So thankful for the addition of David Nucleo Alexander to the efforts of Medical Marijuana Legalization. I think that sometimes on the difficult days, one quote can make a difference. Feel free to share some of the wonderful finds from David.
All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.This is the interrelated structure of reality.
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help a fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. ~ Emily Dickinson
…seek ye first the kin*dom of God and its right-use-ness,
and all these things will be given to you as well. ~ Matthew 6:33
There’s some sort of quantum uncertainty law in operation that means that if a thought is pinned down too hard, if a thing is defined too exactly, then the essence and life of that experience is not properly conveyed. – Alan Moore
Human physical life is addictive. – Robert Monroe
There are just laws and there are unjust laws. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica. – Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President, from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany
Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. – Abraham Lincoln
Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! – George Washington, First U.S. President
“What was done with the seed saved from the India Hemp
last summer? It ought, all of it, to have been sewn again;
that not only a stock of seed sufficient for my own purposes
might have been raised, but to have disseminated the seed
to others; as it is more valuable than the common Hemp.”
– George Washington, First U.S. President
May 12-13: Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp.
August 7: Began to seperate the Male from the Female at Do – rather too late.
-Washington’s journal entries
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust
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
“The best hemp and the best tobacco grown on the same kind of soil. The former article is of first necessity to the commerce and marine, in other words to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful and sometimes pernicious, derives its estimation from caprice.”
-Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President, Jefferson’s journal entry / March 16, 1791
Some of my finest hours have been spent on the back of my veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as the eye can see. – Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President
If the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.
– Terence McKenna
We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption. – John Adams, 2nd U.S. President
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
Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could. – William F. Buckley, Jr
The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents. – William F. Buckley, 1983
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: Message to Congress, August 2, 1977.
“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, 40th U.S. President
“If adults want to take such chances (with marijuana) that is their business.” -Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President
“When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it, and I didn’t inhale, and I never tried again.” – Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President
“I think that most small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in some places, and should be. We really need a re-examination of our entire policy on imprisonment…Our imprisonment policies are counterproductive.” – Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President
“Now, like, I’m President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know? … I bet if they did, I hope I would say, ‘Hey, get lost. We don’t want any of that.” – George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President
After two years of doctor-and-patient testimony, the D.E.A.s chief administrative law judge, Francis L. Young, ruled that ‘marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substance known to man’. – Nick Jones
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” – Bob Marley.
That is not a drug. It’s a leaf. – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” – Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President
The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our nation’s marijuana laws. – Barack Obama, January 21, 2004 debate
“I think we consume far more dangerous drugs that are legal: cigarette smoking, nicotine and alcohol. I feel they cause much more devastating effects physically. We need to lift the prohibition on marijuana.” former Surgeon General of the United States, Joycelyn Elders voicing her support for legalization of marijuana
The criminalization of the world’s most useful and versatile plant, Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana/Ganja, was Unconstitutional … a crime against humanity and nature. ~ DNA
“The war may not be quite over but any stigma still left lingering around cannabis consumption today is largely restricted to out of date and increasingly unenforced pieces of legislation. So indelibly stamped on our culture has cannabis become that it must now rank as the most popular and controversial plant on the planet.” – Nick Jones