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BLUNTNESS/100: Cannabis Entertainer Honorees

Weed-loving celebrities are a big part of cannabis culture, and they’re also living proof that weed doesn’t automatically make a person lazy.

In this segment of the SHARPNESS/100, we highlight several of our favorite artists who share an affinity for the plant. The resulting list is indeed an interesting cultural cross-spectral.

Could Seth Rogen be Hollywood’s hardest working stoner? Perhaps.

The actor, producer, and writer releases plenty of funny movies (and even a recent book).

He’s also pretty outspoken about his love for weed.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention his cannabis company Houseplant.

Rogen and his creative partner Evan Goldberg have essentially redefined stoner comedy in the 21st century.

Drag performer Laganja Estranja has never been shy about championing plants – in fact, she has made it a big part of her brand.

With experience on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Heidi Klum’s Drag Queen, So You Think You Can Danceand much more, the Texas native has always been inspired to push herself creatively using cannabis.

Today, Estranja proudly shares her experiences with the plant: incorporating it into her clothing line, gracing the cover of Dopeand working on her recent music video, “Poison Ivy,” which made “ganja” the center of conversation last Halloween.

Snoop Dogg has long been synonymous with weed. And he continues to improve the game.

In addition to his own cannabis-focused media company, he is also a co-founder of investment fund Casa Verde Capital with his growing portfolio of cannabis businesses.

According to at PoliticoSnoop even persuaded right-wing billionaire Charles Koch to support a federal coalition to legalize marijuana.

Whiz Khalifa has advocated for cannabis since he started rapping.

In 2022 he officially launched his cannabis brand Khalifa Kush through a partnership with Cookies.

With plans to expand from California to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida in the coming months, Khalifa’s hard work here will no doubt pay off.

“Khalifa Kush is definitely my favorite strain, especially throughout this project. We did a lot of tests and named different strains,” he recently says Forbes.

“But I always end up going back to Khalifa Kush, it’s just my favorite, it’s the best. It gets me the highest, it’s a clean high.

Why spoil the comedy when you can work on your own cannabis farm? That’s exactly what Jim Belushi does Belushi’s Farm.

“Each time I cultivate the land, I am more and more drawn to medicine and the joy of this work,” says Belushi.

In addition to telling the life of a cannabis farm through his show Growing Belushi on the Discovery Channel, Belushi is also a strong advocate for cannabis freedom.

In fact, in a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth MeyersBelushi didn’t mince words:

“[These prisoners] were the pioneers of the cannabis industry. They are the ones who took the arrows, they are the ones who went to prison for non-violent crimes related to cannabis. Whether they had an ounce or three pounds on them, they were trying to support their families,” Belushi said. said on the talk show.

“When they are thrown in jail, it breaks that family apart, creating more trauma. There are 40,000 men and women currently incarcerated for non-violent cannabis-related crimes.

Formed in 1988, Cypress Hill had a major impact on West Coast hip hop throughout the 90s. Each member of the group is an advocate for cannabis freedom, a fact that was reiterated in late 2021 when they released the single “Open Ya Mind”.

Single ring lyrics too true in 2022:

How is it the land of the free? They want us all in a cage
They try to lock me up, they found books in my safe
Feds surround my house, warrants all in my face
Shit, I thought that shit was legal, man, it just ain’t
Now I’m fighting a case, but state laws
Ain’t the same as the feds, so now these charges carry weight
It stresses me out, it depresses me, a few miles away
At the dispensary, they sell weed every day

Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, isn’t weed supposed to make people lazy?

Method Man first tasted fame as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan on the East Coast, and fame continued to grow with more music and prominent film roles – including the classic film How high.

And now Method Man is preparing to share his love for weed with New York through his cannabis brand TICAL, which stands for Taking Into Consideration All Lives.

While an extremely fitting name for a cannabis brand in today’s market, TICAL was also the name of Method Man’s first solo album.

TICAL is already available in Colorado if you can’t wait for the New York rollout.

“I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of bringing TICAL to the newly legalized adult use market in New York in 2022. Our team has worked long and hard to bring the same energy, creativity and fairness to this brand that I ‘ve done everything I’ve done throughout my career,” Method Man said in a statement.

“I’m especially excited about TICAL’s direction and leadership in the cannabis space working with Black, women and minority partners, from culture to dispensaries.”

Yes, we’ve already mentioned Cypress Hill, but B-Real aka Dr. Greenthumb deserves its own entry here.

Founder of Dr. Greenthumb Dispensaries in California, B-Real has carved out its own niche in the cannabis world.

B-Real’s high profile contributions here are significant as he brings an authentic voice to cannabis.

“But we need the whole country to get on with it. It would be good for the country, economically it would create jobs and it would do a lot of healing,” he said in a interview with HipHopDX.

“I see it coming. When you have places like Florida now embracing cannabis, New York and places like that, it’s really amazing. You see it slowly but surely. I think eventually, at the federal level, it will be completely legal and maybe within 10 years. Hopefully five. We’ll see. A tribute to the freedom fighters, as we once called them, who have worked to get us to where we are now.

Another prolific mainstay is Kevin Smith, whose work challenges the stoner stereotype.

The filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author and podcaster began to reduce the stigma of cannabis with his work in the 1990s through his characters Jay & Silent Bob who first appeared in film. Clerks.

Since then, Jay & Silent Bob have appeared in their own stoner comedy features and even have their own cannabis strains.

What most people don’t know is that Smith didn’t start smoking until he was 38.

Since then, he has become a connoisseur.

In fact, when Smith suffered a heart attack a few years ago, his doctor said it was probably smoking weed that kept him calm and saved his life.

He then lost 85 pounds by cutting sugar from his diet.

It would be hard to name a more famous cannabis duo than Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

In the 1970s and 1980s, these two were a hit among cannabis and counterculture enthusiasts thanks to their stand-up routines, albums, and movies.

They set the high water mark for stoner comedies and after a long hiatus, they finally reunited in 2008.

In 2003, Chong got in trouble with the authorities for selling bongs and water pipes online. He spent nine months in a low-security prison.

When Chong later revealed his battle with prostate cancer in 2012, he noted that he had been drug-free for three years and suggested the accompanying stress may have contributed to the problem.

A month later, Chong announced that he had indeed used hemp oil to knock out cancer. And in 2015, Chong shared with the public that he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and used a lot of cannabis to lessen the side effects of conventional treatments.

In 2019, Chong declared that he did not have cancer and again pointed out that stress could be the cause of cancer.

Morgan Freeman is one of the greatest and most respected actors of all time.

In 2015, when most pot-loving actors were still afraid to share their affinity for the plant, Freeman came to the defense of cannabis, saying it should be legalized and is much safer than alcohol. .

He told the daily beast that his first wife got him into the plant years ago and he uses it for fibromyalgia pain.

“How do I take it? Yet it comes! I will eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!

(editor’s note: please don’t sniff your weed)

Willie Nelson has definitely earned his place as country music’s most well-known smoker – the singer even has his own cannabis line, Willie’s Reserve. Nelson is the only person who has ever been able to quit smoking snoop doggwhich is a cannabis badge of honor in itself.

Cannabis has been his drug of choice since 1978, when Nelson gave up cigarettes and whiskey due to health complications. Since then, he has been using cannabis.

Lighting up with Nelson is recognized as the rite of passage that it is, granted only to the most worthy of country music.

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