Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

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Number 4: Ted Turner Rumored to have grown weed in his college dorm room, Ted Turner's been doing whatever the hell he wants to for a long time. The first 24-hour news network? You can thank (or hate) Turner for that. Cartoon Network -- he's a big Scooby Doo fan. The Home Living Network, TNT, TBS and True TV are just some of the other cable channels he owns, and he once told Piers Morgan that rotating his four girlfriends was easier than dealing with marriage. If anyone with a grill like Turner's has four girlfriends, then he must be loaded.

Forbes estimates his net worth at $2.2 billion.

As the owner of the Atlanta Braves, Turner once sent the team's manager on a "10 day trip," with Turner deciding to coach the team before the MLB stopped his fun. His website calls him the "second largest individual landholder in North America," but even while running an extraordinary empire, Turner still found some time to relax. Former CNN Anchor Gwen Scott claimed it was common knowledge that Turner sat in his office and smoked marijuana.

Turner's philanthropy is too extensive to sufficiently summarize. He started the United Nations Foundation with a seventeen-year, $1 billion donation pledge. He's also major benefactor to the Kentucky Hemp Museum, which accepts generous donations from Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson.

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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
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