Pancho Villa is revered as a hero who pushed foreign "proprietors" out of Mexico and fought for the common man. He was a fierce general who also helped those in need and rescued orphans. Villa's troops were said to smoke marijuana, a term they used for the flowering tops of the hemp plant (pos-sibly named for a juana (female soldier) in Villa's army.) The folk song "La Cucaracha" tells of a cockroach who cannot function because he lacks marijuana to smoke.
Other reports state that Villa kept his men under very strict control and he was extremely self-disciplined as well. According to these reports he neither smoked, drank nor took drugs including the vaunted marijuana of the Revolution.