It's April 20, and you know what that means, you guys! 420 Day, man. WOOO PARTY!
Actually, if you're chronically uncool like me, you may have no idea what 420 even means ... other than it has something to do with pot. I actually had to google the term, which is to say, the only questionable substance I'll be partaking in today at 4:20 p.m. is a sugar-free Red Bull.
My thrilling rockstar lifestyle: let me show you it.
I do, however, have an amusing list of celebrities who not only indulge, they're not shy about admitting it. In an environment of handlers and PR reps and spin doctors, there's something kind of refreshing about a celeb who flat-out cops to huffing a little weed. Or in some cases, a LOT of weed.
Here's the list of out and proud reefer fans:
Natalie Portman. Portman recently starred in Your Highness, a medieval stoner comedy (anyone else totally mystified by her script choices since Black Swan?). She has said that that while she's "too old" now, she did her fair share of inhaling during college.
Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga smokes pot? OMFG NO WAY. She recently told 60 Minutes, "I drink a lot of whiskey and I smoke weed when I write. I don’t do it a lot because it’s not good for my voice.”
Bill Maher. Maher has valiantly rallied for the legalization of marijuana for 30 years. He once told Jay Leno, “Every administration has done study after study after study on marijuana since FDR. You know what they found? It makes you want to eat Spaghetti-os right out of the saucepan—that’s the worst thing."
Sarah Silverman. Silverman once advised Comic-Con attendees how to keep their love for pot alive. “Make it a treat. If it’s an everyday thing and it’s easy to get, it takes the fun out of it.”
Matthew McConaughey. I know: SHOCKER. Let's always remember McConaughey for his finest moment: being charged with drug paraphernalia in 1999 after cops found him naked, high as a kite, and playing the bongos.
Jennifer Aniston. Aniston told Rolling Stone she occasionally smokes pot to relax (what, all that yoga isn't doing it for her?): “I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that. I wouldn’t call myself a pothead.”
Joss Stone. The British singer falls into that ever-popular "but weed is a PLANT!" camp: "I smoke weed, but I don’t think it’s really a drug. It’s more an herb ... I think everyone smokes weed and people who say they don’t are lying! Weed has been given this evil stamp, but how is it dangerous? It’s going to make you laugh your ass off? You might go to sleep?”
Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten smokes pot and she thinks you should, too. In 2007 she told the Daily Mail, "I do like weed. I think America’s view on weed is ridiculous. I mean—are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place.”
Stephen King. Not only is he one of the most wildly successful authors of all time, but he's also been one of the most vocal proponents for the legalization of marijuana, stating that “I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry.”
Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is part owner of a hemp clothing company and he narrated the 1999 pro-pot documentary Grass, but says he doesn't understand why people think he's such an advocate. "I’ve seen it printed that I’m a marijuana activist, and I understand that, but it’s really just something I enjoy. […] For me, it’s a better drug than any of the others, and since we’re all drug addicts, I don’t think it’s a bad choice. Whether your drug is sugar, coffee, sex, exercise, or religion -- everybody has something."
Did any of these names surprise you?
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