7 Successful, Famous, Cannabis-Smoking Geniuses. Photo Credit: super1973 / Shutterstock.com June 19, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The following article first appeared in The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Marijuana makes you stupid and lazy, or so “they” say. But maybe, just maybe, there are some exceptions. In this spirit, we have compiled a brief list of high-functioning nerds that use, or at least support, the use or legalization of marijuana.
Rick Steves5 A renowned world traveler and travel expert, Rick Steves has built an empire out of his passion for exploration and understanding of the world abroad. Steves – a board member of NORML and a regular speaker at Seattle’s Hemp Fest – is an impassioned advocate for the reform of drug laws, preferring the European approach of dealing with controlled substances as a public health matter rather than a criminal one. So what makes Steves a nerd? Carl Sagan A little more mysterious is Sagan’s use of marijuana. Seth MacFarlane. Medical marijuana trees. CANIBINOID. DN! JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Today we look at marijuana refugees—people and families who have uprooted their lives and moved to Colorado with the hope of obtaining medical marijuana to treat various illnesses.
Many are families with young children who suffer from epilepsy and relentless seizures. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, at least 115 marijuana refugee families from 43 states have left jobs, homes and the rest of their family so they could obtain oil made from a special strain of cannabis that have repeatedly quelled the seizures in a handful of kids in Colorado Springs. AMY GOODMAN: The Colorado Springs Gazette recently published a piece about nine-year-old Madeleine Lightle and her mother Dara, who moved from Virginia to Colorado.
In a moment, Madeleine and her mother will join us, but first let’s turn to this video about their story produced by the Colorado Springs Gazette. MADELEINE LIGHTLE: Hi. My name is Madeleine. Yeah? MADELEINE LIGHTLE: Four. MADELEINE LIGHTLE: Hi. The Young Turks - “Cells can die in different ways, and. Biologist: Pot Makes Cancer Cells 'Commit Suicide' LEAF: The Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis. Leaf introduces Dr. William Courtney and Kristen Courtney of Cannabis International; along with the people involved in researching, promoting, regulating and benefiting from raw cannabis. Dr. Courtney is a physician and researcher from Mendocino, California, who gives medical marijuana approvals to qualified patients in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. Kristen Peskuski is a researcher and patient who put her systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and numerous other conditions into remission juicing fresh cannabis.
They help make sense of the science behind patient's recoveries from a diverse range of medical conditions. Attorneys, physicians, law enforcement, medical care providers, patients and their families discuss their experiences with medical cannabis. Patients have reported success with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer and many other conditions using this unique therapy. LEAF [ The Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Cannabis ] Marijuana: An Athlete's Best Friend? Marijuana-consuming athletes are turning the stereotype of the lazy pothead upside down and giving new connotations to “doping” in sports. Former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is placed in a police car at Baton Rouge Police Department Second District Police Station bound for East Baton Rouge Parish prison after he as found with marijuana in Baton Rouge.
(AP Photo/The Daily Reveille) When it comes to drugs and sports, the topic is usually performance-enhancing drugs like steroids or strong opiate-based painkillers. This, however, may be changing. It turns out that athletes are hitting more than just balls these days — many are also hitting the bong to ease pain arising from injuries and, sometimes, to tone down their aggressiveness. In a recent post for The Denver Post’s new all-marijuana extra, The Cannabist, Lucas Fiser, a freelance writer for The Denver Post and a cannabis consumer, shared his experience using marijuana before an athletic event.
Breaking the ‘stoner’ stigma.