Support for legal marijuana is literally on a high right now, with 23 states having some form of marijuana laws in place. In case you’re wondering what some celebrities and influential people have to say on the matter, The Guardian has compiled a list of 10 celebrities and what exactly they’re saying about legal pot.
(Note: Not all of them are happy about it.)
- Bob Marley
Though the reggae icon died way back in 1981, Privateer Holdings persuaded Marley’s family to license his name and image to the company. Marley Natural is now seeking market domination with the dreadlocked Bob being billed as the “Marlboro Man of Marijuana.”
- Melissa Etheridge
Thanks to medical marijuana, this Kansas rocker survived her battle with breast cancer. As a result, she is now developing a line of cannabis-infused wines that could allegedly provide “a full body buzz.”
- Morgan Freeman
The actor who often plays God and the president on a regular basis once said that criminalization of weed is the “stupidest law possible.” Who can argue with him?
- Nick Lachey
Ex-98 Degrees member Nick Lachey was one of the leading investors in the ResponsibleOhio legalization campaign, which unfortunately didn’t get a yes vote. The reality show star would have made millions as the co-owner of a 29-acre weed farm.
- Pope Francis
The current pontiff is strictly against marijuana legalization, saying, “No a ogni tipo di droga,” which means, “No to every type of drug.” Even when he was still a bishop in Argentina, Pope Francis was already an active opponent of pot.
Rihanna must be one of the more outspoken celebrity female pot supporters, at least in her social media channels. She may not be politically involved, but her Instagram pics of gigantic joints with the hashtag #legalizeit are enough messages to her 29 million followers.
- Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is certainly one of the earliest cannabis entrepreneurs. He owns marijuana media platform Merry Jane, weed delivery company Eaze, and a range of pot products called Leafs by Snoop, just launched early this month.
- Susan Sarandon
This multi-awarded actress has admitted that she gets high every time she attends an awards ceremony, “except the Oscars.” She also serves on the Marijuana Policy Project advisory board together with Jack Black and Bill Maher.
- Tina Brown
Publishing mogul Tina Brown doesn’t want weed to get legalized, saying, “Legal weed contributes to us being a fatter, dumber, sleepier nation, even less able to compete with the Chinese.”
- Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson may have his own independent cannabis brand known as Willie’s Reserve, but he’s not too keen on the possibility of pot monopolies. He is now “waging war on Big Pot” and opposes it going corporate.
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