9. Francis Crick
Along with James Watson, Francis Crick discovered the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 and jointly received the Nobel Prize in 1962.
He was one of the smartest pot smokers who ever lived, and although maybe not a frequent smoker himself, Crick was a long-time advocate for legalization and a critic of marijuana’s legal classification alongside harder drugs.
He famously wrote to Dr. Clyde Manwell in 1970 that, “In my view, cannabis is not a dangerous drug, and is certainly no worse than the combination of alcohol and tobacco.”
Mind = Blown.
Final Hit: The Smartest Pot Smokers Who Ever Walked the Planet
With this impressive list of geniuses who smoked weed, it’s hard to believe the age-old argument that cannabis kills brain cells. Especially with the mounting evidence that says it doesn’t. If nothing else, this list goes to show you that you can still enjoy the herb and accomplish extraordinary things in life. In fact, Mary Jane might be a helping hand in that.