Tuesday, March 08, 2011

"Motivated Stoners…and How you Can be One Too!" (with videos)

Photo of Beth Mann by freedom is green.

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).

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...
Howie P.S.: I don't share the author's opinion of Sean Penn, post-Ridgemont.

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