Photos: Five potheads who went on to change the world

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Number 2: Richard Branson Worth an estimated $4.6 billion, Richard Branson is the definition of entrepreneur. He started a magazine in a church basement at the age of sixteen; that led to a second-hand record-selling business called "Virgin." Branson turned that into Virgin Records, which later snowballed into a massive, multi-faceted business kingdom, including a music label, cell phone company and airline.

Branson's no virgin when it comes to getting high. He's admitted to smoking weed with his son on vacation and hasn't been shy about his support for legalizing the plant. Shit, Branson's even asked the president for a spliff during a White House dinner. But when you're knighted by the Queen of England, you can get away with things like that.

Branson has sold many of the companies that helped make him famous, but he's still open to investing in greener industries, as you'll see in the following video.

Continue to keep counting down our list of five potheads who went on to change the world.

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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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