7 Successful Cannabis Smokers of History – Part 2
1. The Beatles
Rumor has it that Bob Dylan turned The Beatles on to cannabis in 1964. By the time 1965’s Help! was released, the band had become frequent marijuana users.
2. Bob Dylan
When Dylan was interviewed by Playboy in 1966, he was asked if drug experimentation should be part of the youth experience. Dylan responded, “I wouldn’t advise anybody to use drugs – certainly not hard drugs . . . but hash and pot – now, those things aren’t drugs. They just bend your mind a little. I think everybody’s mind should be bent once in a while.”
3. Dr. Dre
The release of 1992’s Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” changed the hip-hop landscape was forever but he also put his stamp on the weed world.
4. Hua Tuo
The world would be a much more painful place if it weren’t for Hua Tuo’s contributions. Known as an expert in acupuncture pioneered the use of anaesthesia during operations. His application of anaesthesia was also one of the earliest recorded uses of cannabis in medicine. Hua Tuo’s anaesthetic of choice was mafeisan, an herbal formulation made from hemp.
5. Jennifer Aniston
At the time, the superstar actress was still married to notorious stoner Brad Pitt, and Aniston was rumored to have joined a smoke sesh on occasion. In years since, she’s admitted to enjoying cannabis from time to time.
6. Justin Timberlake
When he required to step away from his massive success and unwind, Justin turns to cannabis. In an interview with Playboy, Justin mentioned that, “sometimes [he has] a brain that needs to be turned off . . . some people are just better high”.
7. Kirsten Dunst
Starting as a child actress, Kirsten grew up surrounded by noteworthy people. Her childhood best friend’s father was Carl Sagan, who Kirsten has since cited in supporting her positive views on pot: “He was the biggest pot smoker in the world, and he was a genius”.