12 Quotes About Cannabis by Influential People

Jack Herer dedicated most of his life to legalizing marijuana

"Hemp will be the future of all mankind, or there won't be a future."

"If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you'll add eight to 24 years to your life."

Jack Herer, cannabis and hemp activist

 "Make the most you can of the indican hemp seed and sow it everywhere."

George Washington, first President of the USA

"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the USA

"I smoked pot in college, and in the army..."

Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the USA

"I don't think pot is more dangerous than alcohol."

 Barack Obama, 45th President of the USA

Sanjay Gupta says, 'Why I changed my mind on weed'

"Marijuana doesn't have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, soetimes marijuana is the only thing that works... It is irresponsable not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that."

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon

Lester Grinspoon says, 'Puffing is the best medicine'

"I've been smoking marijuana for 44 years now, and... I think it's a tremendous blessing."

Lester Grinspoon, psychiatry professor at Harvard University

  "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, astronomer and scientist

"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, founder of the Ford Motor Company

Arianna Huffington supports cannabis legalization

"It's not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it's also the over $8 billion that we could be making by taxing marijuana... We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders - predominantly young, predominantly African American... It's a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people."

Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post

"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, founder of Virgin


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