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Article Last Updated on December 25, 2022

People have been smoking marijuana for a long time, long before talks of legalization occurred, and even longer before celebrity culture ensued. But, times being what they are, celebrities often needed to be careful about what they share with the public, including their weed habits. 

However, as the general acceptance of weed is expanding, so are celebrities less shy to talk about Mary Jane. Hollywood is full of weed enthusiasts, some louder than others, but loud enough nonetheless.

In this article, we’ll talk about celebrity pot smokers and their open love of weed, so if you want to find out who else smokes weed besides Snoop Dogg, read on.

Top 10 Female Celebrities Who Smoke Weed

1. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg is a well-known celebrity weed enthusiast who is also a co-founder of a cannabis company. Whoopi and her business partner Maya launched their medical cannabis company in 2016 under the name Whoopi & Maya which sold cannabis products for menstrual cramp relief. 

In the press release, Whoopi talked about how her own experience with cannabis had inspired her. She stated: “This was all inspired by my own experience from a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief.”

Whoopi & Maya was closed in 2020, but that didn’t mean the end of Whoopi’s foray into cannabis entrepreneurship. In fact, the very following year, she announced the launch of her new cannabis company named Emma & Clyde, after her mother and brother. The company sells edibles, pre-rolls, flowers, and accessories, among other cannabis products.

One fun fact about Whoopi is that she was on the cover of the first issue of Black Cannabis Magazine, which was aptly released on April 20, 2021. 

2. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is another celebrity who’s open about her weed use. She has talked about her excessive use of marijuana at some point in her life due to suffering from a hip injury which resulted in pain that she managed with marijuana. However, she stated that her relationship with weed has changed since she now smokes it at night to relax. 

3. Madonna

The Queen of Pop hasn’t been that vocal about her pot use, but she has mentioned on several occasions throughout the decades that sometimes she smokes weed. In a 2009 appearance on the David Letterman Show, she revealed that the reason behind her famously dropping f-bombs during her appearance in the Ed Sullivan Theatre back in 1994 was because of the joint she was smoking backstage. 

Fast forward a decade later and Madonna is posing with a blunt between her lips and a tray full of cannabis nugs and rolling papers. The photo is posted on her Instagram and it was taken during her 2020 birthday celebration in Jamaica. But that’s not all, in 2021 she made a cameo on her fellow weed enthusiast Snoop Dogg’s single Gang Signs.

4. Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne is one of the most vocal celebrities about their weed use and launching her own cannabis brand attests to that. In 2019 she partnered with the Glass House Group and created her personal line of cannabis products titled Forbidden Flowers. 

In a 2021 interview with Forbes, Thorne spoke about how personal these products are for her and how much effort went into creating the line. She has also revealed that she’s very particular when it comes to joints by saying: “I only like smoking joints that I roll myself. I can’t smoke from a joint that someone else has rolled.”

5. Sarah Silverman

The first celebrity Seth Rogen has ever smoked pot with, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman has been vocal about her pot use for a while now. On the 2014 Emmys red carpet, she openly showed off the vape pen she carried in her clutch, calling it her “liquid pot.”

And as if that wasn’t clear enough, the following year, when she guested on Conan, she was recounting an anecdote about getting stoned on edibles with her father and stepmother, saying they were both convinced they had superpowers.

When she appeared in an episode of Hannah Hart’s My Drunk Kitchen series, Sarah Silverman put her own twist on it – they replaced the usual alcohol drinking with smoking weed. Sure, wine and food are a great combo, but food tastes even better when you’ve got the munchies!

6. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has said that she has been smoking weed since her teenage years when she starred in the teen sitcom Hannah Montana. She is known for openly enjoying doobies at award shows and an avid enjoyer of ganja, proclaiming in a 2014 interview in W magazine: “I just love being stoned.”

7. Jennifer Lawrence

Multiple Oscars-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has shared a couple of funny anecdotes about smoking weed, including taking a bong hit with her brother before the Oscars. But the funniest one has to be the story she recounted on the Howard Stern Show in 2018 when she talked about how she started imagining things after smoking weed at Ellen DeGeneres’s birthday party. 

She recalled causing a ruckus in front of a Porta Potty by screaming at a woman she didn’t know, grabbing her by the shoulders, and telling her that she [the woman] “has to poop.” The security guard had to step in, but he was “laughing so hard because he heard the whole exchange, and he’s like, ‘You can’t grab her, but I agree, she has to poop!”

