Cannabis has been a trending topic ever since the counterculture movement in the 1960’s, and it hasn’t lost any momentum since then.
Many of us like to know how famous people feel about stuff, and pot is definitely not an exception to this cringe-worthy rule.
I divided the quotes into four simple subdivisions, so you can navigate through these words of wisdom (and amusement) with more ease.
The quotes are branched into:
So here are the coolest and smartest weed quotes ever.
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
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Bob Marley – Musician
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
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 – Trumpeter, Composer
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
The biggest killer on the planet is stress, and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.
Willie Nelson – Musician
It makes me feel the way I need to feel.
Snoop Dogg – Rapper and Actor
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 – Rapper and Actor
…And weed’s not a drug – That’s denial
Macklemore – 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
Actors and Actresses
Marijuana prohibition is just the stupidest law possible… Just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor.
Morgan Freeman – Actor
I’ve never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage. It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What’s wrong with that?
Billy Bob Thornton – Actor
I’m all for marijuana legalization. I think you can make a lot of money as a government by treating them like cigarettes and getting your taxes off of them and building roads and taking care of people that need to be taken care of. I don’t think it would lead to any more use. The fact that it’s illegal doesn’t stop anybody I know, so why not allow everybody to benefit from it?
David Duchovny – Actor
Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).
Nick Offerman – American Actor
That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Actor, Former Governor of California
I know you’re supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do weed! Don’t do the other stuff, but weed is good!
Kevin Smith – filmmaker, actor, comedian
I hope they legalize marijuana and when they do I’ll be the first fucking person in line to buy my pack of joints.
Megan Fox – Actress
I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.
James Franco – Actor
I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening – or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning… But never at dusk.
Steve Martin – Actor and Comedian
People say you can abuse marijuana. Well shit, you can abuse cheeseburgers too, you know? You don’t go around closing Burger King because you can abuse something.
Joe Rogan – Comedian, UFC commentator
If you ain’t got a good job and you ain’t smoking weed, then I don’t know what the fuck you are doin’ wit your life.
Katt Williams – Actor, Comedian
Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?
Bill Hicks – Comedian and Social Critic
Writers and painters
I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.
Andy Warhol – Artist
I think that marijuana makes you stupid but sensual. I’ve watched many of my friends and loved ones become more erotic and dumber–just going around with a glazed expression on their faces from their last orgasms to the next–and found them really quite boring.
Timothy Leary – writer and psychologist
I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine. There’s some pretty good homegrown dope. I’m sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses.
Stephen King – Novelist, Author
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 – and millions of Americans agree with me.
Hunter S. Thompson – novelist, writer
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.
Allen Ginsberg – Poet
I’d always done a lot of sniffing glue as a kid. I was very interested in glue, and then I went to lager and speed, and I drifted into heroin because as a kid growing up everybody told me, ‘don’t smoke marijuana, it will kill you.’
Irvine Welsh – Scottish Novelist
Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.
Richard Neville – British writer
Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.
Kurt Vonnegut – American writer
Politicians, Businessmen and Scientists
It’s not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it’s also the over $8 billion that we would be making by taxing marijuana… We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders — predominantly young, predominantly African American… It’s a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people.
Arianna Huffington – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post
(Answering: Should we legalize marijuana?) Yes. And release prisoners who are incarcerated for pot.
Mark Cuban – Owner of Dallas Mavericks, Investor, TV Personality
Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade – and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity.
George Soros – Business Magnate, Investor, and Philanthropist
Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses.
Hugh Hefner – Magazine Publisher, and Playboy
I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.
Bill Clinton – Former US President
When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.
Barack Obama – former US President
Of course I know how to roll a joint.
Martha Stewart – Businesswoman, Writer, and Television Personality
Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.
Thomas Jefferson – Founding father and the third President of the United States
If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint… And not do anybody else any harm… Then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at.
Sarah Palin – Politician
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps to produce serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.
Carl Sagan – Scientist
I hope you enjoyed our selection of cannabis quotes, and make sure to let us know which ones are your favorite.
Also, if you feel we’ve left somebody out, feel free to write to us in the comment section.
Brian July 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Dr. William Osler: ( regarded as father of modern med.) ( please look him up) Cannabis Indica is probably the most effective remedy for migraines, available. ( I have heard that it's more effective if you catch the migraine early.) Steven Harper: Marijuana is a thousand times worse than tobacco.
Marco July 10, 2018 at 9:10 am
Hey Brain, I couldn't agree more. Since we made Greencamp and became more knowledgeable of its physiological and psychological effects, my viewpoint on cannabis has shifted quite dramatically. It can be used for an extremely wide range of conditions and diseases, and when I read how it got outlawed in the first place, I became certain that cannabis is truly the most medically beneficial plant on Earth. There will always a government official, or some other high-ranking figure trying to disprove its healing qualities for profit related reasons, but it's up to us to base our opinion on facts and medical research, and not some propaganda bollocks.
revy December 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm
Thanks for sharing and see me on the mar!! hahaha
michael martinez March 10, 2021 at 8:35 pm
Thanks for posting these quotes. I find it interesting that there are presidents and governors making these quotes and yet there are still places in the un-United states where you can be incarcerated for doing something that is helpful to your well being.