Iconic astronomer/author Carl Sagan —
muzzled by the Feds in life, preaches legalization
from beyond this pale blue dot. (image via Marijuana.com)
Carl Sagan would have loved 2014: commercial space vehicles, an exploding list of exoplanets, and legal weed — gloriously legal weed.
founder Tom Angell spent a few days this summer in the Library of Congress researching the iconic
American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author and has come away with a bounty.
Angell says he found some never-before-released writings
on marijuana policy from the author of classics such as ‘Contact’ and the TV show ‘Cosmos’, which is the most widely watched series in the history of American public television.
Many know now the NASA scientist used cannabis to spark creativity
, and — as another noted weed-head Steve Jobs
said — think differently.
“I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system, unavailable to us without such drugs,” Sagan wrote in 1971, under the name Mr. X.