8. Drew Barrymore

Actress and producer Drew Barrymore has been a long-time weed user, but the most well-known instance of her smoking pot was when in 2007 she was photographed sharing a joint with her friend and Charlie’s Angels co-star Cameron Diaz while sunbathing in a park in California.

9. Megan Fox

Megan Fox is pretty outspoken not only about her cannabis use, but she has also openly expressed her disdain for the illegal status of marijuana, describing it as “all propaganda” in a 2009 British GQ interview. She goes on to say: “I hope they legalize it and when they do I’ll be the first f**king person in line to buy my pack of joints.”

10. Rihanna

Rihanna is one of the handful of celebrities who is very open about her love of this plant. Over the years, clouds of blunt smoke have become a part of her public image, but RiRi doesn’t hide that she enjoys weed privately, too. She frequently shares snaps of rolled blunts on her Instagram profile and she openly talks about weed in interviews. 

One of the most famous instances of her public use of weed was when she rolled a blunt on the head of her bodyguard at the 2012 Coachella. At the time, the photo sparked a controversy, but that moment has remained as one of the most iconic moments of a celebrity using weed.

Top 10 Male Celebs Who Smoke Weed

1. Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen has played a stoner in quite a few movies, like Pineapple Express and Knocked Up, but his love for ganja isn’t just for on-screen. The actor and screenwriter told MTV that he smokes a lot of weed in real life, too, especially when he writes. In 2019 he told Stephen Colbert that he’s high “all day, every day” whether he’s filming or not.

And he’s open about his weed smoking with his fans, too. When his movie The Interview was released in 2014, he posted a tweet inviting fans to smoke weed with him before the screening of the movie in Denver, Colorado. 

Seth Rogen is also a member of NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws), a non-profit group that supports the legalization of cannabis.

2. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is one of those celebs that you immediately think of when talking about weed because of his long-time openness about his pot use. Starting from one of his earliest singles Gin and Juice, released in 1993, to his other weed-themed songs throughout his career, Mary Jane has become an indelible part of Snoop Dogg.

He expanded his dedication to ganja even further when he collaborated with Famous Brandz to release his glass bong collection called POUNDS by Snoop Dogg

Snoop is known for having impressive weed stamina, but in 2017 he told Jimmy Kimmel that the only person in the world who could out-smoke him was his very good friend Willie Nelson. Birds of the same feather really do flock together!

3. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is a weed legend. The country songwriter has been smoking weed since around 1978 when he gave up tobacco for ganja. He had been smoking his favorite strains for decades until 2019, when he gave up toking for edibles after suffering several bouts of pneumonia, as he told Rolling Stone in an extensive feature.

There are too many weed-related Willy Nelson stories to recount, but one of the most memorable ones has to be that time when he smoked weed on the rooftop of the White House where he was invited as a guest in 1980.

Willie is an open activist for the legalization of marijuana who owns his own cannabis company called Willie’s Reserve which sells a variety of cannabis products.

4. Bill Maher 

Comedian and actor Bill Maher is open about smoking pot. In 2016, in an episode of his show Real Time, he lit a joint with his guest, rapper Killer Mike, and talked about how he used medical marijuana to treat his glaucoma. 

But this isn’t the only time he has talked about weed on his show. Since Real Time covers a broad range of topics, the legalization of marijuana couldn’t be omitted. Maher has openly talked about his support for marijuana and has revealed that he uses smoking pot as a creative aid which makes it easier to write.

5. Jay-Z

There aren’t many public instances of Jay-Z smoking pot, save for a few references in his vast discography here and there, but it doesn’t mean that the rap mogul doesn’t enjoy ganja. Like many other celebrities, his love of marijuana has progressed into his own cannabis brand. 

He launched Monogram in 2020, a luxury line of carefully crafted cannabis strains and products. On its inception, Jay Z said: “I created Monogram to give cannabis the respect it deserves by showcasing the tremendous hard work, time, and care that go into crafting a superior smoke.”

Apart from his cannabis entrepreneurship, Jay Z is vocal about cannabis legalization. On the legalization of cannabis in New York, he stated that “it represents a long-overdue opportunity for New Yorkers, for the cannabis industry, and for social equity and social justice. I’ve seen firsthand the harm inflicted for generations against black and minority communities by the war on drugs right here in New York.” 

To add to that, in 2016 he co-produced a short film published in the New York Times titled The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail.

6. Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is another legend who smoked pot and supposedly introduced The Beatles to it. His 1966 song Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 famously includes the lyric “Everybody must get stoned,” and it is even thought to have inspired the 420 slang for weed because when you multiply 12 and 35 you get 420. But whether that’s true or not, the song was included in Rolling Stones’ Greatest Songs About Pot list and Bob Dylan remained as one of the many weed lovers among celebrities.

7. Pete Davidson

Comedian, actor, and SNL (Saturday Night Live) star Pete Davidson is an avid cannabis user and he doesn’t hide it. He has been smoking pot to manage his health issues, like his Crohn’s disease but also because he “just loves smoking weed.” In a 2018 interview, he told Howard Stern that he has been “smoking weed every day for 8 years.”

However, according to his friend Snoop Dogg, it seems like Pete can’t handle his weed. When guesting on E!’s Nightly Pop in 2021, he was asked which of the celebrities he has smoked with couldn’t handle his weed, and Snoop said: “The last person I just blew with, I knocked his wig off. I’m supposed to see him again this week, my good friend Pete Davidson.” He then continued: “He fights and he fights and he fights, then he says, ‘Hey, man, I’m cool.'”

8. Wiz Khalifa

When it comes to his pot use, Wiz Khalifa is an open book. His 2011 album, aptly titled Rolling Papers, attests to that. In a 2017 Vice interview, he stated that he carries six rolled joints at all times – a piece of advice that his friend Snoop Dogg gave him. As for why he likes weed, he says that it helps him relax and free his mind, and it fuels his creativity. 

On top of that, Wiz Khalifa collaborated with River Rock Cannabis to create his own cannabis strain called Khalifa Kush.

9. Woody Harrelson

Another celebrity member of NORML, Woody Harrelson is outspoken about weed and openly shows his support for the legalization of marijuana. He had smoked weed faithfully for 30 years before quitting in 2017 for almost two years, leaving his pothead persona behind.

However, back in 2019, he started smoking pot again. The reason? Willie Nelson. Woody and Willie are good friends and during one of their many poker nights, Willie kept passing him his vape pen, and Woody kept refusing until he couldn’t anymore. As he describes it, when he finally took a hit from the vape pen, Willie said “Welcome home, son.” Welcome home, indeed.

10. Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman uses marijuana for its medical benefits and is a strong advocate for its legalization. In a 2015 interview with the Daily Beast, he said that it was his wife who got him into marijuana. He smokes weed to relieve pain caused by fibromyalgia, and ever since he started, he hasn’t looked back. In the interview, he famously said: “How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!” Well, nothing to add there!

FAQs on Famous People Who Smoke Weed

Who is the best weed smoker in the world?

There are a lot of weed enthusiasts in the world, but if we had to pick some from the celebrity world based on what we know about their weed habits, Willie Nelson definitely comes to mind. Why? The answer is simple: no one can outsmoke him.

What rappers smoke weed?

Many rap artists smoke weed and some of them have even launched their own cannabis lines, such as Jay Z and Wiz Khalifa, while Snoop Dogg not only has his own cannabis line, but also a bong collection. Other rappers that enjoy a doobie include Method Man and Redman, Nicki Minaj, Kurupt, and many others.

Who is the king of weed?

There are many kings of weed among celebrities. Just think of the time when Matthew McConaughey played the bongos naked while being high. But, it would be a crime not to choose Snoop Dogg, not only because he smokes 81 blunts a day, as he said in a Reddit Q&A, but also because he has hired his own full-time blunt roller.

Who is the biggest female stoner?

Out of the many female celebrities who have expressed they enjoy weed, such as Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, a few truly stand out as stoners simply because they express their love of smoking weed more publicly than others. Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are some of the celebrities who have smoked weed publicly on several occasions and have made weed an important part of their public persona.

Final Thoughts

The great thing about weed is that it can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re a celebrity who’s known by a vast majority of people or not. Mary Jane isn’t picky. So whether you’re enjoying weed for its recreational THC action or some therapeutic CBD, bonding through sharing a doobie seems to bring everyone closer together, including celebrities, so let the high times roll!

A passionate advocate for the benefits of cannabis. Fraser Horton, who has a background in botany and a strong love of nature, has spent years researching how cannabis affects the body and mind. He established Leaf Nation in 2020, where he has devoted himself to educating people about the legalisation of marijuana and its safe and responsible use. Fraser is committed to highlighting cannabis’ potential for improving wellness and working to dispel the stigma associated with its use.


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