|From a letter written by Abe Lincoln to the head of the Hohner Hamonica company in Germany.|
Here are a few other presidential quotes:
Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.
- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President
Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.
- George Washington, U.S. President
We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.
- John Adams, U.S. President
Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marihuana in private for personal use... Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marihuana.
- Jimmy Carter, U.S. President
I inhaled frequently. That was the point.
- Barack Obama, U.S. President
The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our nation's marijuana laws. -Barack Obama, January 2004