‘You Can’t Roll a Joint on the Cover of a Digital Download’: Cannabis Quotes of the Week

Hello and welcome to Leafly’s roundup of the week’s most notable (and occasionally horrific) cannabis quotables.

“You can’t roll a joint on the cover of a digital download.”

— R&B artist Erykah Badu, when asked by Vulture.com, “Is anything being lost in how younger people absorb music?”

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“I’m not up here to sell cannabis as being the end-all-be-all magic bullet. It’s like anything else: it works for some, it doesn’t work for others. One of the biggest challenges we as a legislative body are going to face is coming through all the smoke, all the fear mongering, all the stigma, the ignorance.”

— Republican Indiana State Rep.  Jim Lucas, calling for a state study of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis

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“All those lessons I took about not taking drugs were all for nothing.”

— an unnamed 9-year-old at an Albuquerque, New Mexico elementary school, where a fifth-grader mistakenly supplied fellow students with cannabis-infused gummy bears

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“I thought I had seen it all when I saw this.”

— Mississippi State Rep Andy Gipson, referring to an $18.99 vial of  synthetic human urine purchased just a few miles from the state Capitol, complete with with instructions on to keep it at body temperature. (The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers is pushing a bill to ban fake urine.)

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“If black shoot them.”

Assistant Police Chief Todd Shaw in Prospect, Kentucky, in response to a recruit’s query about the proper way to handle juveniles caught with marijuana. (He is now a former assistant police chief.)

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“As we build the future, we are committed to righting the wrongs of prohibition, which is why we are pledging a portion of our personal holdings to support people who have suffered due to unjust and misguided cannabis policies.”
— Privateer Holdings founders Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue, and Christian Groh, pledging to donate equity equivalent to $5 million to help communities harmed by cannabis prohibition

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