Top 10 Celebrity Pot Heads
The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 18.9 million Americans had used marijuana in the past month (to say nothing of the 47% of Americans who admitted to have tried pot in their lives).
Out of these avowed cannabis users, it figures that a healthy chunk of them would be celebrities – after all, creative types do like their weed. And there’s a lot of stars who’ve gladly admitted their affinity for the flower and even come out in favor of legalization.
So we’ve made our picks for the Top 10 Celebrity Pot Heads. The rules:
- You already know about Willie Nelson and Cheech and Chong. Here are the biggest stars of today who like pot.
- These aren’t folks who admitted to taking a hit back in their more youthful, wilder days (we’re looking at you Oprah, Bill Clinton, and President Obama) – these are open and proud regular cannabis users.
- This list is completely subjective – there’s no algorithm to figure out who’s a bigger star and we have no idea who smokes more pot (though we’ve got some good guesses).
So here they are, the Top 10 Celebrity Pot Heads. Got someone you thought belonged on the list? Make your case in the comments.
10. Joe Rogan
Source: Joe Rogan’s website
Joe Rogan has made a career on TV centered around pushing the limits – people pushing the limits of grossness on Fear Factor; fighters pushing the limits of pain as a UFC commentator; and he pushing the limits of viewers’ disbelief on his SyFy show Joe Rogan Questions Everything. Through it all, he’s advocated for obliterating the legal limits of marijuana as an outspoken advocate for legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. Aside from advocacy, Rogan enjoys his pot – he likes to smoke weed and workout, and even named a stand-up comedy special “Rocky Mountain High.”
9. Wiz Khalifa
Source: XXL Magazine
One of rap’s biggest stars today, Wiz Khalifa has professed his love for marijuana throughout his rap career. He made weed a status symbol in his raps – while lots of rappers brag about smoking and spending cash, Wiz combined the two, boasting about spending lavishly on ounces of premium grass. A fan of “paper planes” (joints), the Pittsburgh native is now a veritable ganjapreneur, with his own line of rolling papers and other accessories.
8. Jennifer Aniston
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Jennifer Aniston is one of the best-known names in Hollywood, particularly for her role in the hit TV show Friends. Though she admits “I wouldn’t call myself a pot-head,” Aniston says, “I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that.” We agree.
7. Jon Stewart
Source: Huffington Post
Host of the beloved Daily Show, Jon Stewart has jokingly admitted that weed has led him to write many (albeit unmade) movies. On the sharp political satire show, he’s taken anti-cannabis blowhards to task, and earlier in his career, delivered an unforgettable performance (see below) as the Enhancement Smoker in stoner classic Half Baked.
6. Morgan Freeman
Source: E! Online
Morgan Freeman is a renowned Hollywood veteran, earning several Oscar nominations and one win for his role in Million Dollar Baby, who is well known for smooth, deep voice, which has been featured in countless voiceovers. He’s also an outspoken advocate of marijuana legalization, calling prohibition “the stupidest law possible.” And even when he doesn’t feel like chatting much to reporters, he’ll at least talk about how he’ll “never give up the ganja.”
5. Miley Cyrus
Say what you will about the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana – Miley Cyrus is one of the most popular and scrutinized celebrities in the world, and she likes pot. Billy Ray’s daughter has been very open up her cannabis affinity in recent years, telling reports she prefers it to drinking and that “weed is the best drug on earth.”
4. Seth Rogen
Source: Celeb Stoner
He’s one of the funniest people in Hollywood, and one of the most outspoken about his pot use. Seth Rogen has no problem admitting his affinity for cannabis on camera, nor does he mind naming names regarding the looooong list of fellow celebrities he’s smoked with. Rogen often plays a stoner-type on film, including in his classic Pineapple Express, which we call one of the best movies to watch while you’re high. He even wanted to host a 420-friendly screening of The Interview before it got pulled from its scheduled release.
3. Lady Gaga
The extravagant, extroverted, multi-million-selling pop star Lady Gaga is a big fan of cannabis. So much so, in fact, that she admits to smoking “up to 15 spliffs a day” because it’s “quite liberating.” Gaga has smoked weed on stage at her sold-out arena shows, and admitted on 60 Minutes that “I smoke a lot of pot when I write music.”
2. Jay Z
Source: New York Post
Rappers like weed. There’s no surprise there, and over his two-decade reign at the top of the genre, Jay Z has rhymed about his cannabis consumption countless times. But now, Jay is a certified mogul, with his own clothing line (Roca Wear), entertainment company (Roc Nation),and sports agency (Roc Nation Sports), amongst many other ventures. President Obama listens to his music, and has rubbed shoulders with Jay on several occasions – which apparently didn’t keep Jay from enjoying his preferred herb: “Sittin’ next to Hillary smelling like dank.”
1. Snoop Dogg
Source: Business Insider
Did you really think anyone else would take the top spot? Snoop Dogg, the rapper born Calvin Broadus, is one of the highest-profile cannabis users in the world. He loves marijuana and smokes it at every occasion, even, apparently, on White House visits. Even before his foray into reggae as Snoop Lion, Uncle Snoop had earned Bob Marley status as the stoner icon of our generation.