April 25, 2016—Roger Stone, the dexterous political animal currently on the outs with the Donald Trump campaign, will soon be growing medical marijuana under the namesake of his hero and former boss, President Richard Milhous Nixon. Watch out for “Tricky Dick.”
“We are legally farming a strain of marijuana in Northern California in Yorba Linda, the hometown of Richard Nixon, called Tricky Dick,” Stone told WFOR’s Jim DeFede. “That’s a very unique blend of marijuana. You smoke it, you become very paranoid, and you want to go to a Chinese restaurant.”
Stone then showed off a Nixon bong, hash pipe, and another “smoking device,” which were sold in the 1960s and 70s to mock the “not a crook” disgraced president, whom Stone campaigned for at a relatively young age before getting a job in the Equal Opportunity Employment office under the Nixon administration.
In a recent interview with Harper’s magazine, Nixon policy advisor John Ehrlichman admitted, “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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