Sting, otherwise known as Gordan Matthew Thomas Sumner, has gotta be a stoner. He speaks out via blog and discusses an issue that some consider taboo and forbidden — the legalization of marijuana. Sting states:
“The ‘War on Drugs’ has failed – but it’s worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned. People who genuinely need help can’t get it. Neither can people who need medical marijuana to treat terrible diseases. We are spending billions, filling up our prisons with non-violent offenders and sacrificing our liberties. For years, the ‘Drug War’ has been used as a pretext to lock people in prison for exorbitant lengths of time – people whose ‘crimes’ never hurt another human being, people who already lived at the margins of society, whose voices were the faintest and whose power was the least. Meanwhile, resources to fight genuine crime – violent crime – have been significantly diminished.”
It’s not surprising that Sting’s a supporter of pot — anyone who rocks that mountain-man facial hair and wears Free People sweaters has gotta toke it up once in awhile. Come on, where do you think he got the inspiration for his mad zen-tantric sex moves?
Oh, yeah, and do you agree with the music man’s sentiments?