Top 5 Most Successful Cannabis Smokers

5 of the World’s most successful Cannabis smokers, who help dispel some of the misplaced stereotypes attached to the use of weed.

Sir Paul McCartney

Musical legend and billionaire Sir Paul McCartney openly admits that he used to be a regular cannabis smoker. Sir Paul, who was also a supporter of the Independent on Sunday’s cannabis campaign, recalled how he broke the news of the influence of pot to the Beatles’ producer, Sir George Martin. “When George asked me, ‘do you know what caused Pepper?’ I said, ‘in one word – pot’.” The producer refused to believe him saying, “But you weren’t on it all the time.” Sir Paul said he had replied: “Yes, we were.” He only quit when Heather Mills said he had to choose between her and the weed. In hindsight he maybe should of chose Mary Jane..

Sir Richard Branson mogul Sir Richard Branson is the 236th richest person in the world and is the founder of the Virgin empire, which encompasses everything from airlines to record stores to cell phones. He made his entire multi-billion dollar fortune from absolutely nothing. Not only does he smoke weed, he also chooses to get high with his 21-year-old son. He has publicly stated that there’s nothing wrong with smoking cannabis, has petitioned for the legalization of weed, and even said that if it were legal, he’d sell it.

Barack Obama

Almost every American President before Barry, from Washington to Clinton to Bush, has had a cannabis related past. Clinton purportedly tried and failed to smoke a joint, Bush was a boozer, but messed with coke and pot from time to time, Washington even grew marijuana on his farm. But as far as we know, none have admitted to smoking as much pot as Obama. He wrote extensively about his stoner past in his book Dreams of My Father, and in a 2007 interview stated “When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” Anyone who wonders what kind of future a pothead can have should take a hard look at Barack Obama. Not only can you grow up to be ridiculously smart, you can grow up to be President.

Michael Phelps “Has More Olympic Gold Medals Than Anyone In History” made headlines recently when photos of him and a bong surfaced. Since the scandal, Phelps has given a few interviews decrying his “bad judgment,” promising it was a dumb mistake that never happened before and won’t happen again… but we don’t believe that.. Phelps was hitting that bong like a pro, not daintily toking some little amateur joint. With this in mind, we’re going to go ahead and assume this wasn’t Phelps’s first time. It might be his last, but it definitely wasn’t his first. This means that you can become the most world class athlete of all time and be a pot smoker at the same time. Stereotype shattered.

Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York’s last name is associated with ‘business’ and ‘success’, not ‘failure’ and ‘the munchies’. But if you’re one of those idiots who believes a pothead could never amount to anything, you’d have never guessed this was the way Bloomberg would turn out. Did he smoke pot when he was younger? In his own words “You bet I did. And I enjoyed it!”

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