Whoopi Goldberg and Willie Nelson are among dozens of celebrities who tout the benefits of marijuana, and they’ve been doing it long before the law said it was permissible (in some places, anyway). Here’s a rundown of famous folks who helped blaze a trail to legalization.
In 2011, the multi-talented Timberlake told Playboy that he “absolutely” smokes weed and added, “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off.”
Rumors that the singer was branding her own line of weed, called “MaRihanna,” proved untrue. But there’s no denying Rihanna is a longtime proponent of pot, as evidenced by countless posts on her social media pages.
Coming soon: Willie’s Reserve, “for music fans, cannabis connoisseurs & lovers of freedom.” Marijuana-smoking celebrities don’t get more legendary than this. A longtime support of the legalization of weed, Nelson plans to open stores in every state that legally allows pot sales.
When she appeared on 60 Minutes, the singer revealed, “I smoke a lot of pot when I write music.” Gaga has no desire to present herself as “some sober human being.”
The comedienne and talk show host defended medical marijuana long before it was legal. Goldberg has used pot to cope with glaucoma and recently launched her own line of medical cannabis, Whoopi & Maya, to alleviate menstrual discomfort.
The actress, now 43, says she’s been smoking weed since she was a teenager. And Diaz got the good stuff — Snoop Dogg was her dealer in high school.
Unlike his friend Rihanna, Snoop has developed his own brand of marijuana. His Leafs by Snoop website boasts “the finest quality cannabis one could imagine.” He invites his fans to “medicate, elevate, and put it in the air!”
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