Danny DeVito has spoken out about the fact that marijuana should be legalized and should be used responsibly. He has also admitted to smoking it himself without embarrassment or shame. He has been quoted saying, “Even if one doesn’t smoke pot one has to see the benefits of decriminalizing it!” He finished by reminding his audience that smoking and driving is still a bad idea.
DeVito first entered the film industry in 1970 and has since starred in an impressive array of TV shows and movies.
David Cross is a writer, performer, producer, and comedian who has won Emmys and Grammys. He is most famous for his stand-up performances, his role in Arrested Development, his voice acting in Alvin and the Chipmunks, and his voice acting in Kung Fu Panda.
Doug Benson is a comedian who has produced numerous shows revolving around marijuana. In fact, he is one of the celebrities most often associated with cannabis. He uses comedy mixed with cannabis to help show that people don’t change in the stereotyped ways associated with stoners when they are high.
He has created The Marijuana-Logues, The High Court, and Getting Doug With High. The purpose of each show is to prove that smoking marijuana is fine and fun rather than harmful, and to show the truth about how it affects people.
Tommy Chong and Richard “Cheech” Marin have served as entertainers and pseudo representatives for the marijuana subculture since the 1970s. They made it big by doing stand-up comedy shows and albums, including Cheech and Chong and the now cult classic Up in Smoke. While they stopped working together in the 1980s, they reunited again in the 1990s.
Today, they still serve as representatives and advocates for legalization of marijuana and marijuana products and culture, as can be seen on their website.
Melissa Etheridge is an accomplished singer-songwriter from Kansas who has received a Grammy, an Oscar, and numerous other awards for her work. She was diagnosed for breast cancer in 2004, from which she has since recovered. She used cannabis as a treatment since her diagnosis, and was even arrested for it once while crossing from Canada to North Dakota. When asked about the incident, she is quoted saying, “I hope this can move the issue forward, shed some light on how many people use cannabis as a medicine.”
Danny Glover has been a well-known actor for the past 25 years. He has won awards from the NAACP, the MTV Movie Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, and more. He has also received four Emmy nominations.
Today he is not only an actor but also a director and activist. He also happens to support marijuana legalization. He once told the host of The California Marijuana Report, Eric Brenner: “I agree with marijuana legalization and the right to get high.” In 2010 he joined 18 other celebrities in officially supporting Proposition 19, which would make marijuana legal in California.
Actress Megan Fox is best known for her roles in Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the TV show New Girl. She is also open about her use of marijuana and her disdain for the fact that it hasn’t been legalized yet. In an interview with British GQ she said, “It’s all propoganda… I will openly say that I smoke weed.” She continued her point, saying, “I hope they legalise it and when then do I’ll be the first…person in line.”
Zach Galifianakis has been world famous in the comedic acting world since his role in The Hangover in 2009. When he was a guest in 2010 on the political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher, he pulled out a joint and began smoking marijuana on live television. This is likely the first time someone has smoked marijuana on live TV in the United States.
His timing was evident: California was due for a vote on legalizing marijuana, and he aimed to do away with the taboo surrounding marijuana.