It’s no secret that there are a fair number of celebrities who enjoy smoking up on a regular basis. With so many of them condoning it, there have also been fair shares of public incidents where they have been caught out! We take a look at some of the greatest celebrity weed incidents:
Famously known for his role as ‘Alan’ in the three-part film The Hangover, Galifianakis appeared on an American talk show called ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ in 2010. The show was aired live and during a discussion with other panel members on the legalisation of marijuana, Zach pulled a joint from his pocket. He then lit up, took a few tokes and offered it to his fellow stars. They didn’t accept, however they did take a whiff of the cigarette to confirm that it was in fact the real deal.
Galifianakis allegedly smoked up to prove a point about the Prop 19 law being discussed in California which would allow the legalisation of marijuana. In the voting in 2010, 53.3% voted ‘No’ and 46.5% voted ‘Yes’.
In 1999, Matthew McConaughey received a noise complaint from his house in his hometown of Texas. The complaint was made at around 3am by one of his neighbours after they could hear loud music coming from his home. When police arrived at the property, McConaughey was seen dancing around naked playing the bongo drums while a friend clapped. They obviously decided to search the property after they could smell weed and found seeds, stems, a bong and a pipe.
McCaughey spent around nine hours in jail before he was released and had to pay a $1000 fine.
Madonna is known for her music and rebellious behaviour. In 1994 she appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and displayed random behaviour and littered her vocabulary with profanities. In the show she asked Letterman to smell her underwear and said the ‘f’ word fourteen times, making it the most censored chat-show in American history but also gaining some of the best viewing figures Letterman ever received!
Madonna refused to leave the set at the end of the interview and when questioned about her behaviour afterwards she claimed ‘it probably had something to do with the joint I smoked before I came on’.
Miley Cyrus isn’t shy about letting the world know that she supports the legalisation of marijuana. With so many outrageous and weird performances, it’s become the norm for her! During the 2013 MTV EMA awards show, Miley won an award for the best video for her hit ‘Wrecking Ball’. During her acceptance speech she pulled a joint out of her purse and sparked up right there on the stage.
The awards were held in Amsterdam which is known for its’ loose laws on smoking weed. Although smoking up in public places is illegal, Cyrus was let off on this one.
Snoop is another celebrity who doesn’t keep quiet about his marijuana uses. He’s known to smoke up whenever and wherever he feels like it, with many of his songs referencing it. In 2014, in an episode of his online show ‘GGN: The Double G News Network’, Snoop had Jimmy Kimmel on as a guest. Kimmel questioned him on where he had smoked weed and it came about that Snoop had in fact enjoyed a blunt in the White House.
Snoop claimed that he told the ‘The CIA or the FBI…the alphabet boys’ that he needed a number two and smokes a cigarette to get rid of the smell. The cigarette was in fact a blunt!
In 2003, Justin Timberlake was famously targeted on MTV’s hit prank show, Punk’d. The show led Timberlake to believe that he owed $900,000 in back taxes and had fake government agents lead him to believe they were confiscating his house and valuables…including his dog! Timberlake was eventually reduced to tears until it was revealed it was all a prank.
After the show was aired, Justin revealed that was actually stoned during the filming for the show which is why he became so emotional and confused. Apparently they filmed for around 45 minutes but only ten were shown as they had to cut it down. Timberlake laid off weed for around ten months after the show was filmed.