Let’s not forget that cannabis was outlawed because some idiot got his funding cut and needed to vilify some new drug. So he said, “marijuana makes Mexicans thirst for white blood!” Then in the 70’s, there was a huge push for Nixon to decriminalize, but, as said by his aide,
“We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
So fuck that guy.