Psychedelic culture is full of wisdom and creative figures that show us just how boring the world would be if the recreational use of mind-altering substances did not exist.
As aggressive as the War on Drugs has been throughout the years, it has been no match for geniuses who have smoked and tripped their way over to the other side.
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?
When they talk about drugs, they don’t talk about all of them.
They never mention coffee.
The low end of the speed spectrum, I grant you, but there are coffee freaks.
And they’re walking around, nobody worrying about it.
LSD opened my eyes.
It would mean a whole new world if the politicians would take LSD.
There wouldn’t be any more war or poverty or famine.
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant…….
And if this world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution
Then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.
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 marijuana in private for personal use.
– Jimmy Carter
They lie about marijuana.
Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated.
When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it’s not worth the fucking effort.
There is a difference.
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