20 Celebrities Who Have Tried Marijuana
Celebrities often lead hectic lives and likely feel they need to relax every once in a while. And because the legalization of marijuana is finding more ground with each passing day, celebrities are becoming less reticent to share their experiences with it. The following list includes a handful of such celebrities. Read on to discover which of them have maintained longer relationships with the famous “Mary Jane”, and those that have only met Her once or twice to find that they had nothing in common.
During a 2013 interview on Watch What Happens Live series, host Andy Cohen asked guest Martha Stewart if she knew how to roll a joint. She replied, “Of course I know how to roll a joint”. She then went on to describe how on the way to the interview she stopped to tell two teenagers how they were rolling sloppy joints.
Back in 2009, Phelps was suspended from swimming competitions for three months when a picture of him taking a bong-hit surfaced. Phelps was quick to claim that the bong-hit was a single lapse of judgement, and also says that he gets drug tested all the time, and those tests always turn up clean. But anyways, the guy works his butt off; let the man relax every once in awhile.
Back in a 2003 interview with The Guardian, Freeman said he would “never give up the ganja”. The ironic thing was that Freeman had been withdrawn throughout most of the interview.
He told Hollywood Reporter magazine, after the release of Money Ball, that toward the end of the 1990’s, he had been getting frustrated with himself.
“I was hiding out from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut and I really got irritated with myself”, he said.
In a 1999 Playboy interview, Letterman was asked if he was ever into drugs. He replied, “Only grass. I went through one period when I smoked a surprising, a really breath-taking, amount of grass almost every night”. Letterman, however, became frustrated with his own habits, so he simply quit.
Stewart became insanely popular along with the release of the Twilight movies. She became famous overnight, but unfortunately images of her smoking weed with an ex-boyfriend quickly surfaced, and such photos took precedence before others.
“The next day (after the photo surfaced), it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley girl who smokes pot . . . big deal”.
On another episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked Sarandon to name a Hollywood event she went to while stoned. She replied, “Only one? I would say almost all except the Oscars!”
Back when married to Brad Pitt, Aniston told Rolling Stone that “I enjoy it once in a while. There is nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation. I wouldn’t call myself a pot-head”.
Back when he transitioned to his new home at TBS, Conan did an interview with Playboy. Amongst the questions, he was asked about drug use. He claimed he had tried pot, but that it didn’t do much for him. Ironically, though, lots of people assume he does drugs, based on the eccentricity of his character. As an example, he once visited a doctor for a physical check up, and the doctor actually said that he assumed Conan had been “coked up”.
Rober Downey Jr.
Most people know about Downey’s past drug problems. He told NBC in an interview that his father started providing weed when he was just 8-years-old, which eventually led to other drugs like heroin. However, Downey has left all the drug abuse in the past, and doing so has allowed his acting career to take off.
Depp told Film Review that he believed alcohol was much more harmful than weed. And in 2004 he caught backlash when he said it would be better if his kids smoked with him. He had meant it would be safer if his kids tried stuff he himself provided, rather than any fatal stuff found on the streets. “They (the media) immediately misconstrued it, like I was prepared to go out and score all kinds of drugs for my kids”.
Back in 2012, Rihanna had a nice little vacation in Hawaii. During her respite, she tweeted, “Kush rolled, glass full… I prefer the better things!” Photos soon surfaced of her smoking a funny looking cigarette while wading thigh-deep in the ocean.
Back in 1994, Madonna was the guest on The Late Show With David Letterman. During the interview, Madonna had dropped a flood of “F-bombs”. In 2009 Madonna was once more the guest of Letterman, and she claimed her excessive swearing in the 1994 interview was due to a joint she smoked beforehand.
This entry is likely the least surprising entry of all. Yep, Snoop enjoys visits from Mary Jane every once in awhile. He once told Esquire that “It makes me feel the way I need to feel”. So in other words, Snoop thinks it’s integral to a healthy diet.
Matt Damon has been introduced to Mary Jane in a formal situation. In an interview on BBC’s Johnny Vaughan Tonight, Damon revealed that his mother and stepfather first introduced him to weed. “They were like, ‘If you are going to do this, we’d rather you did this with us'” he stated.
During the acceptance for “Best Video” at MTV’s European Music Video awards, Cyrus tried to jokingly shove her award into her bag. She exclaimed, “I can’t fit it in my bag, but I did find this!” as she pulled out a joint, which she then proceeded to light up on stage. The joint was quickly censored, and Miley later said that she had decided to smoke the joint at the last second, thinking that it would simply be funny.
Back in 2011, Portman told Entertainment Weekly that she smoked quite a bit of weed at Harvard University, but she no longer does so.
In 2011, Timberlake told Playboy that he does in fact smoke pot, and he does so simply because it helps him to relax. “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high”, he said.
The 1993 movie Dazed and Confused catapulted McConaughey’s acting career. In the movie he played a stoner, and his role must have been an easy one for him. In 1999, McConaughey’s next door neighbors at his Texas residence called the cops to file a noise complaint. The police soon showed up at McConaughey’s home, where they found him stoned and playing the bongos in the nude.
Did you know that Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg went to high school at the same time? They did. And she believes that Snoop must have been her dealer. On an episode of Lopez Tonight, she said, “We went to high school together…He was very tall and skinny and wore lots of ponytails in his hair and I’m pretty sure I got weed from him. I had to have!“