One of the many wonderful things about marijuana is that it has the power to bring all types of different people together regardless of background, level of education, age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity. And while the image of the classic stoner with long, unkempt hair, wearing tie-dye shirt and sandals is usually the first thing you may think of when you hear that someone uses marijuana regularly, that is an unfortunate stereotype that will hopefully go away soon. Studies and self-reporting have continued to show that cannabis users nowadays come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes!
Check out this video from Strange Buds where three scientific professionals from very different disciplines get together to smoke marijuana with each other for the first time. Soon after smoking, things quickly get a little technical and deep as they touch on a number of different topics ranging from cannabis and its effects on the human body, to politics, philosophy, biology, and even physics. Despite their differing point of views they all seemed to have a great time, which just goes to show that no matter what your education level is, you can still reap the benefits of marijuana!
An Ethnobotanist, Philosopher and Space Scientist Smoke Weed Together | Strange Buds |
It may come as a surprise to many but some of the most brilliant minds of our time indulged in marijuana use from time to time! Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and world renowned astrophysicist, Carl Sagan for example. Both enjoyed their herb from time to time and still managed to excel in their respective fields. Check out the snippet below for info on other famous intellectuals that would normally be considered potheads under different circumstances!
It’s been reported the Apple co-founder smoked pot and took LSD in his first semester at Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1972. Since dropping out from the school, he’s only gone on to become one of the most successful and wealthiest people in America. In 1984, he received the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, Fortune Magazine named him the most powerful person in business and then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger inducted him into the California Hall of Fame. Fortune also named him CEO of the Decade in 2009 while Forbes ranked him #57 on their list of the World’s Most Powerful People that same year. The Financial Times named Jobs its person of the year for 2010.
I’m not sure, but I don’t think you can have those kind of accolades being dumb. Plus, the guy’s a Beatles fan, dated Joan Baez, and sold one of his houses to Bono from U2. That’s some hip, hip company, my friend.
Astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, pothead.
It’s hard to argue for pot slowing you down when you look at Carl Sagan’s record. Apparently a confirmed and admitted stoner, among his many achievements are a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, a best-selling novel, as well as more than 500 science papers and articles. He was a founding member of the Planetary Society, and he won a pipe load of scientific awards. Hardly surprising, he is said to have believed in the validity of stoned insights. I believe in them too, it’s just that Carl’s revolved around the origins of the cosmos, not which bagel store is open at 3 in the morning.