Sting Says Anti-Marijuana Laws Really Harsh His Buzz

Sting Says Anti-Marijuana Laws Really Harsh His Buzz-photo

Pop legend Sting isn't afraid to let the world know he is down with Mary Jane.

Sting took to his blog to speak out in favor of the legalization of marijuana and an end to the War on Drugs. Sting said that he feels that the money spent on the War on Drugs could be better spent tackling poverty and global warming and that continuing to keep marijuana illegal is resulting in violent drug wars in foreign countries. From Sting's blog entry:

The 'War on Drugs' has failed - but it's worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned.

People who genuinely need help can't get it. Neither can people who need medical marijuana to treat terrible diseases.

We are spending billions, filling up our prisons with non-violent offenders and sacrificing our liberties.

For years, the 'Drug War' has been used as a pretext to lock people in prison for exorbitant lengths of time - people whose 'crimes' never hurt another human being, people who already lived at the margins of society, whose voices were the faintest and whose power was the least.

Meanwhile, resources to fight genuine crime - violent crime - have been significantly diminished.

Sting's comments have already been met with angry comments from anti-drug group DARE who said Sting should "stick to singing and not meddle in matters he doesn't understand" and that "we do not need pop stars coming out and making irresponsible statements like that." Because we all know how Sting is influencing the decisions of the kids these days!

Do you think Sting did a good thing coming out in support of marijuana legalization or do you think he is being irresponsible? Let us know what you think in the comment section.

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  • rosiemcguire460
    rosiemcguire460

    It's really good to read that even our celebrities are talking about Marijuana Legalization. I completely agree with the Pop legend Sting "People who genuinely need help can’t get it. Neither can people who need medical marijuana to treat terrible diseases. We are spending billions, filling up our prisons with non-violent offenders and sacrificing our liberties." Atleast, now the government should take some firm actions regarding medical marijuana legalization. http://bit.ly/rTEWS3

  • chae s. sone
    chae s. sone

    Type youSTOP DOPPING AMERICA IN MY LOVE Stop the legalization of dope!! China sought to restrict illegal British opium trafficking into China. But China lost two opium wars against British dope invasions; the First Opium War from 1839 to 1842, and the Second Opium War from 1856 to 1860, China was defeated in both wars leaving POWERLESSLY the Chinese government to tolerate the opium trade. Britain forced the Chinese government into signing the Treaty of Nan king and the Treaty of Tianjin, Eventually China lost Hong Kong to the dope pushing British in 1894 until it was returned to China in July 1997. As the result, the China became the most miserable addicts' nation in human history , sinking into the street junky nation. Once great nation became the deeply doped junky utopian nation having doped human garbage spread all over on the street – absolutely degenerated human destiny. Lin Zexu,임측서 Governor-General of Hunan and Hubei, recognizing the consequences of opium abuse, embarked on an anti-opium campaign in which 1,700 opium dealers were arrested and 2.6 million pounds of opium were confiscated and destroyed. Sadly Lin Zexu's policy against the drug ultimately failed. But Lin Zexu 임측서 is now viewed as a brave hero of 19th century China who stood against European imperialism and THE DOPE. His likeness has been immortalized at various locations around the world. Whiteman British dope dealer’s victory – the cruelest crime against inhumanity by the white people until the communist Moa cleaned them up in another cruelest way - when Chang Kai Sek’s corrupt government unable to rescue China even with American aid. Thus, the Chinese opium paradise lasted until the Chairman Mao’s liberation came. When Mao communists took over China, there were over 20 million useless utopian addicts. He had to eliminate the utopians to rescue China and turned it into today's RED CAPITALISTS. After the Japanese imperial army chased out the western powers from Asia. There was a pan Asian conference, the president Yun Sei University Paik Lark Joon 백락준 attended at it and once he said to his audience that many leaders of the former colonies thanked the fact that the Japanese chased the westerners out of the area as if a new era dawned to them. Really today’s new Asian world has came through the thorny humiliating historic path in the dark era. If American dope lovers open up Marijuana market, they are practically pushing America to trace the old Chinese opium highways in America. American dope lovers or politicians should rethink first the Chinese opium miseries in order to have a wiser vision. By any means we must stop legalizing Marijuana which will probably push the great America into a likely second doped China. The white missionaries to China did great job in the past. Now Chinese authorities don’t trust their growing powerbase in an excuse of faith because of the tragic dopy dopy past.. For them Christianity seem to be suspicious if they function as another Kind opium for the Chinese. If America goes on the Marihuana way, then sooner or later America will need a new American Mao to deliver us from the possible street opium junky nation. To make money, opening dope flea market is to destroy America, pushing Americans into the dead end of the dope street. The writer can tell you the true story as he saw their dope miseries in China during those disgraced dopy era. The dopy utopians just biting the swarming lices in their smelly clothes to kill on the street while others in the utopian street dreaming. Therefore, we need a stronger law and scientific method to control the dope to save America. By any means, we should stop legal potting America in these elections or in any other. Donating big money for the legalization of dope is a wrong and dangerous signal. We must spend money how to make a good medicine from the pure dope. Stop potting America! Stop legal topping America!! Rescue America from the dopy politicians. God bless the dope free America! .Chae S. Sone 10/27/2010 r comment here.

