10 Great Quotes About Marijuana
Just like anything beautiful about this world, people have had beautiful things to say about marijuana and here we have 10 great quotes about marijuana. Despite the stigma it has received around the world as a result of prohibition, there were still many people who openly declared their love for the magical herb. The range of people who appreciated marijuana through their words is astounding – from George Washington to Snoop Dogg. It comes to show that marijuana really can be a friend to all.
Here are 10 great quotes about marijuana to get your literary taste buds inspired!
“That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger was famous for using marijuana as a part of his body building routine. He said it relaxed him after a workout and that it was completely conducive to his career as a body builder. Everybody remembers that famous photograph of him holding a joint!
“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit… unnatural?” – Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks was one of the greatest comedians and artists of our time. He was famous for his satirical personality and for his love of intoxicants. He had no problem admitting his love for being intoxicated, and apparently had no shame about his love for marijuana.
“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” – Barack Obama
Smoking marijuana seems to be a popular habit among American politicians. Which is kind of ironic when you think about it – because they were the ones who first made it illegal.
“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits -and millions of Americans agree with me.”―Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson was most famous for his literary masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He wrote many other letters that expressed his interest in the philosophical world, especially that of psychedelics. In fact, a lot of writers consider him to be one of the greatest geniuses, even if he was a little bit crazy.
“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” – Bob Marley
This list would be incomplete without some of the sweet words of Bob Marley. We all know that Bob Marley had an affinity for marijuana and it was a part of his religious worship. His life and music essentially revolved around the use of ganja.
“Prison is for rapists, thieves and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you’re the fucking criminal.” – Joe Rogan
I have to say that this is my personal favorite. Joe Rogan is a stand up comedian, commentator and podcast host. He used to be famous for hosting the television series, Fear Factor. His advocacy for psychedelic use and internal exploration is a far cry from convincing people to put their hand in a box of spiders.
“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics… dope and all that crap. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey — it’s an assistant — a friend.” – Louis Armstrong
Well if Louis Armstrong says so! He is one of the most popular jazz musicians in history. He was a trumpeter and a singer and was so influential in the world of jazz that we still talk about him long after he died. Apparently musicians and artists feel just as closely linked to the herb as American politicians do.
“40 million americans smoked marijuana. The only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.” – Jay Leno
Jay Leno said it right. This American TV superstar acknowledges how big a part of American culture and history marijuana is. From hemp to herb, Americans have always loved to be close to weed.
“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).”―Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman is one of America’s multi-artists – an actor, writer, producer, comedian and even a carpenter. He is most well known for his appearance in sitcom, Parks and Recreation. He also isn’t the only famous person to come out with a comparison between marijuana and alcohol. While the alcohol culture in the USA grew and marijuana became prohibited, we saw clearly the damaging effects of alcohol versus the infamous weed.
“Of course I know how to roll a joint.” – Martha Stewart
Well, even the mum of the USA knows all about using ganja. She isn’t just into teaching people DIY crafts and inspired recipes. She’s also into smoking the herb every now and then. And that’s why stoners will never forget Martha Stewart.