Mario Cuomo Leaves Us With a Great Quote

Governor Mario Cuomo
Governor Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo, three-term former governor of New York, died today. Because NY state governors are sworn in on New Year’s Day, it was the same day his son, Andrew Cuomo, was sworn in for his second term as governor.

But I’m writing here about this extraordinary quote I found in an article about him:

“Given recent attitudes, it would be a prohibition revisited, legislating what couldn’t be enforced, and creating a disrespect for law in general.”

He was actually talking about the possible prohibition of legal abortion at the time, but clearly it’s also a very astute observation about prohibition in general and cannabis in particular!

About Old Hippie Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.

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