“Marijuana will be legal some day,” comedy legend Lenny Bruce once predicted, “because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.”
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A legendarily fearless performer, Bruce was famously arrested numerous times in the 1960s for freely expressing himself on drugs, religion, politics, sex and other taboo topics of the day. He also wrote and self-published a satirical pamphlet called The Pot Smokers that coolly mocked the era’s hype and hysteria around cannabis.
As for his prediction of impending legalization, while it may have taken two generations longer than promised, it did come to pass—at…
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