Christopher Hitchens, Anti-Prohibitionist

I read the sad news that Christopher Hitchens, the always controversial and unique wizard of words, died yesterday from complications due to cancer at 62. Hitchens was a well known political commentator and author who publicly advocated marijuana legalization and spoke out against drug prohibition.

Love him or hate him – or love some of his opinions and hate some of them like me – Hitchens will be remembered for his mastery of the English language and his love of an enthusiastic debate.

Here’s Hitchens discussing marijuana decriminalization on C-SPAN:

Hitchens was also a regular on Real Time with Bill Maher. Here’s a clip of the two discussing the ‘insanity’ of prohibition (Hitchens enters at the 5:00 mark):

Hitchens also wrote recently about former US President Bill Clinton’s love of marijuana edibles, bringing light to the Prez’s comment that he “didn’t inhale”.

“He preferred, like many another marijuana enthusiast, to take his dope in the form of large handfuls of cookies and brownies,” Hitchens wrote.

R.I.P. Hitch.

Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jeremiah Vandermeer

Jeremiah Vandermeer is Chief of Operations of Cannabis Culture and Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine & Pot TV.



  1. Anonymous on

    and your the biggest dick of them all by writing this as if it mattered

  2. Anonymous on

    It is a pitty. He had a lot to say. He was 62 and had a lot more to say.

    He just couldn’t change his habits. Alcoholics cut about 15 years off their lives.