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    For years now, my brother and I have been arguing about pot. He claims that the Doors, the Beatles, and pretty much every musician in the '60's was successful because they smoked pot. I disagree, believing that they were talented musicians who just happened to smoke pot, and drugs didn't need to be credited to their success.

    Anyway, I finally challenged him, a hardcore pothead who defends drug culture, to tell me about the most successful pothead he knows personally. So far, he has informed me that one of these stoners is the assistant dinner-rush manager at a local Denny's.

    Amazing I know. Though I have nothing against potheads, I do find their drug loyalty annoying at certain times. Plus, they always use a famous person who smoked to justify partaking of it themselves. But anyway, this has got me thinking that I should broaden my search, so that's why I made this thread.

    Do you know any potheads who are leading successful lives and going against the burnout grade? I don't mean someone who occasionally rolls a joint, but rather someone who is stoned all the time. Wake and bakers a prime example. Do these folks consider their drug of choice a contributor to their success in anyway?
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    I know a dude who runs a bank and gets stoned like that, but the truth is that there's a huge difference between smoking pot all day long and partaking in a joint or two during the evenings and weekends to unwind.

    Like, replace weed with any other intoxicant and say someone does it all day every day, and see how successful they are. That's just excess, and it's hard to be successful in a traditional sense if you're not EVER sober. So I think your question is fairly retarded, frankly. Of course the odds aren't great that a total burnout is going to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But there are probably a lot more CEOs than you think who toke up in the privacy of their own homes.

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    the ancient native american name for marijuana is "success grass."


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    No one has mentioned Phelps yet? Wow.

    But I was really hoping to get information on potheads you folks knew personally.
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    this is a pretty redundant thread

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    I know a guy who doesn't really smoke weed, but trips and does stimulants more than I've ever seen anyone do, and he's in his 3rd year of College for Chemical Engineering(I think?)
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    Ashton Kutcher has a degree in chemical engineering.

    So does Dolph Lungdren.

    The only stoner (besides my brother, manager of a sub shop) I know is this dude, and all he wants to do is smoke and go for nature walks. Like, so much so that his girlfriend broke up with him and he no longer has any friends.

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    Someone who smokes all day everyday and is successful has either no work to do(got rich quick?), is a superhero or doesn't exist. There are however tons of people who smoke at the end of their day when others would have a few drinks. If weed is made legal there will still be people who smoke all the time every day who are complete loser fuck ups and there there will still be people who lead successful productive lives and smoke in moderation. How hard is this for people to understand.

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    Well, he's a student. He doesn't smoke all the time, either, he's just exquisitley lazy in all things except making trance music and going for nature walks.

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    eddie bravo pretty much developed a new form a jiu jitsu while being stoned 24/7

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    Saying that the big 60's bands got big in the 60's because they smoked weed is like saying someone fell into the ocean and drowned from the salt.
    if you do too much of anything it's going to lessen significantly, but not eliminate, your chances of making it big ANYWHERE.

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    Drugs can help musicians. Anyone who denies it is a liar.

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    this is completely up in the air for debate

    some of the most talented, creative musicians i know swear they don't do drugs at all, and i believe them

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    Well its not pot but the entire banking industry is run on coke. This is taken from people I know that work for wall street to AIG, Lehman brothers (before they went bust), to off shore banking guys.

    Almost every night of the week these guys are snorting. So yeah even with drugs you can be pretty successful, well maybe right now the bank industry isn't a good example but any given time in the past would have been and it was the same back then as it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coqauvin View Post
    this is completely up in the air for debate

    some of the most talented, creative musicians i know swear they don't do drugs at all, and i believe them
    I believe them too. That doesn't mean that drugs don't help other musicians though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killuminati View Post
    Drugs can help musicians. Anyone who denies it is a liar.
    There is a difference between drugs helping a musician and drugs making a musician. I mean, my favorite Beatles' song is Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, but I'm not saying drugs made that song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no_brains_no_worries View Post
    There is a difference between drugs helping a musician and drugs making a musician. I mean, my favorite Beatles' song is Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, but I'm not saying drugs made that song.
    Of all bands, the beatles is one that was highly influenced by drugs. So was Pink floyd, rolling stones etc. To say that drugs didn't play a direct part in the making of their music is just wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCanada View Post
    Well its not pot but the entire banking industry is run on coke. This is taken from people I know that work for wall street to AIG, Lehman brothers (before they went bust), to off shore banking guys.

    Almost every night of the week these guys are snorting. So yeah even with drugs you can be pretty successful, well maybe right now the bank industry isn't a good example but any given time in the past would have been and it was the same back then as it is now.
    Nice satire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killuminati View Post
    Of all bands, the beatles is one that was highly influenced by drugs. So was Pink floyd, rolling stones etc. To say that drugs didn't play a direct part in the making of their music is just wrong.
    Actually the role drugs played in all of those bands is highly overstated. The only member of Pink Floyd who heavily took drugs was Syd Barrett and we all know that didn't end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonj View Post
    Actually the role drugs played in all of those bands is highly overstated. The only member of Pink Floyd who heavily took drugs was Syd Barrett and we all know that didn't end well.
    Oh yea syd didn't do much....And how the hell can you say that the role drugs played in the beatles is overstated. They were crazy with drugs.

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    I'm not saying the credit goes to the drugs, because they are all amazing musicians and normal people on those drugs couldn't make that kind of music. You can't say it didn't help them though.

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    The Beatles only used LSD for a few years, one never ate it/only ate once(I'm thinking Harrison but I could be wrong)

    Pink Floyd swears up and down they never took drugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeful Scars View Post
    The Beatles only used LSD for a few years, one never ate it/only ate once(I'm thinking Harrison but I could be wrong)

    Pink Floyd swears up and down they never took drugs
    http://www.starpulse.com/news/index....k_too_many_dru

    That's literally the first thing I saw.

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    First of all, drugs were as a whole nowhere near as potent as they are now. Secondly, I'm not sure I buy that from McCartney. I know he was a huge stoner during his Beatles tenure, but as for it actually helping him write songs...it's a nice story but probably not totally true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonj View Post
    First of all, drugs were as a whole nowhere near as potent as they are now. Secondly, I'm not sure I buy that from McCartney. I know he was a huge stoner during his Beatles tenure, but as for it actually helping him write songs...it's a nice story but probably not totally true.
    Yea he is probably lying.

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    Well then... McCartney pretty much invalidated every Beatles documentary I've seen
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    This thread sucks and is now about successful Parrotheads:

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    Clearly, parrotheads are the scourge of existence

    Atmosfear, I'm lobbying for a motion to ban parrotheads from the world until such a time as their taste in music is seen to improve, and in return, i'll vote team hydrosfear

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    as a pothead i'd like to say that just because someone is successful and smokes pot doesn't mean pot made them successful. it just means they can do both.

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