These Photos Of Legal Recreational Marijuana Users Shatter Stereotypes
Published on 4/17/15
For years, there has been a stigma with marijuana users, and many people only recognize them similarly to Cheech and Chong or The Dude, when in reality most users live normal lives as accountants, chefs etc. and overall go unnoticed as "stoners". As information and legalization are spreading through the US, people are slowly realizing that lots of normal people use cannabis, without it effecting their work or goals. Just take a look at some of the pictures in this article to see what the modern adult smoker looks like.
To combat these stoner myths of the past, Drug Policy Alliance has put together a set of stereotype-shattering stock photos depicting modern, real-life marijuana users from all walks of life.
Shot in March in Boulder, Colorado -- where recreational marijuana is legal -- the DPA photos feature adult marijuana users in their 30s all the way up to their 60s, doing everyday activities while also consuming marijuana in a variety of ways, from joints to vaporizers to pens.