We know you don’t agree (I mean, you’re reading this), but for many people out there, cannabis is still very much taboo and can drum up images of jobless, lazy, slobs.
Obviously, that’s not true, and this list of 10 highly functional, very effective, and downright famous stoners will drive that point home.
If you encounter anyone trying to tell you about a “lazy pothead” blow this list in their faces.
If you know anything about the Black and Yellow rapper, you’ll know he definitely enjoys the green, too.
Peruse his Instagram, and you’ll see the hip-hop star is definitely not shy about his enjoyment of cannabis. He’s even announced plans to start making a direct business out of his love of the stuff
According to Forbes, Wiz has partnered with RiverRock Cannabis to start branding their product with his name as well getting his own strain, called Khalifa Kush. If you’ve ever wanted to smoke Wiz, this is the closest you’ll probably get.
A vocal advocate of weed, one look at Sagan’s accomplishments and you can’t say all stoners are doomed for mediocrity.
Although no longer with us, the writer, astronomer, astrophysicist, and so much more, did so an impressive amount with his life–including sending the first physical messages into space in the hopes of communicating with exterrestials (how badass is that?).
Among his works was a beautifully written essay on the use of cannabis, in which he said being high allowed him to appreciate music and art, and even made sex better. You can read his essay here.
With one of the most recognizable voices in the world, Freeman is also quite vocal about not only using cannabis, but legalizing it, too.
The movie star, a fibromyalgia sufferer, said that weed helps him deal with his daily pain. In addition, he told the Daily Beast that since a near-fatal car accident, weed has also helped with the making the discomfort he experiences from the injuries more bearable as well.
Ranked as the 4th highest box office star with a gross of over $4.3 billion, Freeman says he’ll take weed in any form. He’ll “eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!” (The last one sounds kinda painful)
Don’t think we need to explain why the late Steve Jobs is someone to be impressed by.
The former Apple CEO didn’t make it much of a secret that he enjoyed recreational drug use — including LSD — and regularly enjoying pot, especially during his younger years.
Jobs said that not only did pot allow him to relax, but also allowed him to be more creative. In addition to LSD, Jobs says that drug use was pivotal in his life and career.
With an appreciation so deep for weed, Rogen even wrote and starred in a movie all about it (well, and about some other stuff, too).
His run of successful comedies are pretty outlandish (have you seen the trailer for Sausage Party?), and it’s hard not to think that–well we probably know–he was pretty stoned when he conceptualized them.
A member of NORML, Rogen, like many others on this list, is a huge proponent of reforming cannabis laws.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress can be described as “I don’t give a f*ck” embodied, and she certainly doesn’t give any when it comes to her smoking up.
Despite having 17 Grammy noms and no wins, Snoop Dogg still has a crap-ton to be proud of, being one of the most recognizable rappers of all time and all.
Outside of music, Snoop is also an active investor, putting money into medical weed delivery service,Eaze and is making a name for himself in the cannabis business, launching digital media site, Merry Jane, and creating a brand of cannabis products called Leafs by Snoop.
Do what you love, they say.
Founder of the Virgin Group, Branson has made a name for himself not only in air travel but in music with his respective Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Records endeavors.
The business genius, valued at over $5 billion, is a supporter of cannabis legalization and has even said that he enjoys smoking with his son and sees selling it (once legal of course) as a viable business option.
You definitely don’t go the title of “Sir” in front of our name for nothing.
If you’ve ever been in the market for a guide book, there’s a good chance that “Rick Steves”was printed on the cover.
The author and TV and radio host, like Seth Rogen, is a member of NORML and has been an especially prominent voice in cannabis reform in his home state of Washington.
For Steves, pot is like any other soft drug, like alcohol, and should be regulated as so. An avid cannabis user, Steves says that cannabis has helped him become more open, and in that, a better writer.
Of course you have to include Willie Nelson on this list. The prolific musician, writer, actor, activist, writer, poet–the list goes on and on like his pigtails.
Just like many others on this list, Nelson pushes strongly for cannabis legalization and like Steves and Rogen, has joined the ranks of NORML.
Most recently, in light of legalization of cannabis in some states, Nelson announced his own line of product called Willie’s Reserve and has plans to expand as more states reform their laws.