Cannabis consumers are very often pictured as lazy people with no ambitions whose brain cells are slowly disappearing. But that’s not the case at all, marijuana can truly help you relax when needed, and some of the world’s most famous and successful people are advocates and consumers.
A recent study, conducted by market researchers BDS Analytics, discovered that 20% of consumers in California and Colorado graduated with a master’s degree, and their annual income is significantly higher than those who don’t consume ($93,800 to $70,000). Marijuana users have also been found to be more social, prone to volunteering and actually more responsible than others.
So maybe you should be glad that in Los Angeles, Denver or Las Vegas, marijuana can be easily purchased. And just to clear some things up, here are some of the most successful cannabis consumers you didn’t know consumed:
Back in 2018, he created a storm when he smoked a joint during Joe Rogan’s webcast. Some people said he stepped out of line, others claimed it to be a new habit, but Musk himself never commented on the topic. Interestingly, he is planning to include hemp along with coffee in the cargo that will be sent to International Space Station later this year to see if this cosmic journey may have any effect on the plants.
He was an astronomer and cosmologist known for popularizing science and assembling the first physical messages sent into space. Sagan was also a marijuana user and an active voice speaking for its benefits and legalization. He believed that cannabis could have a significant, but positive influence on our brains, so he kept speaking out on the subject until his death in 1996.
Goldberg is probably one of the loudest and most prominent voices speaking out for cannabis. She is widely known for the love for her vape pen (she even wrote a love letter to it) and praising the benefits of using marijuana. The comedy legend and businesswoman is even a co-founder of a cannabis brand alongside Maya Elisabeth, the founder of Om Edibles. They focus primarily on how marijuana can help women with their menstrual pains.
A British activist, philanthropist and business magnate, the founder of the Virgin Group now controls more than 400 companies around the world. He’s also a member of the Global Drug Commission and an active spokesperson for cannabis’ advantages. He’s even an advocate for parents smoking pot with their children claiming that it’s better to do it together than let children go exploring all on their own.
An American retail businesswoman, writer, and television personality, Stewart is the role model of the perfect housewife, but also a strong, independent woman providing for herself. She has admitted to experimenting with cannabis products, mostly for health and beauty purposes. Now she’s teaming up with one of the biggest pot companies in the world to develop a series of cannabis-based animal, food and cosmetic products. She even rapped about pot brownies with her cooking show co-host, Snoop Dogg.
Johnson is an American businessman who served as the New Mexico governor for eight years, he was also the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in 2012 and 2016, and the US Senate for the 2018 New Mexico elections. Though he limited his marijuana use for the campaign because of the fear of losing voters, he is known as a regular user. He was even the CEO of Cannabis Sativa Inc., a company developing and selling cannabis oils and concentrates.
Now it’s hard to imagine the basketball world without Phil Jackson. He won two championships as a player. When he wanted to try to become a coach, he almost wasn’t allowed because of his cannabis consumption (even during his playing days). It was the 1970s and pot was treated like any other drug. Luckily, he got a shot and won 11 championships as a coach.
We don’t know for sure if Mead was a user herself, but the famous cultural anthropologist was definitely a loud voice speaking about the benefits of marijuana, as she studied its use in different societies and environments. Even during her testimony in Congress in 1969, she claimed that cannabis was not nearly as bad as tobacco or alcohol.
By many considered to be the best songwriter in the history of music, the ex-Beatle was introduced to marijuana by Bob Dylan in 1964 and kept smoking regularly for almost 50 years. It never slowed him down while writing for The Beatles, nor was it when he launched his incredibly successful solo career. He was a reliable business partner, a great father, and a loving husband. All while also staying faithful to cannabis.
And the list could go on
Quite impressive, right? These aren’t bad examples to follow. With all the growing public support for legalization, the ridiculous notion that every marijuana user is a lazy under-achiever may finally be fading away.
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