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They Said it on Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part VIII

William F. Buckley Jr. was a well-known conservative commentator who authored the political magazine, National Review, (and a couple of leading conservative political books) and hosted the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999. Buckley was world-renowned as a “modern” conservative whose views were popularized by the Reagan administration. If you know your history,

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They Said It On Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part VII

Jay Leno — love him or hate him — made countless funny jokes in his career as host of “The Tonight Show,” and at least one of those jokes makes for a memorable marijuana quote: Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.

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They Said It On Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part VI

It should come as little surprise that someone as demonstrably brilliant as Albert Einstein saw the idiocy of prohibition, and he had this to say on it: The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the

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They Said It On Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part IV

This is our fourth post in our ongoing series of Saturday posts featuring great quotes regarding cannabis, mostly from public figures. This one is from astronomer Carl Sagan, the author of more than 600 scientific papers. Apparently, Sagan was very frustrated (as our we) with how science was playing no part in the banning of marijuana back in his day:

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Legalized Pot Frees Up Time/Money To Go After Real Criminals

One of the things we have always suspected would happen with marijuana legalization is a decreased workload for law enforcement.  And that is exactly what is happening in Washington State, thanks to I-502 cannabis legalization. The Seattle Times today ran a story, entitled, ACLU: Steep drop in pot cases has freed up resources, noting how only

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They Said It On Marijuana.Quotable Saturday, Part III

At Canna Law, we can never get enough of the pot puns and jokes. Thursday evening's Colbert Report was flush with them, as it featured several segments on marijuana. Colbert noted the Colorado (or, as he calls it, "Potsylvania") Department of Revenue's announcement this week that it took in more than $2 million in tax revenues in January on recreational pot sales. Forbes reported that the combined tax revenues from recreational and medical marijuana sales of $3.5 million is 1% of the total annual budgets for the states of Delaware, South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia. In other words, serious coin.

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They Said It On Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part II

This is the second post in our ongoing series of Saturday posts featuring great quotes regarding cannabis, mostly from public figures. This one is from televangelist and prepetual nutcase Pat Robertson, the point of which is not to show that even a broken clock is accurate twice a day (once if digital) but to arm our readers with a quote that they can use with a particular crowd. This comes from a 2012 New York Times interview: