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50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant
The Huffington Post  | by  Ryan J. Reilly & Robin Wilkey


Posted: 04/18/2014 11:13 am EDT

A version of this story was first published in 2013.

These guys just blew pothead stereotypes up in smoke.

Though marijuana opponents have long pointed suggesting that weed is tied to a lack of motivation, a sampling of successful people who have admitted using the drug suggests otherwise.

Pot policy reform group Marijuana Policy Project has released a list of the top 50 most influential Americans who have used marijuana, and it's a doozy.

The list contains politicians, Supreme Court justices, entertainers, entrepreneurs and a certain leader of the free world who had a habit of “intercepting” joints as a teen in Hawaii. Some admitted only to trying the drug once or twice, while others, like Maya Angelou, reportedly “smoked marijuana with abandon.”

“The goal here is to dispel the myth that marijuana users are ‘losers’ who lack motivation, and highlight the fact that they are typically productive and oftentimes quite successful,” said Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, in a release. “As this list demonstrates, many of our nation’s most successful citizens have used marijuana.”

Check out the slideshow below for MPP's full list of of the top most 50 influential Americans who have used marijuana:

slideshow at link...some surprises there..

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Scanning that list, I'm not sure it is the best sales pitch for legalization. Snoop Dog, Miley, Hugh Hefner?  (the Rush Limbaugh medical marijuana quote originated on a hoax site, I'm surprised they didn't know that) .
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I didn't like it.  Made my eyes burn, my nose swell and my stomach feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  There was one drug that I tried, one time and it was very good.  It was so good it frightened me and I never used it again.  I imagined myself throwing it into an open wound on my leg like an old Chinaman.
I didn't like morphine when I had it in the hospital.  I can't take normal painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen or the other one.  Again, I imagined myself getting addicted to morphine and throwing it into a open sore in my leg.  The nurse told me you don't get addicted to morphine, you get addicted to laudenum.  I don't know where I got the image of an old Chinaman tossing opiates into an open sore into his leg.
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Isn't this like saying I drank a glass of wine and didn't turn into a homeless alcholic bum living under the bridge, therefore alcohol never is harmful to anyone?
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I didn't like it.  Made my eyes burn, my nose swell and my stomach feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  There was one drug that I tried, one time and it was very good.  It was so good it frightened me and I never used it again.  I imagined myself throwing it into an open wound on my leg like an old Chinaman.
I didn't like morphine when I had it in the hospital.  I can't take normal painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen or the other one.  Again, I imagined myself getting addicted to morphine and throwing it into a open sore in my leg.  The nurse told me you don't get addicted to morphine, you get addicted to laudenum.  I don't know where I got the image of an old Chinaman tossing opiates into an open sore into his leg.

I enjoy the odd hit of weed - helps me sleep when nothing else does. Salted cigs really work well - mix of tobacco, weed and opium. Morphine, on the other hand, gets me both violent and paranoid.
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