They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLI



Cannabis medicine maker and educator Chrystal Ortiz’ ideology on pot touches on two important points: that cannabis should be freed and that humans should be free to experience it. Cannabis grows naturally, but with stigma and misinformation attached; enough stigma and misinformation to keep it federally illegal and away from many who could benefit from it.

Comedian Bill Hicks made a similar point when he said, “Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”

And of course it is unnatural. Not only because cannabis grows naturally, but also because it’s unnatural (and unnecessary) to keep a harmless plant away from adults who wish to use it. It’s an issue of personal freedom.

What more can we even say?

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