„The cost of the drug war is many times more painful, in all its manifestations, than would be the licensing of drugs combined with intensive education of non-users and intensive education designed to warn those who experiment with drugs.“
— William F. Buckley Jr. American conservative author and commentator 1925 - 2008
„There's only two types of people who are against drugs: the people who have never done drugs and the people who really sucked at doing drugs.“
— Doug Stanhope American stand-up comedian, actor, and author 1967
„The Nazis spoke of having a Jewish problem. We now speak of having a drug-abuse problem. Actually, “Jewish problem” was the name the Germans gave to their persecution of the Jews; “drug-abuse problem” is the name we give to the persecution of people who use certain drugs.“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
— L. Neil Smith American writer 1946
"Some Random Thoughts About the War On Drugs".
„The choice is not between drugs and no drugs, but between illegal drugs and legal drugs. Until the 1920s drugs were legal, why not now? Lots of people are on drugs anyway — it is called medication.“
— David Hockney British artist 1937
Interview with Jasper Gerard, "Taking the fight to the dreary people," The Sunday Times (London) (2 October 2005)
„"Designer drugs" are a word bag, just like "drugs", by the way. But after the word "drugs" is the word: "illegal". And after the "designer drugs" there is something much worse: lack of knowledge.“
— Jerzy Vetulani Polish scientist 1936
Vetulani, Jerzy (18 October 2010): Nawet czarownice wiedziały, co sprzedają https://dziennikpolski24.pl/nawet-czarownice-wiedzialy-co-sprzedaja/ar/2867902, interview. Dziennik Polski (in Polish).
— Bob Black American anarchist 1951
„We can actually change the expression of genes—tumor suppressing genes, tumor activating genes—by what we eat, what we put into our bodies. So, even if you've been dealt a bad genetic deck, you can still reshuffle it with diet. … When you’re treating diseases with drugs, you know there’s one drug you take for cholesterol, a different class of drugs you take for high blood pressure, different class of drugs you take for diabetes, but, with diet, a plant-based diet affects all these diseases. One diet to kinda rule them all.“
— Michael Greger American physician, author, and vegan health activist 1972
Interview in the documentary-film ' by Kip Andersen (2017).
„Who are we? We are people who love drugs. They say we like drugs. It's true. Especially marijuana. Marijuana has been good for us. God put it here for a reason and we need to find a way to live with it in peace. But we are also people who hate drugs. We have suffered from overdoses and addiction. But we know that drugs are here to stay, and prohibition and the criminal justice system is not the way to deal with it. And we are people who don't care about drugs. People who care about the Constitution, who care about 2.2 million Americans behind bars, who care about fundamental rights and freedoms.“
— Ethan Nadelmann American writer; campaigner for the legalization of marijuana 1957
The 2005 International Drug Policy Reform Conference http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/411/2005dpaconf.shtml in Long Beach, California. November 2005.
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
He'll Never Be An Ol' Man River by TISM
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
As "Trudy" Unsourced variant: Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
— Jane Wagner Playwright, actress 1935
"Trudy" Unsourced variant: Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.