The stars have always seemed to love a little bit of the green stuff and with the stress of being constantly hounded by paparazzi who could blame them? Explore a list of the most iconic celebrity pot users of all time.
What would a list of celebrities who enjoy weed be without Willie Nelson? Willie has been performing music since the 1950s and still performed even in recent years. He has been arrested multiple times over the years for marijuana possession. Most recently in 2010 in the town of Sierra Blanca, Texas.
This town is notorious for stopping tour busses of various musicians and celebrities traveling through the city and arresting them. Others that have been arrested in the town include Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg, actor Armie Hammer, and rapper Nelly. Willie recently took to social media to show off his new Christmas sweater gifted to him by fellow pot head and friend, Snoop Dogg.
When it comes to weed, Charlize Theron was once famously photographed smoking weed out of a homemade apple pipe. So let’s just say it seems pretty likely that the woman knows her way around the ganja. Charlize has never publicly commented on the photographs but they really speak for themselves.
Charlize is originally from South Africa, where like the United States cannabis is also illegal. However, in May of 2016, there were large protests demanding that the government legalize marijuana. Similar to what is going on in the United States perhaps South Africa will also see its share of legalization.
It should probably come as no surprise that a group of young men who became famous in their teen years has an affinity for marijuana, but here we are. Multiple members of One Direction have been photographed smoking weed including now ex-member Zayn Malik. Here Zayn is even wearing a Rastafari-inspired shirt, it seems.
In 2016, Zayn stated that he felt like marijuana helped him with the creative process. Although he continued that he only spoke for himself and didn’t want to influence anyone, he has also posted photos of himself which seem to be of him smoking. Much to the dismay of his very young fans who beg him to stop smoking for his health.
Some of Bill Murray’s earliest work stems from Saturday Night Live, and the early bunch of SNL was definitely known for working in a drug-induced haze. But even before that Bill had a history with pot. When he was 20 years old he was arrested with $20,000 worth of weed while at O’Hare airport in Chicago.
His arrest made the front page of the famous newspaper the Chicago Tribune. Luckily for Bill, he was spared jail time and given probation, going on to have the momentous career he has today. As recent as 2014, Bill did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he voiced his support for the legalization of marijuana.
Matthew McConaughey has found his way into the halls of legendary actor-hood but one of his most memorable roles was as Wooderson in the 1990s stoner flick Dazed and Confused. Matthew definitely has an affinity for the green, however, who could forget his naked bongo playing arrest?
In 1999, he was arrested in Austin, Texas after a neighbor called to complain about his super loud music. When cops arrived they found Matthew naked, stoned, and playing the bongos. It certainly doesn’t seem as though he tries to distance himself from his weed-loving reputation either. Matthew would likely respond, “You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.”
Another well-known weed lover on the list is Woody Harrelson. Woody has long been a proponent of marijuana legalization. He even appeared on Ziggy Marley’s track “Wild and Free,” which is about legalization. In 2016, he applied to open a marijuana dispensary in Hawaii. While there was no reason for the denial Wood definitely took the application seriously.
He sits on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Perhaps it has something to do with the time he challenged anti-marijuana laws back in the ’90s by planting hemp seeds in Kentucky. Whatever the case, he isn’t likely to stop his activism anytime soon.
Kristen Stewart garnered a pot head reputation for herself early in her career in the heyday of the Twilight films. She often was photographed by paparazzi looking quite disheveled and well, stoner-esque, if you will. Before she was dating Robert Pattinson, Kristen was even photographed with a marijuana pipe in her hand while she was sitting on some steps with her boyfriend at the time, Michael Angarano.
While Kristen has for the time being moved on from dating men, recently coming out as liking women, she certainly seems like she didn’t leave marijuana in the dust. She did the stoner-flick American Ultra with Jesse Eisenberg. She defined stoner while doing press for the film saying, “Even if you don’t proclaim yourself as a stoner and you smoke a lot of weed, you’re still a stoner.”
Pete Davidson is currently starring on Saturday Night Live. Pete is only twenty-three years old, and tragically lost his firefighter father on September 11th. He also suffers from Chron’s Disease, a disease causing gastrointestinal, painful stomach, and bowel issues. He has credited medical marijuana with making it possible to function in life, from eating to performing on SNL.
Pete even recently spoke to High Times magazine saying that it would not be possible for him to do SNL without the use of marijuana. He’s also talked about how he’s offended when people think smoking marijuana means he simply sits around lazily smoking weed and laying on his couch, he truly believes weed has given him a better quality of life and the ability to live normally.
Aggressive rapper Chris Brown has often brazenly posted photographs of himself smoking marijuana on social media. For someone who has multiple arrests stemming from his violent tendencies, it’s kind of interesting that he would favor marijuana of all the possible drugs he could be taking. In 2016, he made headlines for a variety of weed-related offenses.
The mother of his daughter claimed that he gave his little girl asthma by constantly smoking the substance in her presence. And Chris was allegedly also thrown off a private jet in 2016 for smoking marijuana after being repeatedly warned by the pilot himself. Perhaps this guy needs something a little stronger than weed!
Rihanna is another lady in the spotlight that has made her affinity for marijuana quite clear. She has often been spotted sporting the herb on her clothing and other accessories. In 2015, it was reported that she was going to be launching her own marijuana line called Ma-rihanna – clever!
