“Weed is tight,” is how the Vancouver-born stoner star captioned this photo. Remember when he made headlines in 2014 when he spilled the tea re: which stars he had smoked up with? No? Need a refresher? Here. Wikipedia describes his movie "Pineapple Express" as “a 2008 American stoner action comedy film”. Hmm. “American stoner action comedy” is a very specific genre. Hey, remember when he made headlines in 2014 when he spilled the tea about, like, which stars he had smoked up with? Oh, we already said that? Ahaha sorry. Remember "Pineapple Express"? Meanwhile, Rogen is also entering the legal weed business, announcing on social media that he's launching his own annabis company, called Houseplant. “Houseplant is a passion we’ve brought to life through drive and dedication,” Rogen said in the press release. “Every decision we’ve made for the business reflects the years of education, first-hand experience and respect we have for cannabis.”
The Tragically Hip
Celebrity endorsements for cannabis will be prohibited when pot becomes legal but the Hip are not celebrities who are endorsing the products of Up Cannabis, the Hip are celebrities who hold a financial stake in Up Cannabis, which means their involvement isn't explicitly considered a celebrity endorsement. Up Cannabis, BTW, is a cannabis producer that’s licensed by Health Canada and it’s rolling out five strains of pot with names inspired by Hip hits and deep cuts: "Morning Moon", “Grace”, “50MC”, “Gems”, and "Eldorado". Pictured: The trippy album cover for the Hip's 1992 record 'Fully Completely'.
Trailer Park Boys
Remember the "Trailer Park Boys" episode where Julian (John Paul Tremblay), Ricky (Robb Wells) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) take Maritime musical matriarch Rita MacNeil and her tourmates hostage and force them to farm Ganga at gunpoint? What a time to be alive because we’ll tell you what: It’s absurd baloney like that which almost certainly helped the Trailer Park trio launch a real-life “brand and development deal” (see? Definitely not a “celebrity endorsement”) with OrganiGram, a licensed producer of medical marijuana based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Pictured: The Trailer Park Boys visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to talk about taping an episode of Snoop Dogg's web show. When asked if they indulged with the herb-loving rapper, Bubbles admitted in his inimitable manner, "You don't have a choice. He was lightin' one after another, next thing you know you're on the moon."
"As an artist, there's a sweet jump-starting quality to [marijuana] for me," the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ singer from Ottawa told High Times magazine in 2009. "I've often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I'm not high. When I'm high... well, they come in and there's less of a veil, so to speak. So if ever I need some clarity... or a quantum leap in terms of writing something, it's a quick way for me to get to it." Wow, that sounds so intense it makes us wonder where does Ms. Morissette get her marijuana?
Remember back in 2014 when the “Roll Another Number (For The Road)" songwriter helpfully advised Howard Stern that he could overcome paranoia, a common side effect of marijuana use, by chewing on a black peppercorn or three? You don’t remember that either? Okay, here. Here are some wise words from the godfather of grunge, pictured here in his '60s plaid flannel and bed-headed splendour: “Listen to this music for half an hour. Smoke some weed and listen to this. Do whatever you need to do. Have a beer, smoke some weed, take a walk, breathe some air, listen to it, see if it makes you feel different. It's better for your soul."
The beloved Canadian historian, broadcaster, journalist and super straight-looking grown-up hilariously demonstrated how to roll a joint in an edgy segment on "The Rick Mercer Report" in 2005. Berton copped to a 40-year pot habit and to being far groovier than he appears.
Hah! We picked this picture of our favourite Ghostbuster because he looks guilty here but don't worry, Danny boy, with legalization, your joints will be as legal as your spooky Crystal Skull vodka. The Ottawa-born funny man, who was busted for pot in 1983, says his late friend and collaborator John Belushi would still be alive if he was a pothead. Belushi’s younger brother, Jim, is a frequent collaborator with Aykroyd, and has recently become a cannabis entrepreneur south of the border where the crop remains largely illegal. His grow-op and Vault brand dispensaries are due to launch a brand of pot named after the Blues Brothers, the musical duo originally played by his brother and Aykroyd.
"Oh, I love marijuana,” the 87-year-old from Montreal said on his show “Brown Bag Wine Tasting”. It’s not surprising when you reflect on the wacky, self-aware, multi-faceted and shamelessly self-promoting persona this proud Canadian has built for himself beyond his acting career, which famously includes his role on "Star Trek". Hey, maybe he’s on board for the "Star Trek"-inspired strain of marijuana called Romulan!
Pictured: That's Shatner in full "Star Trek" mode on the right, crouching beside American actor Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
“Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I’m not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation,” Drake told the Guardian in 2012. And we’re, like, “Dude! Remember in 2014 when you told Jimmy Fallon that you hit the bong before your "Degrassi" audition?! We’re no Bryan Adams but that sounds pretty reckless to us. (Because remember the Bryan Adams 1984 album ‘Reckless’? Hey, that reminds us that back in June, Adams tweeted: Congratulations to the Canadian government on the #legalisation of recreational #marijuana.)
Although he admits to using pot, Bieber has explained he usually does it privately so that it doesn't impact his public image or distract from his music: "You'll never see me smoking because that is not who I am. If it's something I do, then it's something I do, but it's not who I am and what I want to put on blast for the world to see. Like, who's Snoop Dogg? That's the dude who smokes a lot of weed. That's become his identity almost. And I don't want my identity to be anything but who I am and what my music is portraying me to be." Bieber prefers to smoke in the privacy of his own plane, or at least he did in 2014 when tabloids breathlessly reported “Justin Bieber's cannabis smoke forced pilots to wear masks”. We like to think of Bieber getting baked with his friend Post “Postie” Malone (pictured) in a wood-panelled rec room like this.
Sure, he famously "Can't Feel His Face" when he's with that other drug, but the "Starboy" singer has sung a few odes to weed, such as
“Rolling Stone" in which he sings of being "With a hand full of beans/ And a chest full of weed," or in “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls," where he sings “Two puffs for the lady who be down for that/ Whatever, together/ Bring your own stash of the greatest, trade it/ Roll a dub, burn a dub, cough a dub, taste it/ Then watch us chase it/ With a handful of pills, no chasers/ Jaw clenching on some super-sized papers".
The Vancouver-born "Deadpool" star is the owner of Portland-based small batch gin company Aviation American Gin. He doesn't have a pot company yet but he does have a pot movie in the works. Yes, "Stoned Alone" is exactly as it sounds: an R-rated 'Home Alone' parody/reboot in which the protagonist battles home invaders while stoned.
The Toronto-born comedian launched the #ReeferSanity campaign on her hit show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" to advocate on behalf of Americans, particularly war veterans, for access to medically prescribed cannabis.
Welp, it looks like 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' is the go-to talk show for pot talk because not only did the Trailer Park Boys head there to skunk up the air, so did this Newmarket-born comedy legend. On the show, Carrey recalled smoking weed with the late legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the 1970s. “We were passing a joint one night, and he said, ‘Careful with that, I don’t remember 40 years of my life.'” You've been warned. BTW, this is a pic of Carrey in his new Showtime series "Kidding", about a kids show host with an existential crisis. It debuted last month and has just been renewed for a second season. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!