Hello and welcome to Leafly’s roundup of the week’s most notable (and occasionally horrific) cannabis quotables.
“You can’t roll a joint on the cover of a digital download.”
— R&B artist Erykah Badu, when asked by Vulture.com, “Is anything being lost in how younger people absorb music?”
“I’m not up here to sell cannabis as being the end-all-be-all magic bullet. It’s like anything else: it works for some, it doesn’t work for others. One of the biggest challenges we as a legislative body are going to face is coming through all the smoke, all the fear mongering, all the stigma, the ignorance.”
— Republican Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas, calling for a state study of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis
“All those lessons I took about not taking drugs were all for nothing.”
— an unnamed 9-year-old at an Albuquerque, New Mexico elementary school, where a fifth-grader mistakenly supplied fellow students with cannabis-infused gummy bears
“I thought I had seen it all when I saw this.”
— Mississippi State Rep Andy Gipson, referring to an $18.99 vial of synthetic human urine purchased just a few miles from the state Capitol, complete with with instructions on to keep it at body temperature. (The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers is pushing a bill to ban fake urine.)
“If black shoot them.”
— Assistant Police Chief Todd Shaw in Prospect, Kentucky, in response to a recruit’s query about the proper way to handle juveniles caught with marijuana. (He is now a former assistant police chief.)
“As we build the future, we are committed to righting the wrongs of prohibition, which is why we are pledging a portion of our personal holdings to support people who have suffered due to unjust and misguided cannabis policies.”
— Privateer Holdings founders Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue, and Christian Groh, pledging to donate equity equivalent to $5 million to help communities harmed by cannabis prohibition
Former Dutch prime minister Dries van Agt (86) smokes cannabis for the first time in his life, 42 years after he introduced the famous Dutch tolerance policy for cannabis. He was awarded the Koos Zwart Award by @InfoPCN today.
— VOC Nederland (@vocnederland) January 17, 2018