Hugh Hefner Thinks Anti-Drug Laws “Corrupted” America

Hugh Hefner thinks anti-drug laws have “corrupted” America.

The magazine mogul has been campaigning for drugs to be decriminalised for decades because he is convinced the current legislation is “irrational”. Though he has never taken illicit substances himself, the Playboy founder thinks the world would be a better place if all drugs were legal.

“You have to solve these problems in a social-medical way,” the 83-year-old lothario said. “What is the rational justification for these laws? Moral views based on what? Not on reason. These laws are truly hurtful to society.

“Prohibition gave us organised crime. Our laws in terms of drugs not only put all kinds of people who have drugs problems in prison, but in the process completely corrupt entire countries.”

The fight against anti-drugs legislation is particularly personal for Hefner. In 1975, his secretary Bobbie Arnstein overdosed in a Chicago hotel room. Hefner blames her death on a “bogus” court case that saw her convicted of transporting cocaine. He claims the charges were fabricated in a bid to ruin his career.

“The real problems I had, back in the 60s and 70s, had less to do with naked women than the fact I was trying to change the world,” Hefner added to Britain’s The Independent newspaper. “I had provided money to decriminalise marijuana and they came up with a bogus drugs case that resulted in my secretary committing suicide, when they were trying to get something on me.”

– Article from The Skinny.



  1. James Crosby on

    If you can’t write something that makes even a small amount of sense, don’t write at all. This is nothing more than idiotic rambling with no real, clear, direct, easy-to-understand point.

  2. Worm on

    Based On Reality

    Oddly enough, this famous WKRP episode was loosely based on a real event! Back in 1946 (some sources say 1945), Yellville, Arkansas inaugurated the “Turkey Trot Festival” which included a wild turkey calling contest, a turkey target shoot, a Miss Drumsticks Pageant and oh yeah: a live turkey release from the roof of the courthouse. After a few years, someone thought it might be fun to actually toss the poor gobblers out of a low-flying airplane for the event. This repeated for a number of years until 1989 when a national animal-rights protest cast the event in a bad light and the “National Enquirer” splashed a photo of the event across the nation forcing promoters to abandon the turkey drop.

    “Sometimes, real life is funnier – or plain stranger – than anything you can make up.”

    – Corey Deitz

  3. Anonymous on

    Mr. Carlson – ” As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly”.

  4. Anonymous on

    WKRP in Cincinatti was indeed a great show, and I was working as a News Director in Radio at the time and viewed it more as a documentary of small radio stations, rather than entertainment.

    But Les Nessman was always generally in a bow tie with slacks and wasn’t a leader of the team. The Program Direcor, Andy Travis, was the person trying to make changes at the station with Johnny Fever and Les adding confusion to that effort. I recall the episode where they dropped turkeys from a helicopter into a Grocery Store Parking Lost, in a promotion, and apparently no one told management that domesticated Turkeys can’t fly.

  5. Anonymous on

    If you can’t write anything atleast slightly understandable,

    then don’t write anything at all.

    Just WTF are you babling about?

  6. Worm on

    That was an awesome show, I remember that line but not sure of the episode, maybe the very first one. That was probably one of the first if not the first to have a main charactor as an obvious user.


  7. Anonymous on

    Theses so call govermnets are just that, made up shit! and have no place were they are NOT WANTED!!?? Take your fuck up govermnet hef, and go home? ya made your money,now before you call the other guy a crook look at yourself in the mirror? ya might see part of the problem looking back at you?One hell of a talk there who right and whos wrong but chould you have it back in your homelands were it matters?Or at least on the boat.

  8. Caber1 on

    Us against them. Always and forever it seems.

    Still remember that show “WKRP in Cincinnati” when the news guy Les said it was the”dungarees against the suits”.

    More like the free thinkers against the controllers.

    If someone isn’t hurting you why does it seem they always need to be controlled?