Cannabis Use Connected to High IQ Scores

And 8 More Ganja Truths to Ponder on 420

It’s 420! This isTHE  holiday of the year for those of us who love the ganja. It’s prime time to celebrate where we are (and reflect on where we’ve been) by debunking the comical stereotypes of the age-old “stoner.” Although the stigmas say otherwise, a study by ScienceDaily, a British medical journal, shows that intelligent people actually smokemoreweed than their less-intelligent peers.

Here are some great life lessons (and life-changing revelations) from people who smoke the reefer—pot smokin’, dope lovin’, grass growin’ geniuses.

“It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.”– Carl Sagan

According to Carl Sagan, cannabis could be pivotal to the very fabric of civilization. If that isn’t something worth raising your pre-roll to this holiday, I don’t know what is! Puff puff pass in agreement with this “swagan” astronomer.

“The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.”– Willie Nelson

Evolving from a violent drunk to his current easygoing nature with cannabis and a “head full of poetry,” Willie has built a legacy for himself—and an example for the world.

“That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, aka Mr. Universe, effectively crushes the stigma that Mary Jane is for the lazy with his impressive physique.

“Marijuana is not a drug! I used to suck dick for coke! You ever suck dick for marijuana?”– Bob Saget

The perfect (albeit explicit) way to illustrate just how harmless herb really is. Whether you remember him as the sweetly overbearing father from Full House or his part in the cult classic Half Baked, this Einstein has effectively proven his point.

“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It’s a thousand times better than whiskey—it’s an assistant—a friend.”–  Louis Armstrong

Grab a jazz cigarettein honor of one of the most influential musicians of all time, and pay tribute to the brilliant man who President Richard Nixon reportedly ‘muled’suitcases full of weed for.

“Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.”–  Melissa Etheridge

Beating cancer with cannabisis possible, according to this idol. She chose to live her truth instead of using standard prescription drugs to fight the disease.

“Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you. Take advantage, man, take advantage.” –  Chris Tucker in Friday

Sound logic from Chris Tucker’s creative mind. Especially on a “Friday, you ain’t got no job and you ain’t got shit to do!”

“It’s like…God’s vagina.”– Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express

God is a woman. That’s the lesson here. Sorry, not sorry.

From musicians to astronomers and politicians to actors, everyone here understands that “a friend with weed is a friend indeed.” So grab a doobie and get lit in true 420 fashion!

This article is meant to be entirely facetious. If you found any of this offensive, chances are you need to lighten up – or light one up! 

Luna Reyna

Luna Reyna believes in the power of journalistic activism and social responsibility. As a writer with DOPE, she tackles many social justice topics that often do not receive the coverage they deserve within the cannabis industry, as well as issues of inclusivity regarding race, gender, class and sexual orientation. Luna is also the Managing Editor for BARE Magazine, a quarterly lifestyle magazine whose motto is, "culture without censorship." She is also the founder of RIZE Entertainment, an art, entertainment and culture company that focuses solely on artists who challenge injustice and champion equality through their art.

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