Henry Rollins Supports Marijuana Reform

Jan 07, 2013 , , , ,

Singer, poet, public speaker, and talk show host Henry Rollins has joined the growing ranks of public figures who support ending marijuana prohibition.

Rollins is not a marijuana user, either. As more and more people realize that marijuana prohibition is a harmful failure, the myth that only potheads want to make it legal is continuing to fade into the hazy realm of reefer madness.

From a column he penned for last week’s LA Weekly:

Like millions of Americans, I have no interest in smoking marijuana but can’t see any reason to keep someone of age from lighting up.

I don’t think it is a “gateway” drug any more than alcohol. The behavior one has to engage in when utilizing a controlled substance — the sneaking around, the hiding of the stash, etc. — that could be a gateway to more devious activity, fueled by the resentment of authority that is potentially engendered. ….

The president and the attorney general could turn over a new leaf in America and leave all matters mary jane to the states as they see fit.


4 responses to “Henry Rollins Supports Marijuana Reform”

  1. I thank it is a really good idea and relly i thank that we as the united states could make it a better place if we could light one up after a hard day of work or day of babys playing and tearing the house up everone need to releve stress and that is perfect

  2. Thank you Henry for standing up for common sense! I prefer broad legalization to letting the states decide, but either approach would be preferable to prohibition.

  3. Thank you for your support.
    If you do not have FULL legalization (at least for people over 21) you will never get the Cartel and Gangs out of the marijuana business!

  4. First we have to get Cannabis off the Schedule I. Then we need to make it for people over 21 years old, just like Alcohol. Yes, we need to get the gangs & the Cartel out of the Cannabis industry. The USA would be a lot better place to live if there were more Jobs, and making Cannabis Legal, we would have many jobs. The Feds need to scale down & go after the real criminals. Way to GO Colorado & Washington state, Leading the way.

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