They Said it on Marijuana Quotable Saturday, Part X

When I think of Richard Nixon and marijuana, I think about the famous picture of him (below) with Elvis Presley. Nixon gave Presley a Bureau of Narcotics badge and worked (a bit anyway) with Presley on eliminating drug use.

But even Nixon realized that possessing marijuana should not be a crime, as is evidenced by this quote from him: “Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.” Nixon was just one of many U.S. Presidents who, after getting a close-up view of our “war on drugs” came to realize how downright silly it was to try to shut down marijuana.

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