I have been scanning though some literature & came across these quotes that are about Drug prohibition :
Abraham Lincoln (USA Pres. 1840)
‘Prohibition.. goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to controls a man’s appetite by legislation & makes a crime out of things that are not crimes.. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our Govt. is founded’
Harry Anslinger (Newspaper clipping) FBN Comm.
‘If the hideous monster Frankenstein came face to face with the monster marihuana he would drop dead of fright..’
Harry Anslinger (testifying before congress) 1937
‘Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind’
he claimed that 50% of all violent crime (in USA) was committed by Spaniards, Mexicans, Latin Americans, Filipinos, African-Americans & Greeks.. these crimes could be traced directly to Marijuana !
Walter Treadway (USA Surgeon General 1937)
‘… Marihuana is habit-forming.. in the same sense as… sugar or coffee’
Attributed to Lyndon LaRouche (Morals Campaigner; War on Drugs committee)
‘.. most important goal; anyone in future playing any disco, rock n roll, or jazz on radio, TV, in schools or in concert.. or who sold records-or any music that wasn’t on their approved classical lists-would be jailed !’
Jimmy Carter (USA Pres. 1977)
‘.. penalties against any possession of a drug, should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself… Therefore I support legislation amending federal law to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana’
Carlton Turner (USA Drug Czar 1981-86)
He was forced to resign after he announced
‘.. marijuana caused homosexuality, the breakdown of the immune system & therefore AIDS’
He also said that ‘.. it would teach a lesson to any kid smoking paraquat-poisoned Pot’ (a poisonous herbicide sprayed by USA Drug Squads)
Bill Clinton (USA Pres.)
When asked about allegations he had smoked ‘marijuana’ at university..
‘I tried it.. BUT I didn’t inhale !’
Some of these statement I agree with.. some I can’t believe they seriously said them… ‘believe it or not..’