Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers

The Marijuana Policy Project has published a list of the people it deems the “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers.” Most of them are not notable current potheads it must be noted.


The criteria for inclusion on the list were that, “individuals must (1) be alive, (2) be a U.S. citizen, and (3) have consumed marijuana at least once in their life according to either their own account or that of a legitimate source. They do not need to currently consume marijuana or support marijuana policy reform.”

1. President Barack Obama

“When I was a kid, I inhaled. Frequently. That was the point.”

Source: NBC News

2. 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

At least eight of the 23 major-party presidential hopefuls have consumed marijuana, and only six say they have not. The other nine — Joe Biden, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Martin O’Malley, and Jim Webb —  do not appear to have ever publicly said whether they have consumed marijuana.

Sources: See below

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)

“I drank alcohol, and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover. It was pretty common.”

Source: Boston Globe

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee (RI)

“In 1999, then-Warwick Mayor Lincoln D. Chafee won accolades for his honesty in acknowledging he used marijuana and cocaine as a 1970s student at Brown University.”

Source: Providence Journal

Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)

Cruz spokesperson: “When [Cruz] was a teenager, he foolishly experimented with marijuana. It was a mistake, and he’s never tried it since.”

Source: Daily Mail

[see the rest of the list at Marijuana Policy Project]


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