Well-known celebrity cannabis advocates include Cheech and Chong, Whoopie Goldberg, Willie Nelson, and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. However, when Prop. 64 was up for a vote to legalize recreational cannabis, many artists and celebrities came out in support of passage.
Who are some of these pro-cannabis celebrities now? Here’s a rundown of just some of them with their views.
Danny DeVito has been quoted that he is “very excited about the legalization” of cannabis, and is also a user of cannabis.
Shailene Woodley is a fan of all medicinal herbs and forages for plants, makes her own cheese, and creates toothpaste out of clay and coconut oil.
Jay Z narrated the short film A History of the War on Drugs from Prohibition to Gold Rush.
Russell Simmons, a co-founder of Def Jam records, is a dedicated advocate for legalized cannabis, animal rights, marriage equality, and minorities.
TY Dolla $ign, singer and rapper, sells his own cannabis strain.
Al Harrington played in the NBA for 16 seasons for the Pacers, the Warriors, the Hawks, the Knicks, the Magic, the Nuggets, and the Wizards. He’s a drug policy advocate who speaks candidly about how cannabis helped his ailing grandmother.
Piper Kerman’s memoir has been adapted as the basis of Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She served 13 months in a minimum security prison for money laundering and drug trafficking. She has since become an advocate for prisoners’ rights and justice reform, and sits on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.
Rihanna has posted on social media featuring cannabis and openly admits that she smokes nearly every day.
Jennifer Aniston admits she smokes cannabis and that there’s nothing wrong with it.
Miley Cyrus opened up during an interview with Rolling Stone about cannabis and stated “weed is the best drug on earth.”
Musician and classical violinist John Forté has served time in prison for the possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. President George W. Bush commuted his sentence. Now he advocates for prison and drug law reform.
The late Hugh Hefner said that smoking cannabis “helped put [him] in touch with the realm of the senses.”
Comedian David Cross spoke about his cannabis use on his 1996 HBO special and works to legalize cannabis everywhere.
Melissa Etheridge created Buddhafest to promote the legalization of cannabis. Actor Danny Glover attended and promoted Buddhafest to advocate as well.
Superstar Megan Fox has been supporting the legalization of cannabis since 2009.
Other A-Listers who advocate for legalization include Morgan Freeman, Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, and Bill Maher. Entertainers and celebrities who support legal cannabis include Academy Award-winning musician and actor Common, actress Olivia Wilde, actor Jesse Williams, actor Michael K. Williams and Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins. Los Rakas, a bilingual hip-hop group and hip-hop artist Pusha T also support legalization.