Nick Gillespie on 10 Really Successful Pot Smokers

These folks challenge the stereotype of marijuana users as lazy, unmotivated slackers.


Not long ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that there is no "responsible way to recreationally use marijuana."

Rubio's statement isn't wrong because it's unpopular. Plenty of people on every part of the political spectrum believe what he believes. It's wrong because it is flatly contradicted by millions of people who use pot both recreationally and responsibly. In this sense, marijuana is absolutely no different than intoxicants such as beer, wine, and alcohol, writes Nick Gillespie.

Now that pot is fully legal in Colorado and Washington and a growing majorityof Americans agree that marijuana should be treated similar to alcohol, it's more important than ever to drive home the fact that responsible drug use is not a myth but a lived reality for many successful people, according to Gillespie.

Here's a list of 10 really successful people who have admitted to using pot.