It seems that folks from all walks of life are embracing marijuana. Here are five positive pot quotes from influential people.
1. Adam Silver
The NBA commissioner recently demonstrated a progressive attitude toward pot: “I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana… To the extent that science demonstrates that there are effective uses for medical reasons, we’re open to it.” Silver stated that medical pot should be “regulated in the same way that other medications are if the plan is to use it for pain management.”
2. Neil deGrasse Tyson
During a Facebook Live interview this summer, th5-e celebrity astrophysicist declared, “There’s no reason for [cannabis] to ever have been made illegal.” Tyson obviously supports pot over a certain socially acceptable substance, opining that “Alcohol is legal and it can mess you up way more than smoking a few jays.” As to his past personal use, Tyson only said, “The last time I was, like, in a cloud of it.”
3. Roger Stone
The malevolent political strategist who played a key role in the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House publicly admitted he’s attempting to get the president to change federal law and legalize cannabis. Appearing at Politicon in Pasadena, California, in July, Stone told a symposium audience, “Medical marijuana is now a consensus issue in the United States. And recreational marijuana is headed that way.”
4. Mo Brooks
During a press conference, the Alabama congressman and US Senate hopeful explained, “Medical cannabis should be treated like any other medical treatment that saves lives or eases pains and symptoms… That is how I will vote in the Senate.” One opponent of Representative Brooks, Senate candidate Dom Gentile, responded by dropping out of the race to care for his cancer-stricken wife and officially endorsed Brooks.
5. Jerry Jones
During an NFL meeting last spring, the Dallas Cowboys owner reportedly told his fellow team owners that he wants the league to “drop its prohibition on marijuana use.” Jones is going further than the players’ union, which views cannabis testing as a positive tool. Jones is also motivated to offer a liberal pot policy as a negotiating chip to arrive at a new players’ agreement and avoid a 2021 work stoppage.