I just read where Paul McCartney was fined £100 ($170) because he planted cannabis seeds and grew cannabis on his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland. That happened 49 years ago today, March 7. His “excuse” was that he got the seeds from some fans. And he didn’t know what they would grow. In an interview, after the trial, he said,
“Well, we got a load of seeds, you know, kind of in the post, and we didn’t know what they were, you know, and we kind of planted them all, and five of them came up like – five of them came up illegal.”
Well, like, cannabis seeds turn into, like, cannabis. You know?
I’m sure, once the plants sprouted and grew, Paul was shocked by what he discovered.
Yeah, and I enjoy my life on a yellow submarine watch a girl fly through the sky with diamonds, too.
It’s sadly humorous how often celebrities (and politicians) plead some form of ignorance when they’re caught doing something illegal. Ironically, those cannabis seeds are now “legal” in a lot of places. Too bad Paul was born too early to avoid arrest (eye-roll).
He has a skewed view of marijuana/cannabis. Because he loves it. In a more recent interview he said…
“Cannabis is less harmful than rum punch, whiskey, nicotine and glue, all of which are perfectly legal,” said McCartney. “I don’t think I was doing anyone any harm whatsoever.”
Hmm…is that true?
My intuition tells me that even if I shared scientific information, videos, and a 6000 word article about the severely negative effects of pot, most people would ignore it. But here’s a short video anyway.
And just so you know…
All you pot-smoking-endorsing-promoting celebrities and politicians…
You might get away with pleading ignorance in a so-called “court of law” here on Earth. But you definitely won’t get away with anything in the actual, true Supreme Court.
You’ll stand in the weeds with your cannabis seeds,
And your pleading will get you nowhere.
All that “medical” smoke that you take and you toke,
Could reduce your soul to thin air.
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