Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

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Number 3: Rush Limbaugh No one said changing the world meant moving it toward a saner future. Whether you agree with his views or not, the heartland's favorite bombastic asshole signed a $400 million contract in 2008, and anyone who makes that much money in radio must have an impressive audience.

Limbaugh's supported the legalization and taxation of marijuana in the past, and he endorsed medical marijuana on his radio show last year. Advocating for the legalization of what he calls "the truly miraculous medicine," Limbaugh said he started smoking pot to recover from an opiate addiction.

"I wouldn't have been able to make it through hundreds of shows if it weren't for the benefits of medical marijuana. When I topped off my cigar with a half-gram, all my tremors and cravings for painkillers disappeared. I was able to speak more eloquently than ever, if anything."
Get your swang on, Rush. No word on whether he considers marijuana as birth control after Dr. Allen Pacy's study on the effects weed-smoking has on male fertility, but Sandra Fluke might be interested.

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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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