Celebrities Who Love Weed
Comedians Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong rose to fame as the pot smoking comedy duo Cheech and Chong. They’re still strong activists and users with Tommy Chong starting his own cannabis company called Chong’s Choice, now sold throughout legalized states.
Sir Patrick Stewart recently said in an interview that he uses medical cannabis. Stewart was asked about playing Charles Xavier in old age in the film Logan, and how he is facing the aging process himself.
“Physical things [make me feel old]. You get to an age where you go to the doctor, you tell him how old you are and he just shrugs his shoulders and says: ‘Oh, is that it?’” Stewart told Esquire UK. “I mean, my main problem is my hands don’t work very well. But thanks to cannabis they work much better than they used to. Thanks to the law in California now, it’s just a spray that I put on.”
Whoopi Goldberg has never kept her smoking a secret. The award-winning actress even confessed to smoking a “wonderful joint” before winning her best supporting actress Oscar for Ghost. She has also created a line of medical cannabis-based women’s products called Whoopi & Maya. Goldberg uses medical marijuana to help her cope with glaucoma and firmly believes in legalization. In 2014, Whoopi Goldberg wrote of how she uses a “vape pen” with marijuana to help her glaucoma. Goldberg wrote:
“As I write my debut column for The Cannabist, talking about this newly legal weed and admiring the states that have had the foresight to legalize medical marijuana, I’m most tempted to extol the virtues of the vape pen.”
Snoop Dogg has been associated with marijuana since his career began in the ’90s. Since then, the rapper continues to be an advocate. You’ll find him celebrating his infatuation on his social media accounts and naturally see it in his music.
Seth Rogen is one of Hollywood’s more notable stoners, and the comedian even used his wedding as a perfect opportunity to get blazed. “I was totally baked the whole day,” he told Howard Stern in 2011. “There were probably 100 people smoking weed there.” In 2014, Rolling Stone magazine made their own declaration, branding Rogen the “Stoner King of Hollywoood,” in a December issue cover story.
Comedian and “Real Time” host Bill Maher openly speaks about marijuana and sits on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has stated, “Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana… About 50,000 times.”
Miley Cyrus lit a joint on stage while accepting the best video award for “Wrecking Ball” during the 2013 MTV EMAs in 2013, in Amsterdam. “I think weed is the best drug on earth,” the artist said in Rolling Stone magazine.
Lil Wayne is very open about his drug use. He has stated, “I smoke weed all day. I’m a very successful addict. And a smart one. And a very charismatic one.”
Jay-Z and Beyonce have made references to smoking weed in several of their songs. Although, Queen Bey is taking a break while pregnant with twins.
Matthew McConaughey rose to fame playing a stoner in the 1993 flick “Dazed & Confused”, but in 1999 McConaughey was arrested when cops found weed in his Texas home. What else did they find? McConaughey, naked, playing the bongos.
Megan Fox confessed to smoking in 2009 and took on America’s war on drugs. “I can’t tell you how much bullshit I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed,” she told GQ. “People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippy, fucked-up thing to do. And it’s not! I hope they legalize it and when they do I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt actor said he smoked so much weed in high school that he had to force himself to cut back. “I still (smoke) sometimes,” he told Details magazine in 2008. “I go on little weedfests. I’m a pothead. That’s my drug of choice.”
Nicole Richie has stated that she started smoking weed at age 13. But she didn’t buy one of these sweet vapes until she was older and cooler.
Madonna: “It [my behavior on the show in 1994] wasn’t because I was excited about you [David Letterman]. I think it may have had something to do with the joint I smoked before I came on.” In 2013, she answered questions during a Reddit AMA and when asked what her favorite birthday present was, she responded “I got a bong in the shape of a penis,” which doesn’t sounds out of the ordinary for the Material Girl.
Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis sparked up a joint during a 2010 appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” During his monologue on Saturday Night Live the next year, he pointed to an easel with a sign that read, “Clap if you endorse legalized marijuana.” The next sign said. “I smoke so much pot sometimes I forget to smoke it.”
Tom Petty who penned such hits as “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” is no stranger to marijuana.
Oscar-winning legend Morgan Freeman credits cannabis with reducing his fibromyalgia pain and wants to see it legalized across the board. He’s said things like, “Never give up the ganja,” and “They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked! My first wife got me into it many years ago. How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!”
Jon Stewart once said, “Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?” When he was the face of The Daily Show, Stewart skewered our nation’s treatment of marijuana constantly.
In 2011 Justin Timberlake told Playboy that he loved smoking pot because it gets him to “stop thinking” so much. He also admitted that he thinks some people are just better high.
