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Top Celebrities that Support Marijuana Reform

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Top Celebrities that Support Marijuana Reform

1) Morgan Freeman

“It’s just the stupidest law possible… You’re just making criminals out of people who aren’t engaged in criminal activity. And we’re spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can’t win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It’s stupid.”

2) Jack Nicholson

“[The illicit drug market] funds terrorism and — this is a huge problem in America — fuels the foreign gangs. More than 85 percent of men incarcerated in America are on drug-related offenses. It costs $40,000 a year for every prisoner. If they were really serious about the economy there would be a sensible discussion about legalization.”

3) Brad Pitt

“We have spent a trillion dollars. It’s lasted for over 40 years. A lot of people have lost their lives for it… It’s an incredible failure… [The] drug war is actually being used to hold a portion of our society down… It’s criminal in itself… The only way to end the war on drugs is to take the profit out of it… [We] have to look at the ‘what-if-everything-was-legal’ and people were allowed to make their own choices… If you decriminalize, then they could control the quality… And I would propose you would have fewer deaths.”

4) Dan Rather

“There’s a general sense that what we have been doing in the so-called Drug War simply doesn’t work. And the situation, in many important ways, has gotten worse, not better. There’s a sense that we’re in a losing game, and you don’t stay in a losing game.”

5) Carl Sagan

“All over the country there are people having terminal cases of cancer or AIDS, who are given… huge doses of chemotherapeutic agents which force them to be nauseous, to be unable to take food, which then leads rapidly to their dwindling away because they can’t eat. It’s well-established that marijuana counteracts this nausea… Is it rational to forbid patients who are dying from taking marijuana as a palliative to permit them to gain body weight and to get some food down?… That’s a highly irrational official government position.”

6) Quentin Tarantino

“This war on drugs and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery… All the reasons that they have for keeping this going are the all same reasons they had for keeping slavery going after the whole world had pretty much decided that it was immoral. It’s an industry.”

7) Carlos Santana

“I really want us to invest with grace and wisdom into the education of young people… Legalize marijuana, and take all that money and invest it in teachers and education, and you will see a transformation in America… I’m not afraid to say what I think — that it’s really way overdue. And, like the prohibition with alcohol…I really believe that as soon as we legalize it and decriminalize marijuana, we can actually afford a really good governor who won’t keep taking money away from education and from teachers.”

8) Stephen King

“Marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry… My wife says, and I agree with her, that what would be really great for Maine would be to legalize dope completely and set up dope stores the way that there are state-run liquor stores.”


Posted on 02/08/2013 in Medical Marijuana Legalization

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