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Greatest Marijuana Quotes of All Time

You don’t have to be stoned to enjoy the greatest marijuana quotes of all time.

Ganja, reefer, pot, green gold, sticky icky, skunk, tree. There’s a million different ways to say it, and there’s a million different ways to smoke it, but there’s still one major problem with the bubonic chronic: It’s illegal. Even though laws are not current with the views of the people; for years, centuries even, there has been high praise for weed. Coming from activists as well known as Bob Marley, Snoop Dogg, and Willie Nelson, to some of our country’s founding fathers, to scientists, actors, and the average man, our country has united around the timeless herb. So while we sit around our backyards, passing around our bongs and J’s, let’s celebrate the loud history of laughing grass. We’re bringing you our favorite quotes about Kush, Mary Jane, ganja greens, broccoli, gasolina, our bud, cannabis.


  • "When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself."- Bob Marley

  • "Do you know how many presidential family members have smoked on the White House roof?"- Willie Nelson

  • "Of course I know how to roll a joint."- Martha Stewart

  • "When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point."- President Barack Obama

  • "Marijuana is a thousand times better than whiskey. It's an assistant, a friend."- Louis Armstrong

  • "We talk to each other in code. 420. It was a time, a date, a symbol for passive resistance."- Rick Cusick

  • "Hemp is the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."-Thomas Jefferson

  • "If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add 8 to 24 years to your life."- Jack Herer

  • "Marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutic substances known to man."-Judge Francis Young

  • "Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses."- Hugh Hefner

  • “Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.”- Kurt Vonnegut

  • "It puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics, dope, and all of that."- Louis Armstrong

  • "Make the most you can of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere."- President George Washington

  • "I’m tired of people getting arrested for pot possession. It’s just a plant. It makes no sense."- Madeline Martinez

  • "They’ve outlawed the No. 1 vegetable on the planet." - Timothy Leary

  • "Why do you want the criminals to make all the money off [marijuana] when it’s proven that it won’t kill you unless you let a bale of it fall on you?" - Willie Nelson

  • "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

  • "Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating."- Richard Neville

  • "The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis."- Willie Nelson

  • "The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

  • "The weed is for the people. It’s the people’s weed."- Jonah Hill 

  • "The drug is really quite a remarkably safe one for humans, although it is really quite a dangerous one for mice and they should not use it."- J. W. D. Henderson

  • "The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the sixties, I tested everything."- Bill Lee

  • "I smoked pot in college, and in the Army…"- Al Gore

  • "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again."- Bill Clinton

  • "I got high, and forgot I wasn’t supposed to get high."- Ricky Williams

  • "I hope they legalize marijuana and when they do I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints."- Megan Fox

  • "I think that marijuana shouldn't not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine."- Stephen King

  • "There are only two kinds of dealers. Those who need forklifts, and those who don’t."- Tom Forcade

  • "Everything is better with a bag of weed."- Brian Griffin

  • "Please don’t throw your shit at me…unless that shit resembles a bag of marijuana."- Les Claypool

  • "I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?"- Willie Nelson

  • "Stop killing each other, man. Let’s just smoke a blunt."- Tupac

  • "I stay high cause the world is so low."- Kid Cudi

  • "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

  • "Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy."- Bill Maher

  • "It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It's a thousand times better than whiskey - it's an assistant - a friend."- Louis Armstrong

  • "I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it."- Jennifer Aniston

  • "40 million Americans smoke marijuana. The only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton."- Jay Leno

  • "Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."- Bob Marley

  • "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

  • "My fighting career has gotten in the way of my weed smoking."- Nick Diaz

  • "Marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."- William F. Buckley

  • "I definitely believe marijuana helps with menstruation. Since I started smoking pot, my girlfriend’s period has become painless for me."- Randy Kagan

  • "I’ve known enough drug users–going as far back as grade school and the streets of New York–not to view them as pariahs or lost souls. I’ve certainly smoked more than my quota of weed."- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • "People say you can abuse cannabis… shit, you can abuse cheese burgers too, but you don’t see them shutting down McDonald’s."- Joe Rogan

  • "Marijuana… that’s not a drug, that’s a plant."- Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • "Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can’t remember what they are."- Justine Musk

  • "It makes me feel the way I need to feel."- Snoop Dogg

  • "One’s condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing."- Norman Mailer
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  • "Marijuana is a very dangerous drug. Some people smoke it just once and go directly into politics."- Barry Crimmins

  • "I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it."- Andy Warhol

  • "I find it quite ironic that the most dangerous thing about weed is getting caught with it."- Bill Murray

  • "You either make it illegal, in which case you’re supporting a huge underground economy, or you tax it within the limits people can afford."- Kevin O’Leary

  • "If you grew up in the ’60s or ’70s and didn’t do drugs, I don’t trust you."- Danny Danko

  • "In our culture, the Native Americans, when two strangers come together. You know what we do in our culture? We smoke the peace pipe."- Tatanka

  • "Good weed, white wine, I come alive in the nighttime."- Rihanna

  • "Turn down the music, the weed is loud enough."- Wiz Khalifa

  • "I didn’t go to high school, I went to school high."- Pro Era

  • "Lets just light it up and see what happens."- Tommy Chong

  • "There are probably 400 people getting murdered at this second, and these two cops are taking an hour to write up my court summons for smoking a joint on the beach. That just seemed so fucking ridiculous to me"- Seth Rogan

  • “I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits -and millions of Americans agree with me.”- Hunter S. Thompson

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