Happy 4/20! The ultimate day to celebrate pot started in 1971, when a group of California teens agreed to get high by meeting at 4:20PM.
The story of their daily hangout soon spread, and 4:20 became an unofficial time to pass a joint around. Eventually, April 20th was denoted as a day for pot smokers to celebrate their favourite pastime.
Whether it’s for writing inspiration or simply to mellow out, it’s no secret that plenty of musicians love to visit their friend Mary Jane. We’re looking at 15 artists who have worn their love for left-handed cigarettes on their sleeves.
In 2010, Sting penned a Huffington Post column titled “Let’s End The War On Drugs.”
“For too long, the War on Drugs has been a sacrosanct undertaking that was virtually immune from criticism in the public realm,” Sting wrote. “Any activist who spoke up was dismissed as a fringe element.”
Willie is no stranger to being the face of pot (Snoop Dogg has said he’s the only person to have ever outsmoked him), and he’s been on the frontlines to get marijuana legalized.
During a 2015 Billboard interview, Nelson said:
“When it comes to pot, the dark ages may finally be behind us. It has been 25 years since I campaigned for Gatewood Galbrath, a Lexington, Ky., lawyer running for governor with a let’s-legalize-pot policy. We lost that battle, but now it looks like we’re winning the war. The decriminalization of marijuana is a growing and unstoppable movement.”