40 Classic Quotes About Marijuana

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Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

—Bob Marley


It’s hard to be mean when you’re stoned.

—Bill Lee


I know you’re supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don’t do the other stuff, but weed is good!

—Kevin Smith


Please don’t throw your shit at me…unless that shit resembles a bag of marijuana.

—Les Claypool


Everything is better with a bag of weed.

—Stewie Griffin


Marijuana is not a drug!!! I used to suck dick for coke! You ever suck DICK for marijuana?

—Bob Saget


Struggle is the enemy, but weed is the remedy.

—Kid Cudi


I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.

—Andy Warhol


I’d always done a lot of sniffing glue as a kid. I was very interested in glue, and then I went to lager and speed, and I drifted into heroin because as a kid growing up everybody told me, ‘don’t smoke marijuana, it will kill you.’

—Irvine Welsh


Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.

—Richard Neville


Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.

—Kurt Vonnegut


Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.

—George Washington


We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.

—John Adams


Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.

—Thomas Jefferson


I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast

—Ronald Reagan


I smoked pot in college, and in the Army…

—Al Gore


When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again.

—Bill Clinton


When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.

—Barack Obama


The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.

—Carl Sagan


That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.

—Arnold Schwarzenegger


If you ain’t got a good job and you ain’t smokin’ weed, then I dont know what the fuck you are doin’ wit your life.

—Katt Williams


I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening —or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning…But never at dusk.

—Steve Martin


I think that marijuana makes you stupid but sensual. I’ve watched many of my friends and loved ones become more erotic and dumber–just going around with a glazed expression on their faces from their last orgasms to the next–and found them really quite boring.

—Timothy Leary


I couldn’t find a single confirmed overdose death.

—Dr. Sanjay Gupta


If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.

—Jack Herer


One’s condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing one. One feels one’s being, one becomes aware of the enormous apparatus of nothingness -—the hum of a hi-fi set, the emptiness of a pointless interruption, one becomes aware of the war between each of us, how the nothingness in each of us seeks to attack the being of others, how our being in turn is attacked by the nothingness in others.

—Norman Mailer


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


I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?

—Willie Nelson


So what if I’m smokin’ weed onstage and doing what I gotta do? It’s not me shooting nobody, stabbing nobody, killing nobody. It’s a peaceful gesture and they have to respect that and appreciate that.

—Snoop Dogg


The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense —the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.

—William F. Buckley Jr.


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


I hope they legalize marijuana and when they do I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints.

—Megan Fox


I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.

—James Franco


I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine. There’s some pretty good homegrown dope. I’m sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses.

—Stephen King


The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year ‘fighting’ it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it’s ALL DOCUMENTED.

—Alex E. Jones


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


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


A friend with weed is a friend indeed…

—Pops O’Donnell


Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.

—Allen Ginsberg


I definitely believe marijuana helps with menstruation. Since I started smoking pot, my girlfriend’s period has become painless for me.

—Randy Kagan Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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