Among decriminalisation allies, we can find celebrities who have admitted using medical or recreational marijuana and support free use, sale, and possession. They publicly show themselves smoking weed, breaking down the generalised stigma displayed on the big and the small screen for years. Many of them have turned their love for this plant into multi-million businesses that create jobs around cannabis activism and the cannabis community. These are just some of Hollywood actors and celebrities supporting legalisation.
The image of this famous African American rapper, producer and actor has transformed the idea of cannabis within the movie, music and TV industries. In 2015, Snoop Dogg has created a thriving business out of his passion for cannabis. In April, the rapper launched Eaze—a cannabis delivery service. In October that same year, he introduced Marry Jane, a cannabis-focused news media platform, and, in November, he announced his plans to launch Leafs by Snoop—his own cannabis product line, including cannabis flower, concentrates and edibles.
Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor and comedian, known for movies like “The Interview,” “Knocked Up,” and “Pineapple Express,” also starring as a voice actor in animated films for children such as “Shrek 3” and “Monsters vs. Aliens”—but this successful celebrity is also publicly related to cannabis activism.
According to The New York Times, Rogen—an equal match to Willie Nelson in terms of smoking proportions—has also introduced Houseplant into the United States, a Canadian cannabis company founded in 2019 by Rogen and his lifelong film partner Evan Goldberg. This company will soon release Rogen’s first commercial foray into ceramics: a sumptuously packaged ashtray and bud vase set priced at $85—designed by him, but made in China—that unites his two true passions, weed and clay.
Most-beloved Hollywood star and Oscar winner in 2005 for the movie “Million Dollar Baby,” Morgan Freeman is not only widely recognised as a cannabis lover, but also as an outspoken critic of current legislation on cannabis consumption, voicing his arguments in favour of legalisation, which—according to Freeman—would have a positive effect on the U.S. economy resulting from sales taxes and legal market sales.
Freeman became a user more than 10 years ago, after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic disease characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. “My first wife got me into it many years ago. They used to say: ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!’” The actor claims that marijuana is “the only thing that offers any relief” from his disease. “How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!”
Worshiped Hollywood actress and model Megan Fox is known for starring in “Transformers” and “Jennifer’s Body.” She has spoken in many interviews about being a regular marijuana user, followed by a hail of criticism. During an interview with GQ magazine, Megan was asked about her views on the war on drugs in the U.S., and she claimed: “It’s all propaganda. I can’t tell you how much bullshit I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed… People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippy, fucked-up thing to do. And it’s not! I hope they legalise it and when they do, I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints.”