George Washington Was A Pothead
The first president of the United States, George Washington, was actually a marijuana farmer and heavily advocated its use during his presidency. He owned a hemp farm in Virginia where he would trade seeds and plants with other farmers.
He also promoted its growth – first as a soil stabilizer and later as a recreational activity.
Some consider Grigory Rasputin a vile villain of 20th century Russia, a peasant who had gained power through his claims of having powers to heal and predict the future. He became a powerful monk and right-hand-man of the Russian Tsarina Aleksandra, but the aristocracy hated him and thus plotted his assassination.
Unfortunately, their various attempts were highly unsuccessful. Despite everything they tried – poisoning, shooting, stabbing – Rasputin could not be killed off. He eventually did die, drowning in a river.