Everyone loves a good quote. In just a few short words, we’re presented with thoughts that cause us to reflect and open our minds to new ways of thinking. These quotes speak volumes about the effectiveness and legalization of cannabis, and are worthy of reading, considering, and sharing.

“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

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” – Bob Marley

“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

“Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.” – Richard Neville

“I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.” – James Franco

“It could potentially help people who really need it and it’s not being offered.” – Dr. Gupta

“If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.” – Jack Herer

“Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.” – William F. Buckley Jr.