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Bill Maher

TV Host

“What could be more private than what goes on inside your mind? You should be allowed to manipulate that as an adult any way you want.”

Rick Steves

Author and TV Host

“I am certainly not ‘pro-drugs.’ I simply appreciate how much of Europe treats its drug problems in a pragmatic way.”

Montel Williams

TV Personality

“I utilize medical marijuana to help alleviate the extreme neuralgic pain I suffer from. I am not alone. There are thousands of patients like me, and we should not be treated as criminals.”

Arianna Huffington

Author & Commentator

“The war on drugs has failed and we’re not acknowledging it. That we’re spending over $50 billion a year fighting a war that’s become a war on our own people, especially among African-Americans and minorities in g ...

Ron Paul

Politician

“Our prisons are full with people who have used drugs who should be treated as patients — and they’re non-violent. Someday we’re gonna awake and find out that the prohibition we are following right now with drugs ...

Morgan Freeman

Actor

“It’s just the stupidest law possible… You’re just making criminals out of people who aren’t engaged in criminal activity. And we’re spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can’t win! W ...

Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary-General

“We should approach it through education and health issues rather than a brutal reaction… There is need for change in policy, but it has to start with debate and discussion… I think the whole approach has to be reviewed ...

Amy Goodman

Media Host & Author

“Popularity [of marijuana legalization questions on the White House website] might indicate audience concern with U.S. drug policy, and the enormous toll on our society of the so-called war on drugs… It also fuels a rising U.S. p ...

Patrick Leahy

Senator

“If you’re doing the powder cocaine in a corporate boardroom, nothing is probably ever going to happen to you. If you’re doing the crack cocaine in an inner city, you could spend years and years in jail.”

Michael Steele

Politician

“Someone has got to break the logjam. The fact is that you have the incarceration rate, particularly in African American communities for drug related crimes is off the charts… The old mindset that doesn’t address the curren ...