"Legalize It" as written by and Peter Tosh....
Legalize it
Don't criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

Some call it tamjee
Some call it the weed
Some call it marijuana, daya
Some of them call it ganja

Never mind, got to legalize it
And don't criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

Singers smoke it
And players of instrument too
Legalize it, yeah yeah
That's the best thing you can do

Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even lawyer, too

So you've got to legalize it
And it don't criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

It's good for the flu
Good for asthma
Good for tuberculosis
Even numara thrombosis

Go to legalize it
Don't criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

Birds eat it
Ants love it
Fowls eat it
Goats love to play with it

So you've got to legalize it
And it don't criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

Keep on telling you legalize it


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"Legalize It" as written by Peter Tosh

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    General Commenti think that Peter Tosh is underestimated and he has alot of talent in both singing and song writing. i also think that ganga should be legalized, there is nothing wrong with it. "DOCTORS SMOKE IT, NURSES SMOKE IT
    JUDGES SMOKE IT, EVEN LAWYER, TOO, SO YOU'VE GOT TO..."
    rootsrockreggaeon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad to see sombody finally added some Tosh. But could somebody please add more. I've got a greatest hits album with no lyrics. Thanks!
    Ratton September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree, I just discovered it, today, that was playing in a store, and i was thinking wow that sounds good, the guy told me that tosh was more popular than bob in jamaica, as they were both alive..anyway i havent hheard this song but i agree, because anyway you cant keep people from doing it, and this way the worse you do is make em feel guilty about it, like if it was something -wrong- ... thou i dont think we should prescribe it, if ya want to do it, do it, and someday i know you will get tired of it... its like a medecine... it is to be taken for a period of time... untill you feel better! :)
    -i'd like to see more lyrics of that guy too..!
    PeaceInMeon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdreamer, do you know that from a first-hand experience or what? is that a fact? i don't think so. yeah, it is mostly smoking, but many people eat cannibis sativa.

    i agree with tosh's message, but some of the lyrics are exaggerated, like the doctors and lawyers smoking it. some might, but most of them are braindead drones just following the laws.
    AeroLed286on April 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe whole legalize thing....
    If everybody would smoke instead of drinking beer...
    When the footbaal championships where in Holland and Belgium, there only were riots in Belgium. Wonder why...... IT`S GOOD FOR RIOTS
    Woolfon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree Peter Tosh is a great singer and is pretty cool. I like this song but I do think it's funny. Birds eat it? And then the bird noises. Yeah I don't know about the plausibility of the song, but animals and rich/sucessful people do love it, so he gets the point across.
    AmberAmeliaon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Smoking pot doesn't help any of the sicknesses he listed."

    As a matter of fact, I think you're wrong.

    For one, marijuana smoke opens up airways, thusly, it helps asthma patients.

    Also, marijuana smoke inhibits vomitting. Therefore it makes having the flu a little bit more comfortable.

    "As old as History itself, both Cannabis and Tuberculosis have been an important part of mankind's development [1]. Now new reports have opened up new avenues for research. Cannabis Seeds & Extracts were long thought to be among the only ethnobotanicals effective against TB, but the link remained elusive [2]. Then with Cannabis Prohibition all such research was stopped"

    I have no information about Thrombosis, but Peter Tosh knew what he was talking about, and dreamer, you're a moron. Know your facts before you post.
    nyshon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentairways in your lungs, that is.*

    As opposed to tobacco smoke, which restricts your airways
    nyshon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentas a matter of fact, I know a very successful lawyer who enjoys a good smoke. So yes, Doctors and lawyers enjoy the ganja. marijuana has also been proven to be useful in numerous medical conditions.
    so the question remains, why does cannabis remain a schedule I drug when several states have legalized its medical use?
    surge55on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCured my asthma so anyone of you who doubt ganjas gifts are just closed mined fools who need to take a toke
    waldo0788on January 19, 2008   Link

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