A collection of our favorite quotes relating to all things cannabis- nature, plants, gardening, medicine, healing, and consciousness.
Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
-Liberty Hyde Bailey
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
A gardener learns more in the mistakes than in the successes.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day.
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.
The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.
You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving - and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it - and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.
The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
-W. H. Davies
It makes me feel the way I need to feel.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. - Thomas Edison
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best doctor gives the least medicine.
You cannot poison your body into health with drugs, chemo or radiation. "Health" can only be achieved with healthful living.
Despite the gardener's best intentions, nature will improvise.
-Michael P. Garofalo
I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.
I do smoke, but I don't go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It's about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don't hurt anybody.
Hemp has no enemies.
Nature is the healer of disease.
Let thy kitchen be thy apothecary; and, let foods be your medicine.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year ‘fighting’ it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it’s ALL DOCUMENTED.
-Alex E. Jones
They've outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet.
One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.
-Dr. Royal Lee
Like people, plants respond to extra attention.
-H. Peter Loewer
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning... But never at dusk.
If the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.
I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
-Julie Moir Messervy
Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.
Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
You must give to get. You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest.
In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.
Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you’re the fucking criminal.
Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.
-W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman
Among all my autopsies (and I have performed over 1000), I have never seen a person who died of old age. In fact, I do not think that anyone has ever died of old age yet. We invariably die because one vital part has worn out too early in proportion to the rest of the body. -Dr. Hans Selye
I'm for legalizing marijuana. Why pick on those drugs? Valium is legal. You just go to a doctor and get it and overdose on it - what's the difference? Prozac, all that stuff, so why not marijuana? Who cares? It's something that grows out of the ground - why not? Go smoke a head of cabbage. I don't care what you smoke.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
-Abram L. Urban
One spider mite is ten thousand too many!
Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all.
Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.
The only serious side effect of marijuana is that you might get arrested.
In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
-Francis Young, [DEA Administrative Law Judge – 1988]