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Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

Ever have big plans for your life, but then you got high? Lethargic and under-achieving potheads may have created a bum rap for all of us, but that doesn't mean success and lighting it up are mutually exclusive.

Breaking news: a lot of famous celebrities and creative-types smoke weed. If this surprises you, then congratulations on getting an Internet connection under that rock you call home. But what about the truly rich and powerful who got faded?

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Thomas Mitchell has written about all things cannabis for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate and general news along the way for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman and Fox Sports. He's currently the cannabis editor for westword.com.
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