Paul McCartney Was Busted Several Times Throughout The 70īs And 80īs
maandag, 13 december 2004
Paul McCartney - Beatle and long time pro-pot advocate was busted several times throughout the 60's, 70's and 80's.
McCartney: "I support decriminalization. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them criminal is wrong."
"I think the 'Just say no' mentality is so crazed. I saw a thing in a women's magazine the other day. 'He smokes cannabis, what am I to do? He laughs it off when I try to tell him, he says it's not really harmful.."
"Of course you're half hoping the advice will be, 'Well, you know it's not that harmful; if you love him, if you talk to him about it, tell him maybe he should keep it in the garden shed or something,' you know, a reasonable point of view.
But of course it was, 'No, no, all drugs are bad. Librium's good, Valium's good. But cannabis, ooooh!' I hate that unreasoned attitude."
1984 saw Paul speaking his words of wisdom after being busted with Linda for cannabis possesion in Barbados. They were fined the equivalent of $200 each.
In 1980, Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail after being held for more than a week. He had been arrested when nearly half a pound of marijuana was found in his luggage during a Band on the Run concert tour in 1980. "I think we could decrimalize marijuana, and I'd like to see a really unbised medical report on it," he said after being deported from Japan.
He was once arrested in 1972, for growing it.
Paul McCartney helped pay for a 1967 advertisement in the London Times that called for legalization of pot possession, release of all prisoners on possession charges and government research into marijuana's medical uses.
John Lennon told a Paris newspaper that their band smoked pot at Buckingham Palace before being decorated by the queen in 1965.
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