Beth Mann (freedomisgreen), with videos:
Pot smokers have endured their fair share of negative publicity. The 1930’s movie Reefer Madness highlighted pot smokers who simply went bonkers from smoking a joint; jumping out of windows, beating each other to death and laughing maniacally (the last part may still hold some truth).Howie P.S.: I don't share the author's opinion of Sean Penn, post-Ridgemont.
Decades later, pot smoking became personified by Sean Penn’s “Spicoli” in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Damn, that one hurt. For a number of reasons:
1. The public at large began to think of all pot smokers as Spicoli: brain-fried, dopey and irresponsible.
2. Sean Penn morphed into a pompous jerk after this role, as if the funny were just smoked right out of him. (Give that man some Spicoli back, damnit!)
But times have changed. Over 40% of the U.S. population has admitted to smoking marijuana. Pot smokers aren’t falling out of vans in a cloud of smoke; they’re running multi-million dollar companies, winning Olympic medals, making movies and writing best-selling novels.
Here are just a few successful and motivated stoners:
* Stephen King, best-selling author
* Anita Roddick, British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner
* Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold-medalist
* Rick Steves, Author and historian
* Richard Branson, British entrepreneur
* Montel Williams, television host, MS spokesperson
* Jodie Emery, executive director of Cannabis Culture
* Carl Sagan, astronomer and author
* Anita Thompson, best-selling author
* Ayn Rand, Novelist, philosopher and playwright
* Oliver Sachs, British neurologist and author
* Ted Turner, American media mogul
* Missy Suicide, founder of Suicide Girls, alternative pin-up site.
So how can you be a more motivated stoner? MORE...