“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. Arresting people for using medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.”
Peter McWilliams, Writer and Cannabis Activist.
I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the U.S.A. / Public Speaker
If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add 8 to 24 years to your life.
Jack Herer, Writer and Pro-Hemp Campaigner.
“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.”
Ronald Reagan, Actor / 40th President of the U.S.A
Cheech: Hey how am I driving, man?
Chong: [looks around]: I think we’re parked.
From the film Up in Smoke (1978)
“All day long we see those commercials, ‘Here’s you brain, here’s your brain on drugs’, ‘Just Say No’, “Why do you think they call it dope?” … And then the next commercial is [singing] ‘This Bud’s for yooouuuu.’ C’mon, everybody, let’s be hypocritical b******s. It’s okay to drink your drug. We meant those other drugs; those untaxed drugs. Those are the ones that are bad for you. Nicotine, alcohol… good drugs, coincidentally taxed drugs.
Bill Hicks, Comedian
The Big Lebowski: Are you employed, sir?
The Dude: Employed?
The Big Lebowski: You don’t go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday?
The Dude: Is this a… what day is this?
The Big Lebowski: Well, I do work sir, so if you don’t mind…
The Dude: I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know…? This aggression will not stand, man…
From the film The Big Lebowski (1998)
“What is the different types of hash out there? We all know that it’s called the bionic, the bomb, the puff, the blow, the black, the herb, the sensie, the cronic, the sweet mary jane, the sh*t, ganja, split, reefa, the bad, the buddha, the home grown, the ill, the maui-maui, the method, pot, lethal turbo, tie, shake, skunk, stress, whacky, weed, glaze, the boot, dimebag, scooby doo, bob, bogey, back yard boogie. But what is the other terms for it?”
Ali G, Junglist MC
“That was marijuana you were smoking! It’s worse than cocaine! See those two punks over there, Marge? They were high a minute ago. Now they’re getting low. Soon they’ll be mean, ready to commit murder. Marijuana’s called the murder weed. Don’t you ever touch it again.”
From the film The Wages of Sin (1938)
Scientist: Private Miller, you’ve been smoking item nine for seven minutes and thirteen seconds. We’re going to ask you several questions. How do you feel?
Private Miller: Ah well sir, I feel like a, like a slice of butter… melting on top of a big-ol’ pile of flapjacks… yeah.
From the film Pineapple Express (2008)
“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?”
Bill Hicks (again…), Comedian
Mr. Hand: Aloha. My name is Mr. Hand.
Jeff Spicoli: Aloha, Mr. Hand.
From the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
[Bill and Ted are in Ancient Greece]
Bill: [approaching Socrates] How’s it going? I’m Bill, this is Ted. We’re from the future.
Socrates: Socrates. Hmm.
Ted: [whispering to Bill] Now what?
Bill: I dunno. Philosophise with him!
Ted: [clears his throat, to Socrates] “All we are, is dust in the wind”, dude.
[Socrates gives them a blank stare]
Bill: [scoops up a pile of dust from the basin before them and lets it run out of his hand] Dust.
[he blows the remainder away]
Ted: [points at Socrates] Dude.
From the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)