of the resources around. It makes people better in the way they act towards society. Everybody’s nicer. It’s hard to be mean when you’re stoned.”  ~Bill Lee

Weed Quotes by Actors

“We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless.”  ~Russell Brand

“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).”  ~Nick Offerman

“Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the “will of the people” goes out the window.” ~Bill Maher

“New Rule: If an Evangelical tries to use Halloween to pimp Jesus to kids, they get to egg his house. On Halloween, the president of the American Family Association urged his flock to hand out a Christian-based comic book instead of candy. Excuse me, Halloween isn’t a time to push your beliefs. You don’t see me handing out pot to kids…Okay, well not the little kids.”  ~Bill Maher

“There’s been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really don’t know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn’t do anything to me.” ~John Wayne

“I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it”. ~Jennifer Aniston

“Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.”  ~Jay Leno

“I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening – or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . …But never at dusk.” ~Steve Martin

“Legalize it, and I will advertise it.” ~Peter Tosh

“Scientists have invented a new strain of cannabis without the high. They celebrated with non-alcoholic beer and furious dry-humping.”  ~Stephen Colbert

“If someone wants to do drugs … as long as he or she isn’t corrupting minors or driving under the influence or endangering others, shouldn’t a person have that right?” ~Brad Pitt

“Considering the fact that I’ve used it in the past, and know what it is, and seen the results of it, I don’t view marijuana as a dangerous drug.” ~Tim Robbins

“Marijuana you can give up, I’ve given it up for fifteen years now and it never occurs to me to smoke it anymore.“ ~Larry Hagman

“I do smoke, but I don’t go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It’s about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don’t hurt anybody. Seventy-two million people in this country have smoked pot. Eighteen to 20 million in the last year. These people should not be treated as criminals.” ~Woody Harrelson

“Marijuana is not a drug!!! I used to suck dick for coke! You ever suck DICK for marijuana?” ~Bob Saget

“I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.” ~James Franco

“Jesus was a pothead– long hair, beard, sandals, carpenter– do the math it all adds up. Living with twelve guys with no visible means of support.” ~Ralphie May

“I’m not going to deny the fact that I’ve tried pot. I hated it.” ~Lindsay Lohan

“I can’t tell you how much bullshit I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed. People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippy, fucked-up thing to do. And it’s not! I hope they legalize it, and when they do, I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints.” ~Megan Fox

“I was hiding out from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting on the couch, and just turning into a doughnut, and I really got irritated with myself.” ~Brad Pitt

“I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years.” ~Natalie Portman

“We went to high school together; he was a year older than me. I remember him there . . . he was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails in his head, and I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him. I had to have.” ~Cameron Diaz

“The first time I smoked was at home with my mother and stepfather; they were like, ‘If you are going to do this, we’d rather you did this with us.'” ~Matt Damon

“The ultimate 20-year plan is to be living in the Caribbean, writing, living off the land, eating from the ocean and probably smoking herb.” ~Ryan Phillippe

Weed Quotes by Writers / Authors

“Pot is a better drug than alcohol. I’ll prove it to you. You’re at a ball game or a concert, and someone’s really violent and agressive and obnoxious, are they drunk or are they smoking pot?” ~Bill Hicks

“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”  ~Bill Hicks

“They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it’s not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.”  ~Bill Hicks

“The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.” ~William F. Buckley Jr.

“The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense – the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.”  ~William F. Buckley Jr.

“Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.” ~William F. Buckley Jr.

