A Dozen “Stereotypical Stoners”
There are a few common stereotypes of Cannabis consumers.
Head in the stars
We all know that pot smoker who always has his head in the stars. Prior to becoming host of the 1980 television series Cosmos, Carl Sagan was a lecturer on astronomy and astrophysics at Harvard and Cornell, was part of the US space program since it’s inception and briefed Apollo Astronauts prior to the first moon landing. He contributed an essay to the 1969 book “Marihuana Reconsidered”, where Sagan spoke about his experiences with Cannabis.
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
The music nerd
Some guys just want to smoke weed and play music. Long before he became famous in 2009 for ringing the opening bell for the New York Stock exchange, Snoop Dogg had produced a few small hip hop albums, rode in a golf cart with Lee Iacocca, and started a youth football league. Now relegated to obscurity alongside Martha Stewart, he continues to smoke weed.
Just watches TV
The couch locked indica smoker is glued to the TV all day. You have to be high to really enjoy Turner Classic Movies, and it turns out you probably had to be high to come up with it. Ted Turner; founder of CNN, once-owner of World Class Wrestling, co-founder of the UN Nuclear Threat Initiative, one time largest private landowner in the U.S, and the imagination behind “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” was allegedly caught growing the marijuanas in a closet in college and has donated millions to support cannabis legalization.
Always struggling to make a buck
We all know that broke hash-head who is always trying to scrape together the money for his next dime bag. Namesake of the Bloomberg Business Center at Harvard Business School, Bloomberg News and the industry infamous Bloomberg Terminals; The former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has always been a stoner looking to mooch. When asked if he had ever tried marijuana, his response was:
You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.
The Sex Fiend – Margaret Mead
Pot smokers can become obsessed with sex. Margaret Mead testified before Congress in favor of the legalization of Marijuana, and spoke to Newsweek magazine admitting that she had tried it at least once. One of the most important, if not most famous Anthropologists of the 20th century, Meads works contributed heavily to the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
Always playing on his computer
Prohibitionists would have you believe that cannabis users just sit around all day and play video games of putz around on their computer. Bill Gates fits the bill, and he’s not shy about it. The founder of Microsoft and occasionally the richest man in the world was very public about backing the 2012 legalization of Cannabis in Washington, and
Always talking about what he would do if he was in charge
We all know the guy who gets high and goes on and on about how he wants to make the world a better place, and what they would do if they were in charge. Friends Barack Obama and George W. Bush are totally those guys, though their approaches were a bit different, with Bush saying “[I’m not going to say weather or not I tried marijuana] because I don’t want kids doing what I did at 15” while Obama said shortly after announcing his presidential run, “When I was a kid, I inhaled. That was the point.
One of the most tedious of stoners is the artist. The guy who gets all glassy eyed about curves and color. Steve Jobs admitted to smoking weed once or twice a week from 1973 to 1977. During this period of time he co-founded a little computer company, doubtlessly named after what they were smoking out of, and in 1977, Apple was incorporated.
The guy who claims it is medicine
Stephen Jay Gould might be remembered for his immense contributions to evolutionary biology, culminating in
Gets caught up in the smallest of things.
The guy who sees abstract patterns and glowing racoons
Kary Mullis (Nobel Prize
Talks about shit no one understands
You know that guy whos always talking about quantum computing and nano technology? Psychonaut stoner Richard Feynman was so out there that he literally invented them, and needed to invent a whole new type of diagram to describe his ideas. Not happy building bongs, he was also involved in building the first atomic bomb. But he wasn’t content with just smoking pot. No, he smoked pot, took LSD and sat down in