Cannabis is known to inspire deep thought, and there have been a number of articulate and intelligent tokers over the years who have “told it how it is”. Below are some of the most thought provoking, funny and true cannabis and weed related quotes that have been made over the years by weed icons, key figures on both sides of the fence and the propaganda merchants of yesteryear.
“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, Comedian
“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. Arresting people for using 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, Writer and Cannabis Activist.
“What is the different types of hash out there? We all know that it’s called the bionic, the bomb, the puff, the blow, the black, the herb, the sensie, the cronic, the sweet mary jane, the sh*t, ganja, split, reefa, the bad, the buddha, the home grown, the ill, the maui-maui, the method, pot, lethal turbo, tie, shake, skunk, stress, whacky, weed, glaze, the boot, dimebag, scooby doo, bob, bogey, back yard boogie. But what is the other terms for it?”
Ali G, Junglist MC
“Make the most of the hemp seed, sow it everywhere.”
George Washington, President.
“Right now I think its in my interest and ours perhaps and maybe in the interest of the greater good for me to smoke a joint and calm down.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Legend.
“If alcohol is a tiger, cannabis is merely a mouse”
Rosie Boycott, Independent on Sunday
“We have tried the prohibition route for 30 years and it obviously, patently isn’t working.”
Jon Owen Jones, UK MP
“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself”
Jimmy Carter, President.
“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, Beatles.
“Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia”
Professor Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School, USA
“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, Entrepreuner
”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, former Head of Scotland Yard’s Antidrug Squad.