A possibility of government’s anti-pot crackdown has terrorized marijuana industry until the assurance came from the President. Donald Trump has reportedly assured U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado of his support towards the protection of states that “have legalized marijuana from federal interference.”
Whatever the outcome of this political turmoil over weed will be, it can’t be denied that over 60% Americans supports marijuana legalization. Then, many scientific reports and studies have established that marijuana can be an effective remedy for cancer, AIDS, insomnia and depression.
Apart from the masses, many celebrities and influential people have expressed their support for marijuana for several reasons. Here we have come up with their interview excerpts and quotes over marijuana in the wake of new weed policy recommendations.
Bernie Sanders Comes Up With Marijuana Petition. Here’s Why…
“Millions of Americans have had their lives impacted by the federal prohibition on marijuana – arrests, convictions and even jail time. Even when people don’t go to jail, the criminal record they receive makes it harder for them to find a job, get housing or go to college. Is this a widespread problem? It sure is. In 2016 alone, over half a million people were arrested for marijuana possession.
These harmful impacts are felt far more acutely in communities of color and poor communities because enforcement of marijuana laws is much stricter there than in more affluent, white communities. Incredibly, African Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana even though marijuana usage rates are basically the same across racial lines.
Of course, marijuana prohibition is part of a larger failed war on drugs that has led to the great national crisis of mass incarceration. Some 1.5 million people were arrested for a drug related offense in 2016 – over 80 percent of which were for possession alone. We need to stop criminalizing addiction. We need to stop criminalizing recreational marijuana use.”
“I think weed is the best drug on earth. One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs—social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”
(Source: Rolling Stone)
Dalai Lama Supports Marijuana… But for Medicinal Purpose Only
“But for particular illnesses, this is sometimes deliberately used. So that’s up to the doctor, or up to scientists. The ability to judge reality is something very unique. Our brain is something very special. So if that is damaged, that’s awful. So alcohol and drugs are very bad.”
“Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm [his left arm], and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life.
Jesse Ventura Looks Determined to Legalize Weed…
“This isn’t a cannabis issue. It’s an issue of us taking back our government because 61% of people want full legalization. Yet our elected officials are telling us no.This is our opportunity to tell them they work for us.”