Which Celebrities Are For Legalisation?
Posted on November 17 2016
It occurs to me whilst writing this, that essentially all celebrities, well the ‘cool’ ones, seem to be in favour of marijuana, from guys like Snoop Dogg all the way to Brad Pitt. A lot of these people have smoked marijuana often their whole lives, and the fact that their names are known all around the world is testament to the fact that smoking marijuana does not lead to a lazy, unsuccessful life. Whilst marijuana is legal in a number of areas of America now, there are still those in America and across the world where marijuana is shunned and still viewed as criminal. I find this ridiculous, but don’t take my word for it, here is a list of quotes from some big names who are all for marijuana.
“The whole notion that marijuana is illegal is past the point of ridiculousness... To be honest, I’m not really much of a pot smoker… But I’ve always been an advocate. I just feel it should be decriminalized.”
Elijah Wood (Actor)
“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.”
Carl Sagan (Astrophysicist)
“People say, ‘Well you can abuse marijuana’… You can abuse cheeseburgers too, you don’t go around closing Burger King… If people…commit crimes while on those drugs they should in fact be punished, but you can’t punish someone for something that hurts no one.”
Joe Rogan (Comedian)
“It’s like gay marriage. These things that we believe are third rails, and then somebody has the guts to challenge it and they find out, ‘Wow, the American people actually are ahead of us.”
Bill Maher (Comedian, TV Host)
“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.”
Brad Pitt (Actor)