U.S. Founding Fathers Loved Marijuana

While I understand that this seems a little strange based on today’s current anti-marijuana rhetoric. But our founding fathers and some other great thinkers of our time understood both the importance of the cannabis plant on a medicinal level, and the need for it on an industrial level. Here are some very enlightened thoughts …

“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
– George Washington, U.S. President quote on Hemp

Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
– Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President quote on Hemp

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.”
– Albert Einstein quote on Hemp

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 quote on Marijuana

“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”
– Barack Obama quote on Marijuana

“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”
–  Henry Ford quote on Marijuana

“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.”
– John Adams, U.S. President quote on Hemp

“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marihuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marihuana.”

– Jimmy Carter, U.S. President quote on Marijuana

Stay safe and legal in 2011, Get your Medical Marijuana Recommendation from MMEC.

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