However, the singer’s representative later reported that the line would never come to fruition. Rihanna still often posts photos and videos of her smoking weed and was even once photographed rolling a blunt on her bodyguard’s head. So it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to imagine her with own line of marijuana-related items.
Oh, Miley! At this point in the pop princess’ career, her name is almost synonymous with marijuana. After going through a few different phases: Hannah Montana, Urban Miley, and Yoga Miley, it definitely seems like Marijuana Miley is here to stay.
Miley is another young celeb that doesn’t mind posting photos of her smoking weed, rolling joints, or even having professional photo shoots where she is doing both. Miley has even smoked on stage and has had custom made outfits emblazoned with marijuana leaves. Perhaps we’ll see some kind of collaborative effort with Rihanna, some kind of marijuana style mash-up. Couldn’t you imagine it?
Whoopi Goldberg is an Oscar-Winning actress and also a marijuana entrepreneur. In 2016, she started a company aimed at creating medical marijuana products for women to be used for menstrual-related pain. She says that there was no one covering that particular niche, so she saw a need and was inspired because she has granddaughters that suffer from painful cramps.
In the past, she has mentioned her own use of a marijuana vape pen which alleviates glaucoma-related headaches that she suffers from. The products currently available on Whoopi’s line include a bath soak, a body balm, a raw edible cacao, and a tincture.
Cameron Diaz was photographed lying on the beach next to Drew Barrymore, sharing what appeared to be a joint (as seen below). However, this wasn’t her first go-round with the green stuff! Cameron said that back in high school at the Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California she went to school with legendary stoner Snoop Dogg.
She said Snoop was actually a year older than her and that he actually sold her weed. Cameron said, “I was green even in high school!” Snoop later replied on the George Lopez show that he “might’ve sold her some of that white girl weed!” Yikes! Well, either way, Cameron still seems to be fond of pot.
Seth Rogen and the whole Apatow crew are kind of known for their pot-loving ways. Seth almost always plays a stoner in his films; see Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, or This Is The End. That’s actually become such a part of his character that if he quit smoking weed at this point it would be like taking pot away from Willie Nelson.
He was even once named Stoner of the Year by High Times Magazine and called the Stoner King of Hollywood by Rolling Stone Magazine. Seth has also been praised by fellow marijuana advocates by bringing some normalcy to the use of the drug.
Sarah Silverman is another comedian that loves marijuana. At the 2014 Emmy’s while being interviewed by E!’s correspondent Giuliana Rancic, Sarah took out a vape pen and said, “this is my marijuana.” Sarah was also a huge supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who favored legalizing marijuana.
Seth Rogen has even said that she was the first “famous” person that he ever smoked weed with, to which she said she was very honored. While appearing on Conan O’Brien, Sarah also claimed that she had regularly gotten high with her parents and even discussed splitting an edible at a bar mitzvah with her step-mom. Marijuana royalty, this one!
Lady Gaga has been famously open about her use of multiple drugs including marijuana. At one point in 2013, it was reported that she was smoking up to 15 joints a day, and she stated that she has an “addiction” to the plant.
However, it wasn’t just for recreational purposes as she was recovering from hip surgery in which doctors had to repair her cartilage. However, mentor and performance artist Marina Abramovic helped her to cut back when she was staying at her home. Gaga has also obviously had a custom-made outfit as an ode to weed, so it’s likely her love of it remains the same!
Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has very candidly discussed his love for and use of the marijuana plant. Morgan has said of his use, “I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it.” He has been publicly supporting the use of marijuana since back in 2003 when he told readers to never give up weed.
More recently, he has consistently called for legalization. He said that marijuana has aided him with pain that he has after being in a horrible car accident and from the condition fibromyalgia. With an authoritative voice like Morgan’s perhaps he would have better luck at persuading the United States government to make more legalization moves across the board.
Justin Timberlake has been photographed several times smoking what looks to be marijuana – including once at a club with producer Pharrell. Justin has also discussed attending musical festivals like Coachella in the past, where he was tripping out of his mind.
He also admits that he was super high when being Punk’d on Ashton Kutcher’s show. In 2011, he was interviewed by Playboy magazine and asked if he was a pot smoker, and he answered “absolutely”. It’s unknown if he still indulges now that he is a settled down family man. Justin is husband to actress Jessica Biel and the two share a son together named Silas.
Snoop Dogg is a prominent West coast rapper who has been famous since the 1990s for his laid-back style. One of the biggest facets of Snoop’s image is his marijuana use. Apparently, in the early 2000s, he claimed he was going to give up pot but he quickly seemed to change his mind.
In 2012, he converted to the Rastafarian religion in which marijuana is considered to be a sacred act, and after a trip to Jamaica he changed his name to Snoop Lion. With some states legalizing marijuana, Snoop has also gotten into the cannabis business coming out with a line of products called Leafs by Snoop.
Mariah Carey is definitely the most surprising person on the list as she has always seemed like more of a champagne at noon type over rolling a joint. But during the 2016 Christmas holiday, Mariah was photograph entering a marijuana dispensary in Aspen, Colorado called The Original Leaf.
It’s unknown if Mariah actually purchased any items as she was not seen leaving with any bags. Then again her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance was only a few days later. Do you think the two are related or perhaps Mariah’s just like the rest of us and feeling particularly stressed out during the holiday season?