Well, Masel died today of lung cancer. I am sorry that he died, but the fact that he died of lung cancer kind of says that maybe pot smoker.
From the Wisconsin State Journal: Ben Masel, prominent marijuana activist and professional rabble rouser, died Saturday from complications due to lung cancer. He was 56.
Diagnosed in January, Masel had recently made it through 25 radiation treatments for the disease, but was too weak to face chemotherapy. He died just before 9 a.m., surrounded by family at a nearby hospice center.
"He made a point of living at the front lines and fighting for his rights," said Semilla Anderson, Masel's daughter. "He will be remembered for that."
Masel was born in the Bronx and grew up in New Jersey. He moved to Madison in 1971 and quickly became a fixture of the counter-culture, known specifically for acts of civil disobedience in the cause of legalizing pot. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_68fbe4a4-7385-11e0-b755-001cc4c002e0.html
I'm sorry that Masel had to go through the pain of cancer and I wish his family well. But, when it comes to pot and the dangers of smoking pot, he kind of made the point that pot is dangerous and can cause lung cancer, among other problems.