They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXXIV

“First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I’d like every person in this room to campaign to legalize drugs. Let’s legalize drugs like they did in Amsterdam. No one’s hiding or sneaking around corners to get it. They go to a doctor to get it.”


– Tony Bennett at a pre-Grammy gala in 2012, very soon after the overdose death of Whitney Houston.

Many were angered and others were dumbfounded after Tony Bennett said the above on the heels of Whitney Houston’s death. We get that. The real question (and one on which our firm’s cannabis lawyers are decidedly split) is whether legalizing all drugs would reduce or increase harm.

Not exactly on marijuana, but certainly related. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue and we encourage you to give us your thoughts on full legalization below. And as a prompt question, if we were to legalize something like heroin, how should it be regulated?

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

  1. I say make them all available because people get them anyway…if they were not turned into criminals their stress & families would not nearly be so affected. It would make it easier to deal with for everyone & to obtain help for themselves or for their loved ones. No criminality would make drugs not so desperate a need obtain which can cause crime in itself. Also, Big Pharma should not be for profit…no healthcare should be profit based. If drugs even legal drugs are outta reach to be purchased cheaper dangerous drugs will be sought out. The world is a very tough place & cannabis/marijuana should be growing everywhere to help people & give everyone a safe alternative they can choose to relax simply with an organic plant & not harm themselves or others…most would not even move on to real drugs if there were no drug pushers. Cannabis/marijuana is the most nutritious food on the planet our bodies require…that is why zero deaths ever. Cannabis needs no restrictions or prescriptions it’s just a plant with nutrients/cannabinoids & natural remedy uses like many other plants.

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