Quotes About Cannabis

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Cannabis and hemp have been around since before we could record their existence. It’s interesting to see that over the years, there have been many people advocating for the same thing. Here are some cannabis and hemp quotes that expose the common knowledge that is just now being proven by science.

Industrial Hemp Quotes

Hemp isn’t just good for medicinal purposes; it could be used as a main component in many manufactured products like clothes, plastic, and even fuel. Here are some quotes about industrial hemp from some individuals who knew what they were talking about.


“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

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet.”

Jack Herer

“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”

George Washington

Cannabis and Law Quotes

Cannabis has been lawful and unlawful over the past 100 years, and we are hoping to come full circle and have full plant cannabis available to everyone. Prohibition has proved time and time again that it doesn’t work, and it is an idea that some of our forefathers weren’t too fond of.

“A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”

Abraham Lincoln

“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

“It’s not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it’s also the over $8 billion that we would be making by taxing marijuana… We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders — predominantly young, predominantly African American… It’s a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people.”

Arianna Huffington

Medical and Recreational Cannabis Quotes

We are, hopefully, on the downhill end of the fight against cannabis and people are starting to realize the benefits of this plant to be used either as medicine or as a recreational substance. Compared to other medication and recreational drugs that are allowed and used regularly, it is no surprise there are these quotes trying to explain where cannabis actually stands on the spectrum.


"Herb is the healing of the nation, alcohol is the destruction."

Bob Marley 

“I couldn’t find a single confirmed overdose death.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

“If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.”

Jack Herer

“But, for most health care providers, marijuana is an afterthought.

We don't see cannabis overdoses. We don't order scans for cannabis-related brain abscesses. We don't treat cannabis-induced heart attacks. In medicine, marijuana use is often seen on par with tobacco or caffeine consumption…”

Nathanial P Morris

What is your favorite cannabis quote?

Sarah Potts


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