Noam Chomsky talks about Marijuana

July 27, 2008

IF you want an interesting historical breakdown of why marijuana is illegal this is a great piece of audio. Chomsky explains that it has nothing to do with the herb’s effects or danger but really was made illegal so the police could go after, harass and basically outlaw citizens or groups of people they didn’t like. For example in England at one point Gin was outlawed but not whiskey, poor people drank gin…

Marijuana prohibition was created just to target an ethnic group, it’s roots are extremely racist and have nothing to do with science or medicine, everyone thats ever wondered why the useful mj plant is illegal should check this out!


5 Responses to “Noam Chomsky talks about Marijuana”

  1. Hey dude, great blog. I found it at Heraldo’s, hope you’re still kicking around.

    This is so true, Chomsky is a linguist and cuts through the linguistic BS. This is also why the laws and the media smear campaign targeted “MARIHUANA,” the devil weed from Mexico, instead of the term Cannabis it was more popularly (and properly) known by.

  2. Paul said

    What a coincidence! I just posted a piece with the same clip. If you want to learn a little more about the Gin Craze or the 1937 Harrison Narcotics Act, drop on by!

  3. Lokes said

    Actually weed is illegal thanx to William Randolph Hearst, Yellow Journalism, Petroleum and Pharmaceutical companies. Pick up a copy of the “Emperor Wears No Clothes”.

  4. Terry said

    I like the Johnny Marijuana Seed idea better all the time.

  5. Eco Green said

    Politicians are 10 years behind the times when it comes to hemp use. People have been fighting for a long time against marijuana and pot prohibition with some movement going on now. Still too slow for those caught up in the jail system for possessing a little weed. Our freedoms have been trampled on by folks who know nothing about how beautiful cannabis can be for someones life, if one learns how to grow cannabis. Keep up the good work.

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