Carl Sagan on Cannabis

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America’s Beloved Scientist on Embracing Cannabis

“Cannabis brings us an awareness that we spend a lifetime being trained to overlook and forget and put out of our minds.” – Mr. X

Who Is Carl Sagan?

Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, and author. He wrote many popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca’s Brain, and Pale Blue Dot, and narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries.

Carl Sagan’s Hot Take on Cannabis

Mr. Sagan wrote an essay in 1969, using the pseudonym “Mr. X,” where he outlined the personal benefits of smoking marijuana, which eventually appeared in the 1971 book Reconsidering Marijuana. He also shared his views on legalizing cannabis. Legalization would help any cannabis entrepreneur to trade in stock exchanges and move the trade onto the above ground market.

The complete essay can be found at The Library. It’s a longer read approximately 15 minutes but it’s absolutely worth it if you’re a Carl Sagan fan, cannabis fan, or both.

TL;DR Carl Sagan loved cannabis and you should too