Nixon on Cannabis

“The most notable statement that can be made about the vast majority of marihuana users – experimenters and intermittent users – is that they are essentially indistinguishable from their non-marihuana using peers by any fundamental criterion other than their marihuana use.”

“I want a Goddamn strong statement about marijuana. Can I get that out of this son-of-a-bitching, uh, Domestic Council? I mean one on marijuana that just tears the ass out of them.”Richard Nixon Quotes

“But, believe me, it is true, the thing about the drug, once people cross that line from the [unintelligible] straight society to the drug society, it’s a very great possibility they’re going to go further.”

“At least with liquor I don’t lose motivation.”

“I see another thing in the news summary this morning about it. That’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob, what is the matter with them? I suppose it’s because most of them are psychiatrists.”

“By God we are going to hit the marijuana thing, and I want to hit it right square in the puss, I want to find a way of putting more on that.”

“You see, homosexuality, dope, immorality in general. These are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing the stuff, they’re trying to destroy us.”

“You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to.”

“Soft-headed psychiatrists who work in places like NIMH (National Institute for Mental Health) favor marijuana because they’re probably all on the stuff themselves.”

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7 Responses to “Nixon on Cannabis”

  1. Victor September 15, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    What a total dick Nixon was.

  2. charlie November 26, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Seriously, up there with greatest dicks of all time.

  3. pwnis December 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I dont see any attributions… where is the author getting these quotes from?

  4. Reemer February 5, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    What a joke. This guys was not only a racist, but he was a close minded pig. Hey Nixon, its 2011, look whos in office.

    • MAN June 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

      obamas not black…everyone get that through their thick skulls please..

  5. EgadsNo June 4, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    “Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.” — Richard Nixon

    I am pretty sure he said this long into his retirement, but if this is indeed true- you can see even the most staunch prohibitionist can see the light eventually.


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