Alibi V.23 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2014 

Feature

Mary Jane Says

A collection of words about cannabis

Bill Hicks: “Not only do I think marijuana should be legalized ... it should be mandatory. (...) That’d be a nice world, wouldn’t it? Quiet, mellow, hungry, high people everywhere ... just Domino’s pizza trucks passing each other. (...) Pot is a better drug than alcohol. Fact. Stop your internal dialogue. I have never seen anyone high on pot get in a fight because it’s fucking impossible. ‘Hey buddy!’ ‘Hey what?!’ ‘Hey.’ ‘Hey.’ End of argument.” (From HBO’s “One Night Stand”)

Willie Nelson: "There are a lot of ignorant people who don't know that have been told it's a drug, and if you smoke it you're going to hell. A lot of the right-wing religious fanatics are the ones who are the most against it ... A bunch of old, ignorant white people that are dying off. And the big deal about weed or gays or any of that, it's going away. It's not a big deal no more to most people." (from Rolling Stone interview by Patrick Doyle, Aug. 15, 2014)

Mitch Hedberg: "I used to do drugs. I still do ... but I used to, too."

Nancy Reagan: “Drugs steal away so much. They take and take, until finally, every time a drug goes into a child, something else is forced out. Like love and hope and trust and confidence. Drugs take away the dream from every child’s heart and replace it with a nightmare.” (Speech to the Nation on the Campaign Against Drug Abuse, Sept. 14, 1986)

"I used to do drugs. I still do ... but I used to, too."

Mitch Hedberg

Rush Limbaugh: "The FDA says there's no—zilch, zero, nada—shred of medicinal value to the evil weed marijuana. This is going to be a setback to the long-haired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking crowd." (Radio broadcast, April 21, 2006)

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson: “I think in 10 years, for the most part, the US will legalize marijuana. And what the US does, so does the world.”

Mayor Richard Berry, on vetoing a marijuana bill: “The original form of this bill actually has several measures that I really want to see the voters of Albuquerque weigh in on. Unfortunately, at the last minute there were measures added that I, in good conscience, cannot sign, including flying in the face federal and state law.”

Bill O’Reilly: “The legalization of marijuana, still full of unintended consequences, sends a signal to children that drug use is an acceptable part of life—that’s big.”

George W. Bush: "I wouldn't answer the marijuana question. (...) You know why? Cause I don't want some little kid doing what I tried. (...) You gotta understand, I want to be president, I want to lead. (...) Do you want your little kid to say 'Hey daddy, President Bush tried marijuana, I think I will'?" (then governor of Texas, in secret recordings of their private discussions made by Doug Wead)

Random Woman My Girlfriend Overheard in the Defined Fitness Locker Room: “... it’s like all those kids who move to Colorado and end up in homeless shelters, addicted to marijuana.”