Why Martin Luther King is Important to the Marijuana Movement

Stuff Stoners Like takes activism seriously. Sure, we’re a bunch of stoners and we LOVE to smoke weed, but that doesn’t mean we’re ignorant. In fact, we’re students of history. And, we think in order to effectively fight the war on drugs takes a deep understanding and a great appreciation of our nation’s history. Just like us, those involved in the Marijuana Movement aren’t just fighting for legalization, we’re not just fighting for safe access and the ability to choose how we medicate, we’re not just battling stereotypes, discrimination, and injustice…in essence we’re struggling for CIVIL RIGHTS!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Please tell Stuff Stoners Like you’ve read or heard that shit before! Those words sound familiar because they’re interwoven into the fabric of our great nation. Right this very moment people want to tell us how to medicate, what you can and can’t do with your body…what plants you can and cannot consume. But it wasn’t always that way in our country. This erosion of our CIVIL RIGHTS frightens us as it should frighten YOU.

Think about it for a second…MLK was THE chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in THE civil rights movement. He successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. We LOVE and admire MLK because he fought for equal rights. And, that’s what we’re fighting for as well. We can only ever aspire to have a similar impact in America regarding the Marijuana Movement as we continue to fight for equal rights. The big difference; back then…people we’re out for blood and they murdered our leaders. Maybe things are more like they were then…than they have ever been in recent history, with all the bullshit that just went down in Arizona. Keep in mind, MLK was assassinated in 1968 because of his activism!

We’re no experts on the man, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not passionate, honest, and sincere when we say he’s one of our heroes. We’re inspired by MLK and we create this blog and participate in the Marijuana Movement in his honor. MLK fought against deep-rooted, unspeakable injustice and did it by preaching nonviolence. In his time, he was considered a subversive, just like you and I who medicate with marijuana, and he advocated for a complete revolution, just like you and I.

Recognizing King’s birthday and celebrating the day to commemorate him gives us great pride. The Civil Rights Movement has many parallels to our own. And, nothing reflects that point better than our Pipe Dream speech. Did you know this federal holiday was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time just about a decade years ago? Yeah, and you thought The Civil Rights Movement ended when MLK’s life did…back in 1968, didn’t you?

4 Responses to “Why Martin Luther King is Important to the Marijuana Movement”

  1. Moe

    Thank you Dr. King!!

  2. zach


    I have a dream!!!! Stoners can get their munchies without discrimination.

  3. ingalls 27

    hell yaa bro smoke dat dank!!!


    We need to keep working on legalization state by state if we have to. We have a legalization petition for our state that we would appreciate any support possible. Thankyou.

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