“Marijuana is like sex. If I don’t do it every day, I get a headache.”
You and me both, Willie.
2. John Lennon
“If somebody gives me a joint, I might smoke it, but I don’t go after it.”
John Lennon may have been like the North Star to the hippy generation, but he was more aloof about his drug use than the portrayals of him.
3. Carl Sagan
“When high on cannabis I discovered that there’s somebody inside those people we call mad.”
Carl Sagan’s discoveries—high or not—are never not sobering.
4. Snoop Dogg
“I’m a smoker, my name is Snoop Dogg, and I’m a stoner.”
No doubt, Snoop Dogg always says it best.
5. Steve Martin
“I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something. I would only smoke in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening, and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning…but never at dusk! Never at dusk. I would never do that.”
Steve has a way of making even the simplest things absurd to the point of utter confusion.
6. Tommy Chong
“I was introduced to pot by a Chinese jazz musician in Calgary, Canada, in 1957. He gave me a joint and a Lenny Bruce record and changed my life forever.”
Although you may have believed that Tommy Chong came down the birth canal with a bong in hand, he, like all of us, has an origin story when it comes to pot.
7. Hunter S. Thompson
“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer, and ice, and grapefruits.”
Too bad Hunter never lived to see the day where his beloved weed becomes as accessible as the rest of the items on that shopping list.
Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.