It seems like every day there’s a new story out about someone famous using marijuana — but it doesn’t seem to stop these people from reaching the highest offices in the land. Whether we’re talking about the Oval Office or the box office, some of the most influential people in this country have used marijuana. This year, we at MPP want to see which individuals who have tried marijuana make the cut for the 2012 Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users List!
Rather than just produce a list, we really want to get your input on who should be considered for the 2012 Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users. So, we’re opening the nominations to all of our supporters — just leave a comment here on this blog post with someone you think should be on the list (and if you’ve got a source backing up their use, please include that as well). We’ll compile a list of all of those who made the cut.
Then, in early August, we’re going to open up the voting! You’ll get to choose from over 100 individuals to let us know which people you think should make the Top 50 list.
In order to qualify for the 2012 Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users List, the person must:
(a) have tried marijuana at least once;
(b) be alive; and
(c) must be living in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen.
Now, this isn’t a popularity contest or a list of supportive users. We’re looking for people who are influential — and to determine this, we want to borrow the great definition that Out Magazine uses for their “Power 50” list. To determine who makes the final list, we want you to vote for those who have the “power to influence cultural and social attitudes, political clout, individual wealth, and a person’s media profile.”
We’re really excited about creating this list and seeing who makes the final cut, and we hope you are as well!
Courtesy of Marijuana Policy Project