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The only way to be successful in life is to play it straight and narrow. Just hard work. No funny business. And certainly no marijuana.

Everyone knows you should never smoke weed if you want to be successful in life. Do you want to run a hit TV show? Or become a billionaire? Become the leader of the free world? Don't smoke the reefer sticks.

Take it from these cautionary examples of what goes terribly wrong when you make the decision to smoke weed.

1. It's impossible to become a king of late-night TV.

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Image credit: Getty  Cannabis Culture

2. Or to become a world-famous comedian.

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3. You'll never become a famous actor and activist.

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4. No one will ever know your name.

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5. You can forget about becoming a celebrated rapper or successful entrepreneur.

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6. You'll ruin your voice forever.

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7. You have no hope of running the cooking world.

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Image credit: Getty  Laist

8. Or becoming a governor and world-champion athlete.

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9. You'll be poor the rest of your life.

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Image credit: Getty  New York Times

10. You'll never become a celebrity politician.

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11. And certainly not a secretary of state.

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Image credit: Getty  On the Issues

12. Kiss your dream of becoming president goodbye.

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Image credit: Getty  YouTube

Let these 12 incredible failures serve as a valuable lesson.