There has been a huge change in the world of cannabis for some time now. This change came as a result of the research, a change in legal acceptance and influential individuals that have created a positive awareness for cannabis and reshaped how society accepts it now.
In this article, we’ll be focusing on some popular individuals that have made significant contributions to the world of cannabis and CBD. Some of these influential individuals are Michael Phelps, Tommy Chong, Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z and others.
Michael Phelps: In 2009, Michael Phelps was pictured using a bong, which cashed a huge backlash because he is the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Though he is not directly advocating for cannabis or doing business, the picture that was taken made him face suspension from swimming competition but he was able to overcome the negative period and has continued to dominate in his sport
He is an example that taking cannabis doesn’t automatically mean that the person will not be able to succeed in their endeavors.
Tommy Chong: He is one of the popular comedic duo Cheech & Chong and is highly recognized within the Cannabis community. He has solidly advocated for cannabis including joining movements since 1970 through films and stand-up routines.
One thing that makes him different is his humor and his ability to be expressive about marijuana and that has helped to reduce the stigma around it to an extent.
Wiz Khalifa: The popular rap legend has always been vocal about his support for cannabis.
He doesn’t only reference it in his music, but he also has planned to launch his line of cannabis products to users.
He has never been ashamed of via love for the herb and his entrepreneurial ventures have made cannabis quite popular in a refreshing way.
Now, let’s look at other notable figures that advocate for the use of cannabis:
Zayn Malik: Zayn Malik, who is a former member of One Direction has never hidden how cannabis helps him to manage anxiety and even improve his creativity.
Jay Z: Apart from his influence in the hip-hop industry, Jay Z is a well-known businessman and has also ventured into the world of cannabis. A very good reference is when he supported California’s Proposition 64, which made recreational marijuana legal.
Carl Sagan: he is a famous astrophysicist and host of “Cosmos”. He has been a user and advocate for cannabis because according to him, it has the power to inspire and stimulate the mind.
Snoop Dogg: It is impossible to talk about influential figures in the world of cannabis without mentioning Snoop Dogg because he constantly references it in his music and even has his line of cannabis products and a marijuana culture website to create awareness for the plant.
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The individuals we’ve mentioned are just a few of the influencers of cannabis in the world. The idea behind this is to change the negative perception people have of cannabis.
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