They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXIX


Author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson is well known for supporting drug legalization, as well as for his written accounts of his own use. He served on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for thirty years, and his estate continues to support NORML after his death.

Thompson’s above quote on marijuana hits the nail on the head. Millions of Americans DO agree with Thompson — as do millions more internationally. But cannabis can only begin to truly be seen as a basic staple if it is legalized everywhere and people aren’t relegated to having to buy it via illegal transactions. Keeping cannabis illegal perpetuates its stigma and criminalizes its users. We must normalize marijuana in for it to be considered “basic” or “a staple,” and that can only happen through legalization.

How do you view your cannabis purchases?

One response to “They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXXIX”

  1. I’m a medical user, and now because the FDA has made narcotic pain relievers hard to obtain, especially for long term pain suffer’s, they look for Heroin, which may contain fentanyl and this results in overdoses and death for these users. My long term pain is greatly relieved by 50 to 65 mg of olive olive oil based tincture, with a few tokes, for a quick up take, and I can easily mask my pain when needed, here’s the deal, my Dr recognizes CBD is beneficial, she most likely has no concept of the 111 cannabinol’s in the whole plant, but why can’t I be prescribed Marinol? It’s in the state pharmaceutical list, and as such Dr’s can prescribe it legally, but they don’t because the side effects get one high.

    We have a long road ahead of us.

    I have waited for over 40 years to not be a criminal, and now no one in my State has that worry anymore about this miraculous plant’s legality any more, even the DEA can’t raid Dispensories in 9 states under the ninth circuit courts jurisdiction now.

    We have deadly legal tobacco that is sold in gas station’s along with alcohol, it’s a commodity just like every thing is, but why can’t cannabis be treated the same way?

    Like I said we have a long road ahead us, soon the entire west coast will have granted them selves states rights under the tenth amendment to grant legal control over cannabis, and telling the Feds they have no jurisdiction what so ever five states, effectively nullifying the Federal laws, that’s the
    way to regain the Constitional rights in a Republic where individuals rights overrule States abuse, our Constitional rights supercide the majorities rule, or that’s otherwise we little people don’t matter. This election will dramatically change the course of our future, let’s hope it’s a better one…

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