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"I don't smoke marijuana. […] I smoke herb. The lawmakers make every name illegal to incriminate the underprivelaged; I will happen to be one of the so called 'underprivileged'. […] It is totally illegal for me not to smoke herb. And totally unlawful, or what you would say: ungodly, because it is against my religion, not to smoke herb. […] Grass for the animals and herbs for the use of man. [...] Igziabeher [...] I will fear no evil."

Peter Tosh from: 'Peter Tosh, Best Of Peter Tosh And Interviews' published by Justice Sound on Soundcloud

"U.S. drug-policies have been designed to try to compel people to drop using soft-drugs, like marijuana, and turn to hard-drugs, like coke -- that's actually the case. I don't say that they thought of it and decided to do it, but that's what the policies are. In fact it is almost a concomitant of the fact that marijuana is big and bulky and easy to detect, and highly industrialised drugs are harder to detect. […] Why [ is ] tobacco legal but marijuana is illegal? Tabacco is vastly more lethal and destructive than marijuana, they are not even in the same domain. Tobacco is the [ second ] most lethal substance around […] the most lethal is sugar […] But tobacco is close second. […] Why is tobacoo legal and marijuana illegal? […] Marijuana is kind of like solar energy, it will grow anywhere. It will grow in your backyard. It is a weed, it grows everywhere. Tobacco is an industrial crop; you can make money on it. Lot of inputs, takes a lot of capital and so on. If you have something legal that anybody can do, you are not gonna make any profit on it, so you better make it illegal. On the other hand, if you got something that people can make a lot of profit on, especially agro-bussines and pesticides, vertilizer-companies […] it better be legal so you get away with it. […] Fact is, marijuana is made illegal [ though] there hasn't been one recorded overdose in 60.000.000 users […] a very high percentage of people now in jail are there because someone found a marijuana joint in their pocket quite literally. [ In consequence of the fact that marijuana is big and bulky and easy to detect ] Colombia shifted from producing marihuana […] to producing cocaine, industrial drug."

Noam Chomsky 'Why Marijuana is Illegal and Tobacco is Legal', lecture given on Columbia at MIT in Boston in 1995, first published on July 6, 2012 by argusfest on Youtube

"Herb isn't drugs. It could never be drugs. Drugs was invented in chemical labs, you see? […] Anything that is right is said to be wrong, and anything that is good is said to be bad. Look at how long me smoke herb and every time me smoke herb all it inspire me to do is speak of righteousness and do good. If there was no herb you would have had more mad people and more sick people. You wouldn't have people go one way blind. So herb have to be here […]"

Peter Tosh in 'Peter Tosh talks on Raste Reggae & Ganja', first published in Home Grown Magazine Summer 1979, UK

"Psychology deals with the organisation and use of information, not with its representation in organic tissue. […] Perhaps the simplest and the most influential account of memory is that given […] by the English empiricist philosophers. [They ] assumed that one retains "ideas," or "conceptions," which are nothing but slightly faded copies of sensory experiences. These ideas are links to one another by bonds called "associations." Ideas become "associated" whenever the original experiences occur simultaneously or in raided succession ("temporal contiguity"), and perhaps also if they are similar. A person's ideas are not all conscious at any given moment. Instead, they become aroused successively, so that only one or a few are active at once. The order in which they "come to mind" is governed by the associative links, and therefore by prior contiguity in time. As James Mill wrote in 1829, "our ideas spring up, or exist, in the order in which the sensations existed, of which they are copies" […] In this view, mental processes are by no means "constructive." Instead of the creation of something new in each act of remembering, there is only the arousal of something that already exists."

Ulric Neisser in 'Cognitive Psychology', page 281, first published in 1967 by Pretice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey