There’s this widely held assumption that says if you smoke marijuana, you will waste time and be unproductive and eats tons of junk food. It’s taken some time for marijuana to lose its reputation, and for the “stoner” stereotype to dissipate, but there are still people out there who believe that cannabis encourages laziness.
Here are 5 successful people who prove that using marijuana isn’t an impairment to greatness.
While many of the aspects in his work make references or allude to cannabis, McFarlane is still one of the most successful people in Hollywood, having produced one of the most famous animated shows of all time, a couple of beloved movies, and acquired the coveted position of hosting the Oscars. In 2013, he was included in Marijuana Policy Project’s list of the most influential cannabis users of the year.
The Apple founder used to go a little wild during the 70’s, where he was known for consuming cannabis in different forms and for smoking marijuana whenever he needed to relax or to get some inspiration.
Even though he quit smoking during the latter years of his life, he claims that he used to consume marijuana about once a week or once a month. It didn’t stop him from changing the world and the way in which we interact with technology.
Probably one of the smartest people on the planet and definitely the richest, Bill Gates’ company, Microsoft, became the first major company to invest in the future of cannabis, partnering up with Kind Financial. This company develops software that facilitates the monitoring of marijuana sales, ensuring that the legal grown marijuana doesn’t fall into the black market.
One of the pioneers of stoner movies, Seth Rogen is also a true lover of cannabis, being involved with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), advocating for the plant, claiming that it’s a normal part of his life and that it hasn’t impaired him at all. In fact, he’s one of the most accomplished writers, comedians and businessmen in Hollywood.
Goldberg has a line of marijuana products called Whoopi & Maya that relieve pain and menstrual cramps in women. While they’re only available in California, her products include balms, tinctures, and bath soaks. She claimed that her line wasn’t meant to be a joke and that cannabis provides real medical benefits to women that struggle with pain while on their periods.