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Entry from January 28, 2023
“Congratulations to drugs for winning the war on drugs”

“Congratulations to drugs for winning the war on drugs” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.
   
“We’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs” was posted on Twitter by two owls on August 23, 2016. “I’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs” was posted on Twitter by BG on August 24, 2016. “WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE DRUGS FOR WINNING THE WAR ON DRUGS” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Phishgod on August 25, 2016. “Congratulations to drugs, for winning the war on drugs” was posted on Twitter by Brendan Padilla on August 25, 2016.
   
“I have joined the war on drugs on the side of drugs” is a related saying.
   
       
Wikipedia: War on drugs   
The war on drugs is a global campaign, led by the United States federal government, of drug prohibition, military aid, and military intervention, with the aim of reducing the illegal drug trade in the United States. The initiative includes a set of drug policies that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of psychoactive drugs that the participating governments and the United Nations have made illegal. The term was popularized by the media shortly after a press conference given on June 18, 1971, by President Richard Nixon—the day after publication of a special message from President Nixon to the Congress on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control—during which he declared drug abuse “public enemy number one”. That message to the Congress included text about devoting more federal resources to the “prevention of new addicts, and the rehabilitation of those who are addicted” but that part did not receive the same public attention as the term “war on drugs”. Two years prior to this, Nixon had formally declared a “war on drugs” that would be directed toward eradication, interdiction, and incarceration.
     
Twitter
two owls
@twoowlsmusic
We’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs
9:09 PM · Aug 23, 2016
   
Twitter
BG
@BrianGelston
I’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs
8:18 PM · Aug 24, 2016
   
Twitter
Tacuma Gamba
@DeZigNeInk
Shot out to Drugs for winning the war on drugs. #GameOver
8:39 PM · Aug 24, 2016
   
Twitter
Horsehead Basketballshield
@phil_system32
Today I would like to congratulate Drugs for winning the War on Drugs
10:05 PM · Aug 24, 2016
   
Twitter
Practice Sprituality
@PSprituality
Replying to @rapplerdotcom
“We would like to Congratulate Drugs for Winning the War on Drugs!”
11:38 PM · Aug 24, 2016
   
Twitter
Phishgod
@chiefplan1
#IThinkItsOnlyFair
that we congratulate drugs
for winning the war on drugs
(The following text is shown on an image. A television news anchor is shown.—ed.)
WE WOULD LIKE
TO CONGRATULATE DRUGS
FOR WINNING THE
WAR ON DRUGS
12:54 AM · Aug 25, 2016
   
Twitter
Brendan Padilla
@swagdadderino
Congratulations to drugs, for winning the war on drugs
1:11 PM · Aug 25, 2016
 
Twitter
BParker
@UnofficiallyBP
“I’d like to congratulate drugs
for winning the war on drugs.”
#EndTheWarOnDrugs
2:53 PM · Aug 25, 2016
   
Twitter
DJ NYMBLE DIGITZ
@UT_mish3al
Congratulations to #drugs for winning the war on drugs! #WarOnDrugs
8:33 PM · Apr 6, 2017
   
Twitter
Kris 🧚🏼‍♀️
@listenkreben
Congrats to drugs for winning the war on drugs
10:25 AM · Apr 17, 2017
 
Twitter
((( Segen )))✡️
@StatistSmacker
Mazel tov to drugs for winning the war on drugs. Despite 40+ years of trying to get rid of them… they’re still here.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
LET’S TAKE A MOMENT
TO CONGRATULATE DRUGS
FOR WINNING THE WAR ON DRUGS
5:50 PM · Aug 17, 2018
   
Twitter
Kat Stark
@WetcoastKat
I’ve seen a few people posting this meme. Made me lawl for real.
Congratulations to drugs for winning the war on drugs. #ohcanada🍁
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CONGRATULATIONS TO DRUGS
FOR WINNING THE WAR ON
DRUGS
9:41 PM · Oct 16, 2018
 
17 October 2018, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Canada’s pot legalization makes headlines around the world” (online):
And, of course, there were plenty of memes and jokes on social media, including many with well-known marijuana advocate Snoop Dog, and some reading “Congratulations drugs for winning the war on drugs.”
     
Twitter,     
Fabiola Maria Fernandez De La Cruz
@ForeverFadzi
Just seen someone with a shirt that says “I’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs”  I cackled
9:36 AM · Jan 30, 2020
 
Reddit—HistoryMemes
Posted by u/saucy_corvette July 6, 2020
I would like to congratulate drugs for winning the War On Drugs
(US President Richard Nixon is shown.—ed.)
 
iFunny
The_Gopnik
22 jun 2021
I’d like to once again congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs O MLIVE COM - 2 MIN READ Flint’s old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections
 
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E_Double8
28 jun 2021
I’d like to once again congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs 2 MIN READ Flint’s old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections
   
Twitter
Gin La Rue
@GinLaRue369
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I’d Like To Congratulate Drugs - For Winning The War On Drugs T-shirt
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#shirt #tee
5:35 PM · Nov 15, 2022
 
Twitter
Jessica Green
@soupcanarchist
Congratulations to drugs, for winning the war on drugs.
5:30 PM · Jan 25, 2023
 
Twitter 
mm
@mixedmatches1
we’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs
7:12 PM · Jan 27, 2023
 
Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
Follow @thesigmaancap for liberty memes
(The following text is shown on an image. A television news anchor is shown.—ed.)
WE WOULD LIKE
TO CONGRATULATE DRUGS
FOR WINNING THE
WAR ON DRUGS
12:33 PM · Jan 30, 2023

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