Interesting list of cannabis smokers? I actually knew about George Washington and Queen Elizabeth 1 and was surprised about the rest. Now, you have to give credit to these forward thinkers and the stigma they must have gone through. But imagine Joan of Arc? She saves France from the English, and may have possibly been high when she had the vision! And a year later, at the age of 19, she gets burned at the stake by French collaborators and the English for being a heretic? She was probably burning a fatty and they wanted to pin something on her, so it was the old faithful weed rap. Nice!
I think the biggest surprise for me was JFK! Kind of makes sense since it was the 50-60’s. One assumes everyone tried it back in that era. But good for JFK, it kind of makes sense, that he was an open-minded individual and forward thinker.
Speaking of which, one individual who I have always questioned from the ’70s is Bruce Lee?
Bruce Lee was a pioneer back in his day for many different reasons, he had a tough life growing up, with the gangs of Hong Kong. He also faced a lot of racism and hatred from others in the Kung Fu community and the West. Always remaining positive and learning from his experience, he managed to rise above it.
It was well-known that Bruce Lee liked to experiment with things, and it made him look a little nutty at times. He used to hook up electrodes to his muscles to improve speed, much like Dr Ho’s equipment. Bruce also liked to eat really “weird” things that were high in certain vitamins from meats and he would blend it, unfortunately, the weird ass shake concoctions of drinks would make would gross out his colleagues. Today, we call them protein shakes and guess what, most of the healthy ones still look and taste like ass.
Bruce Lee’s forward-thinking approach helped him reshaped martial arts to the MMA today. Don’t believe me? Ask Joe Rogan! His open-minded approach to move and always be striking, plus he was one hell of a ballroom dancer.
In a lot of ways, it makes sense that he chewed his cannabis and probably digested it. He wasn’t a fan of smoking and he found a solution that would work for him. I am guessing if he were alive today, he would have come out with a bunch of CBD edibles in black and yellow packaging! Now if I could, I would love to burn with Bruce Lee! Having understood he doesn’t blaze, it would still be amazing to hang out and maybe do the old “Nunchuk-light-a-fatty” trick (I would stick a match in a joint) and down a bunch of edibles! Check out the video! Unbelievable!
Just imagine if these historical figures lived in today’s time and how they would reshape a more cannabis friendly world?
“Be water my friend.”