Supporting any controversial subject for a celebrity or public figure can be really sticky sometimes. To publicly state your stance for or against is something most are not willing to do, but is crucial for any movement to gain steam and legitimacy. As marijuana has become essentially mainstream, more and more people in positions of influence are speaking out against on the war on drugs, specifically the war on marijuana.
Tom Angell, a life long cannabis advocate and founder of Marijuana Majority has done an amazing job curating pro-legalization quotes from across the web into one easy place. Some of the supporters listed are pretty obvious (Wiz Khalifa, Snoop, etc), but there are several we were not aware of, below are our favorites.
“Even if one doesn’t smoke pot one has to see the benefits of decriminalising it!”
“I’m in favor of the legalization of marijuana.”
“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”
“Yes [we should legalize marijuana]. And release prisoners who are incarcerated for pot.”
“Any politician or police chief who still supports the #DrugWar needs to be run out of town on a rail.”
“People are realizing that the war on drugs is a failure, that the amount of money spent, you could have bought all the drugs with that much money rather than create this army of people and incarcerated people.”
“It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from [medical marijuana] and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.”
“I think it’s great [that Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana]… For me, it seemed like a no-brainer… I think between marijuana laws and same-sex marriage, the next generation will look back and be incredulous, the same way we view the civil rights movement and spraying black people with fire hoses.”
“I think pot 100 percent should be legalized.”