We’re wrapping up 2017 at Civilized by announcing the inaugural winner of the highly un-coveted Prohibitionist of the Year Award. There were a lot of candidates for the dishonour of being the top opponent of cannabis legalization in North America this year, but the clear winner is…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who spouts anti-cannabis quotes like a talking ‘Reefer Madness’ doll.
Before taking office as Trump’s top law enforcer, Sessions gave us many, many memorable anti-marijuana quotes. Like that time he said “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” or when he said he thought the KKK “were OK until I found out they smoke pot.” So when he was sworn into the Trump administration last January, it looked like he might have already gone through all the crazy things he had to say about weed.
But Sessions proved us all wrong when he told people that marijuana was only “slightly less awful than heroin.” Which is like saying sunburns are only slightly less awful than having your face melt off a la ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’
– Read the entire article at Civilized.