Today we present you our top 10 famous (or infamous) quotes on cannabis! Over the past decades, mankind got more and more familiar with cannabis. And as popularity grew, so did the amount of words of wisdom on the subject.
Interestingly, when you do a little research, you’ll notice that most online weed quotes are positive on the herb. Here at the Coffeeshop Info Centre, we try to stay neutral, balanced, and fact-based in our views on cannabis. So let’s put these quotes into perspective, just to be sure. For every positive quote you find, you can easily think of a negative comment from a policymaker or hardliner trying to frame weed as a bad or dangerous influence. On the plus side, these words come from a pretty impressive list of celebrities. Then again, even celebrities can be wrong – some even built their careers on nonsense. We won’t judge on the matter: instead, we’ll let you decide for yourself.
Read this top 10 of cannabis quotes and then decide whether you agree with the authors or not. Without any further delay, let’s delve into our top 10 infamous quotes on weed!
Weed Wisdom: Top 10 Quotes On Cannabis
Weedy Wisdoms: #1: Louis Armstrong
“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics, dope, and all of that stuff. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.” – Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong always had a way with words, but this quote was absolute perfection to start with.
Louis Armstrong sums it right up with honesty and love. Marijuana isn’t a killer like booze or narcotics – it can calm and soothe and ease aches and pains. And intertwine these words with one of his mesmerizing trumpet solo’s and you hear the words flow just through the music, don’t you?
Sensi Sayings: #2 – Willie Nelson
“The biggest killer on the planet is stress, and I still think that the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.” – Willie Nelson
R.I.P., Willie Nelson. Here the music and weed legend praises weed’s calming, soothing effects. And, he’s right – stress is rampant in this day and age, and cannabis is a remedy for millions. This country singer speaks from his own experience, and has been a grass advocate all his life.
Cannabis Quotes: #3 – Bill Murray
“I find it quite ironic that the most dangerous thing about weed is getting caught with it.” – Bill Murray
Looking for a comedy twist? Bill Murray is your man! Definitely one of the funnier quotes in our list; if only because it’s so true in most countries.
Pot Proverbs: #4 – Bob Marley
“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” – Bob Marley
When you think of weed, the name of Bob Marley has to pop up in your mind. Regardless of your opinion, quotes like this illustrate an important aspect of cannabis. Smoking weed can be a social pastime, but throughout history, it has been a tool for spiritual and psychological self-exploration, too.
Quotes on Weed: #5 – Jack Herer
“If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.” – Jack Herer
No truer words have been spoken – alcohol and tobacco are both proven to be harmful substances to put in your body. Here, weed pioneer Jack Herer points out the hypocrisy of any ‘war on drugs’ that fails to include alcohol and tobacco. We won’t go as far as saying that you’ll actually add years to your life by stating substituting marijuana in the mix, but the negative effects on cannabis in comparison to both alcohol and tobacco appear to be significantly lower.
Spliffy Statements: #6 – Joe Rogan
“People say you can abuse marijuana. Well shit, you can abuse cheeseburgers too, you know? You don’t go around closing Burger King because you can abuse something.” – Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan – known from UFC, his talkshow and various comedy bits, once more speaks up about marijuana with this quote. Don’t get us wrong: we have nothing personal against cheeseburgers! Still, this quote holds a valid point that an overkill of anything will be abusive to your well-being.
Reads On Weeds: #7 – Thomas Jefferson
“If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson
This quote is a somewhat political statement, but in his defense, Thomas Jefferson was a pretty political type of guy. The quote can be linked to the time when US citizens were obliged by law (!!) to grow hemp (i.e., cannabis) in their garden. Not for smoking, mind you, but for its super useful fibers. We’re pretty sure though that some of these ‘government growers’ have accidentally smoked a flower or two in their day…
Smoke Session Expressions: #8: Lawrence Reed
“Marijuana has killed far fewer people than swimming pools; it’s the war against it that does all the violence.” – Lawrence Reed
Here’s a quote from an unexpected quarter: Lawrence Reed is an American economist and president of free market think tank FEE. Although we can’t verify the quote’s swimming pool aspect, it certainly applies to many types of fatalities. Alcohol poisoning, drunk driving, heck, even swimming pools have all contributed to the untimely deaths of many people across the world. Marijuana, on the other hand? Most arguments against legalizing describe marijuana as a “gateway drug,” but you won’t hear anyone referring to alcohol as a “gateway.” Just saying.
Lessons From Grass Class: #9 – Kurt Vonnegut
“Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Doesn’t he describe what sounds like a pleasant, relaxing night? A little bit of this, a little bit of that, some music, some friends, and a healthy dose of moderation. All in all, these sound like really appealing circumstances that we wouldn’t mind being in right now.
The Main Man’s Quotes On Cannabis: #10 – Bob Marley
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” – Bob Marley
For those who need a gentle reminder that marijuana does tend to bring people together, to ease tensions and to relieve pains – even mental pains. It’s like the T-shirts say: listen to Bob Marley.
That sums up our Cannabis Quotes Top 10. We hope you enjoyed them as thoroughly as we did. Take these words of weedy wisdom along with you as you form your own balanced opinion on cannabis – and on everything else in life of course!