41 Famous Marijuana Quotes from the Most Successful People in History

Marijuana quotes

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 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 Bob Marley – Musician

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

Bob Marley Bob Marley – Musician

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

Bob Marley 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 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 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 Willie Nelson – Musician

Bob Marley marijuana quote

It makes me feel the way I need to feel.

Snoop Dogg 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 Snoop Dogg – Rapper and Actor

…And weed’s not a drug – That’s denial

Macklemore 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 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 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 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 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 Nick Offerman – American Actor

That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.

Arnold Schwarzenegger 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 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 Megan Fox – Actress

I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.

James Franco James Franco – Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger marijuana quotes

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mark Cuban – Owner of Dallas Mavericks, Investor, TV Personality

Hugh Hefner marijuana quotes

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 George Soros – Business Magnate, Investor, and Philanthropist

Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses.

Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner – Magazine Publisher, and Playboy

I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.

Bill Clinton Bill Clinton – Former US President

When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.

Barack Obama Barack Obama – former US President

Of course I know how to roll a joint.

Martha Stewart 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 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 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 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.

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A passionate cannabis enthusiast, Marco mainly writes about the latest research on cannabis use in health.

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