6. Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was a cultural anthropologist and activist who helped spark the feminist and sexual revolution movements in the United States.
A quote from Mead that appeared in Newsweek in 1970 reads like it could have been said today: “It is my considered opinion at present that marihuana is not harmful unless it is taken in enormous and excessive amounts.
I believe that we are damaging this country, damaging our law, our whole law enforcement situation, damaging the trust between the older people and younger people by its prohibition, and this is far more serious than any damage that might be done to a few overusers, because you can get damage from any kind of overuse.”