The website Marijuana Majority features petitions and quotes by celebrities calling for the removal of legal penalties and advocating taxing the use of cannabis.
“I don't think the campaigns of the government in this country or America are doing anything. I think it's an absolute waste of resources, the way they're going about it. You go to clubs, everybody's taking stuff, that's how it is. Most lawyers have inhaled, they've had a joint... Then they carry on with their lives,” Ringo Starr says.
McCartney is quoted as saying, “I support decriminalization. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them into criminals is wrong. It's when you're in jail you really become a criminal.”
Yoko Ono is not quoted on the site, but the site is asking people to tweet her for her opinion.
The celebrities listed on the site, who come from both sides of the political spectrum, include Morgan Fairchild, Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former President Bill Clinton, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, former President Jimmy Carter, author (and close friend of George Harrison) Deepak Chopra, MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow, Mick Jagger, Stephen Colbert, conservative tax reform advocate Grover Norquist, conservative newspaper columnist Kathleen Parker, David Crosby and TV host Montel Williams.
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