Even if you haven't seen Up in Smoke, you're probably familiar with the cultural cornerstone that is the pot-fueled comedy duo, Cheech & Chong. Cheech Marin, who also voiced a hyena in The Lion King (for all us '90s kids!), turns 67 today! Because pot is totally for all ages — even your grandparents! — we thought we'd take this moment to reflect on celebs who have embraced the herb.
Thanks to the 2012 election, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. That's right, folks: In those states, if you're over 21 you can buy pot for fun.
However, plenty of people indulged long before legalization was even on the table, celebrities included. While most stars keep mum about any theoretical drug use, these 17 famous figures are a bit more open about their pot-related experiences. Some of them might surprise you!
Natalie Portman: Harvard Toker
Oscar winner Natalie Portman told EW she "smoked weed in college." (FYI, by "college" she means "Harvard.") She's given up the habit these days, but it's not because she didn't like it: "I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now." She does retain her love of stoner comedies, though, which explains her starring role in the high-minded Your Highness.
Whoopi Goldberg's Oscar Relaxation Technique
Not only did Whoopi Goldberg admit to smoking weed on The View, but she's also confessed that she was high when she accepted the Oscar for her role in Ghost. "I learned a great lesson, though: Never smoke pot before there's a possibility of having to talk to a hundred million people."
Brad Pitt: A Touch Too Much
Brad Pitt "liked to smoke a bit of grass" during his early days in Hollywood, the actor told Parade. "Then I got bored. I was turning into a damn doughnut, really." He dropped the habit and picked up a sterling movie career instead.
all i can think of when i look at her is that video of her riding the sybian tbh
Adrianne Curry: Geek Stoner
America's Next Top Model's original winner, Adrianne Curry, is a loud supporter of marijuana legalization. She also infamously tweeted, "Jumping into shower. Going to spend my afternoon playing World of Warcraft butt naked & stoned. Perfect Sunday!" Adrianne Curry: every stoner geek's dream girl.
Kristin Dunst: Make the World a Better Place
This free-spirited actress isn't afraid to share her feelings about the drug. "I do like weed," she told The Daily Mail. "I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does." What does she mean by that? Simple: "If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place."
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ontd feel free to add to the list, as it's missing gems such as the flawless prince in my icon. somehow i didn't know whoopi smoked weed but it makes sense seeing as she always looked like the dirty lazy stoner in birkenstocks type.
weed post y/y?