Hollywood and marijuana have had a very long and interesting history together. If the rumors and movies are to be believed, it can be found anywhere and is considered a source of creativity and inspiration for some of today’s most popular filmmakers. Check out this list of famous filmmakers that love using marijuana and are not shy about letting their fondness for the versatile plant be known!
Although you are more than likely already familiar with particularly vocal enthusiasts like Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen, and Seth MacFarlane, some celebs like Drew Barrymore and It’s Always Sunny’s Danny Devito are a bit more of a surprise though. World acclaimed, academy award winning director Oliver Stone almost faced some significant jail time because of it but has confirmed that he still enjoys his herb to this day and is fervently in favor of legalization in the states.
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Not only is Oliver Stone one of the best-known directors today, he has also graced the front cover of High Times. In his 2012 interview, Stone described getting busted during the War on Drugs for smuggling marijuana into the US. “I was facing five to 20 on a federal smuggling charge,” Stone explained. After narrowly avoiding jail time, Stone has continued to use the herb that almost sent him there.
Stone says about his experience with marijuana, “I’ve found it very enlightening. Some people don’t—they find paranoia and worry. I think if you can control your mind, if you contain it, you can make marijuana be a friend, an ally.”
Stone’s penchant for putting forth conspiracy theories (Snowden) and investigating governments (Nixon, JFK and The Putin Interviews) doesn’t end on screen. The Academy Award-winning Platoon director has stated, “Marijuana, as well as many other drugs, should be legalized and taxed and regulated by the states. It’s a great source of income. It should be sold like it is in liquor stores, and there should be no social stigma. It’s an insane hypocrisy.” We’re with you, Oliver Stone. Since his arrest, Stone has protested anti-marijuana legislation.
“We questioned it, we fought it—and, frankly, I’ve had my lapses, but I’ve never stopped questioning it.”
Stone’s dedication to the herb makes him one of our 9 filmmakers who smoked weed.
No list of filmmakers who smoked weed would be complete without marijuana poster boy Seth Rogen. Rogen’s biggest hits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad, This Is The End and Pineapple Express.
Not only does Rogen’s comedy pair perfectly with Mary Jane, but it’s replete with references to the herb. Pineapple Express literally inspired the name for a now popular strain of weed. As Jonah Hill’s character says in Rogen’s This Is The End, “weed is tight.”
And Seth Rogen is far from shy about his personal consumption. You can even watch him rip a new type of bong. “I’m never really at zero,” Rogen confesses to David Letterman.