  • buddhababy84
    buddhababy84

    Just a heads up, you can't put a patent on a natural drug.Doing so means $800million in research done by the FDA.Once that's completed, the FDA puts a monopoly on the drug so only ONE company can sell it and by law you cannot do that for a natural substance.The real crime lords in the U.S are the Food and Drug Administration, The Federal Trade Commission and the BigPharm, providing us with "Legal Drugs" with side effects that give us other symptoms so that we need other prescriptions and get diagnosed with even more diseases.The hardest drugs are those already on the market owned by corporations who go around the loop hole in bribing the commissioners who vote on what drugs get passed and which dont. Who's the real enemy in this fight? You decide.

  • guest
    guest

    I believe in legalizing pot not any others.I have never done anything but pot.And AJ you need to think harder.You go sting

  • rg
    rg

    Good for you sting.And AJ you need to rethink your issues.

  • sonomamom
    sonomamom

    I believe in legalizing pot but not any harder drugs

  • Me
    Me

    AJ- you are a shining of example of the idiots in this country who think just like you. Read Ian Curtis Jr.'s comment-I couldn't have said it better myself.

  • bud101
    bud101

    A.J. smokes pot and doesnt want anyone to know.

  • Ian Curtis Jr.
    Ian Curtis Jr.

    @AJ: There wouldn't be any kingpings or drug violence if drugs were legalized, genius. Just like after prohibition when all the violence from bootlegging gangs ended, there wouldn't be any need for illegal and violent cartels because drugs would no longer be on the black market. Get it, dummy?

  • Tank Johnson
    Tank Johnson

    AJ you've proved by your comments you don't have to smoke dope to be a dope, dope.

  • AJ
    AJ

    The only people who support this are people who want easier access to party their faces off. Sting is a rich jerk who never lived in the hood and should shut his piehole. Legalizing drugs means druglords will have a larger territory. It means MORE murders of innocent people. MORE crime. Not to mention all the people driving and working under the influence because now they legally can. Don't we have enough to contend with all the drunk drivers on the road now we have to add the drug addicts? Sting, go back to playing bass and shut your mouth. If you want to legalize drugs, go tell the U.K. to do it instead of influencing the USA. We have enough problems here. BTW, the drug war is failing because bourgeois scum like you keep buying illegal drugs to get your own buzz going. That's the best solution to the drug wars - for idiots like you to STOP BUYING drugs. Then we wouldn't be wasting tax dollars, now would we? We're losing tax dollars on this because people like you are weak and need drugs to get through life. Every innocent person who has been killed in South America, Afghanisan, Mexico, and other nations so that your drugs could reach you I'm sure is grateful they could sacrifice their lives for your entertainment, you selfish bastard.

  • pibble
    pibble

    Good for him!" All it causes in me is the odd typo - as you can see. I should have a proof reader!

  • Jerry
    Jerry

    At least Sting is not a bottom feeder, which is someone who uses cannabis but will not openly support it. Let's hope Sting is not the only entertainer to come out in favor of the legalization of cannabis. It's going to take everyone who supports legalizing cannabis to do their part this year and before the November 2010 California vote to legalize it

  • pibble
    pibble

    Good for him! The image that "the devils weed" will corrupt the youth of the wold - that within moments of a "toke" they will end up buggering each another in a sordid romp that would make babylon blush, or selling their grans artificial leg for "da cronic" is colourful and but rubbish. I have my own business, two homes (and yes food in the fridge and no morgage due), married but no brood and I love a smoke. Im not a big drinker so enjoy a social smoke with friends and on my own with music to ease away any stress from the day. In my early 20s yes i smoked more, yes i dabbled with other drugs also - but they bored me and on the whole made me feel like a a chewed piece of gum - so i stopped doing them - they made me feel "dumb" But I have kept a lil smoke bubbling away, for example last year I didnt have a joint for 5 months, july to just before christmas when I thought - why not. Good for sting to speak out Robert Mitchum did "back in the day"

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