by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the
government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be
enforced. - Albert Einstein
Graham Hancock on Plants We Destroy (via weedporndaily)
“Our world is in a state of hatred and fear and suspicion right now. There’s never been a time in the human story when we more needed to break out of our rigid patterns of behavior and start thinking about things from a different point of view. And nature has provided us with a means to do so. And those means are our plant allies.”
“The War on Drugs” explained by Graham Hancock
“When the state sends us to prison for essentially exploring our own consciousness, this is a grotesque abuse of human rights. It’s a fundamental wrong. If I as an adult am not sovereign over my own consciousness, then I am absolutely not sovereign over anything. I can’t claim any kind of freedom at all. And what has happened over the last forty or fifty years under the disguise of the war on drugs, is that we have been persuaded to hand over the keys of our consciousness to the state. The most precious, the most intimate, the most sapien part of ourselves, the state now has the keys. And furthermore, they’ve persuaded us that that’s in our interests. This is a very dangerous situation.”
Here is the former Supreme Court justice’s response to a question about the racial disparity in the U.S.’s incarcerated population:
One in nine black men ages 20 to 34 in the U.S. is incarcerated. Is that a judicial-system problem?
The use of mandatory minimum statutes has had a very adverse effect on the overall system, and I think generally, the so-called war on drugs has emphasized more-severe punishment than is appropriate throughout the country. There are some instances where penalties are so disproportionate that they could well violate the Eighth Amendment.
Ron Paul: Eat, drink, smoke whatever you want
“Where I think we have fallen down—and this is across the political spectrum—is this idea that it’s your own body. That means, if your spiritual life, which is a serious responsibility, and your intellectual life is a serious responsibility, why is it that…if we assume that you can have free decisions there, why shouldn’t you have free decisions on what you eat, drink, smoke and put into your own body?”