So light it up, up, up.
Marijuana has been a topic of controversy for centuries. The first recorded ban on cannabis was documented in the 1300’s in Arabia — yes, people were lighting up even in the dark ages!
There have been many famous people denying the use of weed. Amanda Bynes threw a bong out of a moving car or Bill Clinton famously stating that he didn’t inhale. Some people think that the banning of marijuana is not dissimilar to the prohibition of alcohol. It ends up creating more crime than it is preventing.
There are healing properties in the plant, and when used as medical marijuana, weed can prevent a lot of pain and discomfort. From anxiety to seizures to skin imperfections, weed, hemp and CBD oils have been reported to help lessen the symptoms.
There are many ways to consume the plant. Most commonly, weed is smoked, but it can also be cooked into food for edible consumption. There are lotions, pills and oils to help you relax your body and your mind.
Whether or not you believe in legalizing marijuana — either recreationally or medicinally — or not, it is important to stay informed about the positive and negative benefits of weed in all its forms. And a great way to learn about weed is to talk to the people who use it. So take a peek at our collection of the best marijuana quotes about weed and cannabis culture to help you understand more about the controversial plant.
1. Certianly an effective medicine.
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” —Bob Marley
2. Get a closer look at YOU.
“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” —Bob Marley
3. You wouldn’t ban flowers or almonds.
“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
4. Stone cold kindness
“It’s hard to be mean when you’re stoned.” —Bill Lee
5. Don’t worry kids, Kevin Smith says it’s cool.
“I know you’re supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don’t do the other stuff, but weed is good!” —Kevin Smith
6. Never smoke at dusk.
“I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening —or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning…But never at dusk.” —Steve Martin
8. Even the cartoon babies are doing it.
“Everything is better with a bag of weed.” —Stewie Griffin
9. Put your problems into pot.
“Struggle is the enemy, but weed is the remedy.” —Kid Cudi
10. Get all that stress out.
“The biggest killer on the planet is stress, and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.” —Willie Nelson
11. You deserve to feel plesent.
“Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.” —Richard Neville
12. It sends a message of peace.
“So what if I’m smokin’ weed onstage and doing what I gotta do? It’s not me shooting nobody, stabbing nobody, killing nobody. It’s a peaceful gesture and they have to respect that and appreciate that.” —Snoop Dogg
13. George Washington does it.
“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” —George Washington
14. Barack with the jokes!
“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” —Barack Obama
15. Point one to Schwarzenegger.
“That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
16. Louis Armstrong is a fan.
“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics dope and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.” —Louis Armstrong
17. That’s all there is!
“If you ain’t got a good job and you ain’t smokin’ weed, then I dont know what the f— you are doin’ with your life?” —Katt Williams
18. Nick Offerman is often my pilar of judgement.
“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).” —Nick Offerman
19. It’s better than drinking.
“Smoking marijuana, as long as you leave the nicotine out of it, is certainly no more damaging than having a drink, and I suspect better for you than having a drink.” —Richard Branson
20. Go out and Voonnegut you some!
“Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.” —Kurt Vonnegut
21. What ever smokes your boat.
“I don’t smoke marijuana, man. Marijuana is a girl from Cuba. Ganja is a bird from Australia. I smoke herb.” —Peter Tosh
22. Thomas Jefferson thinks it’s important.
“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.” —Thomas Jefferson
23. It’s better on the liver.
“Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go the natural route and smoke marijuana.” —Melissa Etheridge
24. Decriminalize and legalize.
“Even if one doesn’t smoke pot one has to see the benefits of decriminalizing it!” —Danny Devito
25. Martha for the win!
“Of course I know how to roll a joint” —Martha Stewart