Woody Harrelson has protested America’s marijuana policy and considers himself an active pot smoker. He sits on the advisory board for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has stated:
“Marijuana’s about marijuana. That’s consensual, victimless crime. That’s saying, I think I should have the freedom to do whatever the hell I want to do if I’m living in a so-called free country, as long as I’m not hurting someone else. That’s freedom. If I’m gonna hit myself in the head with a hammer, so be it. That’s freedom.”
Willie Nelson has been arrested multiple times for marijuana-related offenses, but that doesn’t stop the country music legend from speaking out about what he considers to be unfair drug policies. Willie’s Reserve, his own brand of cannabis, will is now sold and grown in certain legal states across America.
Frances McDormand admitted that she was a recreational pot smoker when she covered marijuana-enthusiast magazine High Times. In an interview with High Times in 2003, Frances explains her thoughts on recreational and medical marijuana:
“I’m a recreational pot-smoker. Because it’s not a constant in my life, I don’t say it should be made legal so it’s more available. But from a medical point of view — I have friends who need to use it — why should they have to look too hard for the thing that makes them better? So from that point of view, it’s like, ‘Please, what is the problem?’”
Do you know Lily Allen, the British pop sensation? In the biography “Smile: Lily Allen” by Bella Wolfson, Allen is quoted as saying, “I smoked my first spliff when I was 15. (Mum’s) a busybody, and I hated that when I was younger, and I smoked a lot of weed.” If her fashion choices are any indication, Lily is definitely still a user.
Cameron Diaz told George Lopez that she probably bought weed from Snoop Dogg, when the two of them were in high school. “We went to high school together. He was a year older than me… I remember him, he was very tall and skinny, he wore lots of ponytails… I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him.” Diaz has played stoner roles in the past and has been seen sharing joints with her besties like Drew Barrymore.
Montel Williams smokes medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of his MS. He’s been involved openly with marijuana for medication advocacy, since 2000. Over the course of 16 years, he’s been a daily cannabinoid user. And as such, said he’s learned some things along the way that, “I think is now time to share with other people.”
Lady Gaga told Anderson Cooper in 2011 that she smokes “a lot of pot” when writing music.
Dr. Dre is such a fan of weed that he named his albums The Chronic and The Chronic 2001.
Melanie Griffith: Griffith doesn’t think lighting up on occasion is that big of a deal, stating that she’d even smoke with her kids if they wanted to.
Sarah Silverman: Silverman wants to share her love of marijuana with the world. She introduced her new pot-filled electronic cigarette on the Emmys red carpet. However, she also has stated that pot should be a treat, not a career.
Long before he became known as the “Terminator” and “Governator,” Arnold Schwarzenegger was just Mr. Universe with a fondness for smoking doobies, as seen in classic documentary “Pumping Iron.”
Musician and mom of four, Melissa Etheridge, released a statement making a plea to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize cannabis. As a breast cancer survivor, Etheridge had the opportunity to use medical marijuana to soothe the side effects of her treatment. In an opinion piece for CNN in August 2013, Etheridge says of the herb,
“I have been a medicinal marijuana smoker for nine years now. I find relief from the gastrointestinal effects of the chemo even now. I find it helps with regulating my sleep. I also enjoy it before I watch “Game of Thrones.”
Martha Stewart: Once famously said, “Of course I know how to roll a joint.” She now currently has a TV show with co-host Snoop Dogg. They’re show’s Super Bowl ad promotion was filled with hilarious weed puns.
Kristen Stewart told Vanity Fair that she doesn’t care who judges her for smoking pot. And has since been seen smoking or advocating in other interviews.
A photo of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps smoking marijuana out of a bong surfaced in the British tabloid News of the World in 2009 and the world fell even more in love with him.
Speaking with the Daily Mail in 2007, actress Kirsten Dunst said she has a “different outlook” on marijuana than America does. “If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place,” she said.
Armie Hammer, the “Social Network” and “Lone Ranger” star, was arrested in 2009 after a drug-sniffing dog discovered marijuana, a pot brownie and three medical marijuana cookies at a border patrol checkpoint in West Texas.
Hugh Hefner is an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He said, “I don’t think there’s any question that marijuana should be legalized because to not legalize it, we’re paying the same price we paid for prohibition.”
Sting is for the legalization of marijuana. He has stated:
“The War on Drugs has failed, but it’s worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned. People who genuinely need help can’t get it. Neither can people who need medical marijuana to treat terrible diseases. We are spending billions, filling up our prisons with nonviolent offenders and sacrificing our liberties.”
Rappers Redman & Method Man have been advocating the use of marijuana for decades, like starring in their 2001 stoner flick “How High.” Now that Method Man has a growing family, he’s said, “Everything I do is for them now, so I use a bit more discretion and I don’t put weed at the forefront anymore.”
Danny McBride told Rolling Stone magazine, “I like smoking weed and drinking beer, and when I was younger I liked doing mushrooms. That’s my triumvirate right there.”