This article by Alfonso Colasuonno was originally published on Goldleaf, and appears here with permission.
Cannabis has a longstanding and powerful association with the arts. It’s no surprise that many famous actors, musicians, writers, artists, and comedians have been some of the most ardent supporters not just of cannabis reform, but also of recreational use of the herb.
Read on for thirty of our favorite celebrity quotes about cannabis:
“I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it."
Jennifer Aniston, Actress
“I occasionally borrow pot from my kids. They do a little weed occasionally. ‘Here Dad’ – or more likely, ‘Dad, have you got any?’”
Keith Richards, Musician
“I do smoke, but I don’t go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It’s about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don’t hurt anybody.”
Bob Marley, Musician
“It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics, dope, and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.”
Louis Armstrong, Musician
“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower.”
Willie Nelson, Musician
“I have no interest in smoking marijuana, but I can’t see any reason to keep someone of age from lighting up.”
Henry Rollins, Musician
“So what if I’m smoking weed onstage and doing what I gotta do? It’s not me shooting nobody, stabbing nobody, killing nobody. It’s a peaceful gesture and they have to respect that and appreciate that.”
Snoop Dogg, Musician
“Marijuana prohibition is just the stupidest law possible…Just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor.”
Morgan Freeman, Actor
“I’m all for marijuana legalization. I think you can make a …