“So when he asked about getting high, I didn’t think, I agreed. We smoked some good California green. Took three tries to put me in the place he said I should be.”  ~Ellen Hopkins

“Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.”  ~Richard Neville

“Marijuana enhances our mind in a way that enables us to take a different perspective from ‘high up’, to see and evaluate our own lives and the lives of others in a privileged way. Maybe this euphoric and elevating feeling of the ability to step outside the box and to look at life’s patterns from this high perspective is the inspiration behind the slang term “high” itself.”  ~Sebastian Marincolo

“The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.” ~Sebastian Marincolo

“I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system, un-available to us without such drugs.”  ~Lester Grinspoon

“All political movements are basically anti-creative — since a political movement is a form of war. “There’s no place for impractical dreamers around here,” that’s what they always say. “Your writing activities will be directed, kindly stop horsing around.” “As for the smoking of marijuana, it is the exploitation for the workers.” Both favor alcohol and are against pot.” ~William S. Burroughs

“According to the geniuses running this place, the only reason you would skip class is if you’re smoking pot, though I actually find my classes more enjoyable when I’m high.”  ~Flynn Meaney

“One’s condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing one. One feels one’s being, one becomes aware of the enormous apparatus of nothingness — the hum of a hi-fi set, the emptiness of a pointless interruption, one becomes aware of the war between each of us, how the nothingness in each of us seeks to attack the being of others, how our being in turn is attacked by the nothingness in others.” ~Norman Mailer

“When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter – to quit paradise for earth – heaven for hell! Taste the hashish, guest of mine – taste the hashish!” ~Alexander Dumas

“Drugs induce paranoia and psychosis in people who have never taken any.” ~Terence McKenna

“If the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.” ~Terence McKenna

“They’ve outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet.” ~Timothy Leary

“I’d always done a lot of sniffing glue as a kid. I was very interested in glue, and then I went to lager and speed, and I drifted into heroin because as a kid growing up everybody told me, ‘don’t smoke marijuana, it will kill you’.” ~Irvine Welsh

“I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine. There’s some pretty good homegrown dope. I’m sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses.” ~Stephen King

“Cannabis is remarkably safe. Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available. Despite its use by millions of people over thousands of years, cannabis has never caused an overdose death.” ~Professor Lester Grinspoon, M.D.

“There are no long lasting ill-effects from the acute use of marijuana and no fatalities have ever been recorded … there seems to be growing agreement within the medical community, at least, that marijuana does not directly cause criminal behaviour, juvenile delinquency, sexual excitement, or addiction.” ~Dr J. H. Jaffe

“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits -and millions of Americans agree with me.” ~Hunter S. Thompson

“Slowly the foreign air enter me. I feel tingles and sensations. My life becomes a fantasy. Cannabis now rules thee.” ~Thaddeus

“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” ~Christine Quintasket

“I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?” ~Dyan Cannon

“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.” ~Peter McWilliams

“I was a heavy drinker, but the alcohol affected my heart rather than my liver. So I stopped. I smoke grass now. I say that to everybody, because marijuana should be legalized. It’s ridiculous that it isn’t. If at the end of the day I feel like smoking a joint I do it. It changes the perception of what I’ve been through all day.” ~Robert Altman

“But my humble opinion is, I’m not quite sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs – though, if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal.” ~Ted Demme

“The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a kind of bizarre hypocrisy that boggles my mind.”  ~Mark Haskell Smith

“To ask them to legalize pot is something like asking them to put butter on the handcuffs before they place them on you, something else is hurting you – that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think, or madhouses or mechanical cunts or 162 baseball games in a season.” ~Charles Bukowski

Weed Quotes by Business People

“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?” ~Henry Ford

“I’d like to see the government back a programme of research into the medical properties of cannabis and I do not object to its responsible use as a recreational relaxant.” ~Sir Richard Branson

“Of course I know how to roll a joint.” ~Martha Stewart

Weed Quotes by Religious Figures

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” ~Holy Bible: King James Version

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~Buddha

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2 thoughts on “Weed Quotes

  1. Russ I Love your website and passion for cannabis… the world’s most misunderstood ELIXIR.
    I do not think we should ‘allow’ cannabis to be called a ‘drug’… that is fake news.
    Cannabis is a plant. Simple.

    1. Thanks, Brian; you’re totally right. When I’m asked if I do drugs, I always say “no.” Cannabis doesn’t count as what society sees as “drugs.”

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