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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LII

Lincoln on prohibition

Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. – Abraham Lincoln, December 18, 1840 before the Illinois House of Representatives.

Wow. Just wow. Leave it to Abraham Lincoln to have stated what is wrong with prohibition probably more eloquently than anyone else before or since. Wow. This quote really does pretty much just say it all.

6 responses to “They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LII”

  1. They are out there—the ones who are fearful of change and of admitting
    that the “war on drugs” has ended. It is a war that has no victory and it is
    one that left many feeling disappointed. Many people have served or are serving
    egregious prison sentences and an entire nation of taxpayers have paid the price. How? By paying for
    many years of this failing “war” and of paying the price to keep people in
    prison

  2. Calufornia needs to have legislation to have medical marijuana social clubs and cannibus infused coffee and tea shops. Lets get going ca.

  3. In my admittedly biased(highly perhaps) opinion, every 1 of these 50 United
    States ought 2 have completely unfettered access 2 all aspects of marijuana, medicinal, recreational, industrial, nutritional ect, ect, ect

  4. And open the floodgates of licit revenue that await cannabis, potentially the single most useful plant on this earth!

    • AND when students are suspended for marijuana use or possession, that leads them to increased marijuana use, as opposed to keeping them in school. These things have been drilled into our heads for so long, we half way believe them still. Many drug policies seem counterintuitive to the actual people who make our laws. And they don’t even take the time to find the facts. It’s sad …

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