People who smoke weed are lazy and stay in their parents basement. Or become Presidents, Billionaires, Mayors, Athlete, movie stars, etc.
I seen that assertion made a few times. However, I don't believe that is the case. Lets look at people in our world today.
President Barack Obama: "When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point."
President George W. Bush: "I wouldn't answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried.".
President Bill Clinton: "I experimented with marijuana a time or two.".
Newt Gingrich: "That was a sign we were alive and in graduate school in that era.". (New York Magazine, May 1995 p.42)
Jon Stewart: "Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?"
Bill Gates: "As for drugs-well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice...". (Gates: how Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry and made himself the Richest Man in America).
Stephen King: "I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine".
Michael Bloomberg: When asked about marijuana use he said, "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it".
President Candidate Gargy Johnson: "In that state somebody came by and said, 'Gary? Would marijuana help do you think?' And my response was immediately, 'Yes, I don't know why I didn't think of it, but I think that would help immensely.' And it did."
Sarah Palin: "I can't claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never inhaled.".
Al Gore: "Mr. Gore had said his cannabis consumption was 'infrequent and rare.'".
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "I did smoke a joint and I did inhale."
David Letterman: "I went through one period when I smoked a surprising, a really breath-taking, amount of grass almost every night"
Conan O'Brien "I've tried pot, but it doesn't do much for me."
Morgan Freeman: "Never give up the ganja.".
Jennifer Aniston: "I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation."
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura: "I grew up in the 60's. If you grew up in the 60s and say you didn't smoke pot, you are either a liar or you really didn't grow up in the 60s".
John F. Kennedy: Close acquaintances say Kennedy used cannabis regularly to control his back pain.
This is barely scratching the surface. There are many many many more people. And I am not saying smoking weed will make you become the next President, athlete, or movie star, or a billionaire.
I am just pointing out that not everyone that smokes weed stays home and never does anything.
If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess