Here’s a shout out to some of pop culture’s most famous marijuana misters. Maybe they smoke now. Maybe they did it in the past. Maybe they have passed. Whatever the case we say right on right on right on to these 15 pro-pot patriarchs.
Tony Curtis, father of famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis and heartthrob of the ’50s and ’60s, used marijuana. Curtis was infamously arrested at London’s Heathrow airport in 1970 for marijuana possession.
4. Mr. Depp
Johnny Depp has long been labeled the bad boy of Hollywood. Who knew he was friends with Marilyn Manson? Depp was recently photographed enjoying a bowl with the shock rocker after dropping his daughter off at school. Maybe his time portraying Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” wasn’t too much of a stretch for this dad.
5. Mr. Nelson
Willie Nelson has been a marijuana smoker and proponent of cannabis legalization for longer than I’ve been alive. In an interview for “Today,” he chats with Matt Lauer about his pot use and his new book, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” I’d say marijuana is working for the 80-year-old crooner.
6. Mr. Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa has blown up on the popular music charts, but fame doesn’t necessarily come with a Get Out of Jail Free card. See Wiz’s “jail selfie,” and read about how much he paid to be released from a holding cell in El Paso, Texas.
7. Mr. Carlin
Late, great comedian George Carlin was, for lack of a better word, blunt. In an interview with High Times in 1997, Carlin said of cannabis that he would sometimes take “a hit from time to time.”
8. Mr. Chappelle
Dave Chappelle is a stand-up comedian, co-writer of stoner classic “Half Baked” and star of the cult television sketch show “Chappelle’s Show.” Dave’s use of cannabis has been well-documented and needn’t be debated.
Lester Grinspoon was the fellow intellectual and marijuana user that revealed Carl Sagan as Professor X. After Grinspoon’s 10-year-old son Danny was diagnosed in ’67 with , Lester heard of an unconventional treatment. Wanting only to help Danny, Lester began administering doses of cannabis to his ailing son. It was so successful at eliminating the side effects of  that Danny continued to use it the remaining year and a half of his life. You can thank Danny and Lester, in part, for medical marijuana — their experience was a crucial first step to studying pot as a means to eliminate .
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