George Michael's career had cooled off quite a bit around the time he first ran into problems with the law over his marijuana use when he was busted for possession in London in 2006. Eight months later, Michael explained: "This stuff keeps me sane and happy… I'd say it's a great drug."
Sting, Sarah Silverman, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Etheridge, Jay Z, Harry Belafonte, Tim Robbins, Herbie Hancock, Common, Danny Glover, Bill Kreutzmann, Ricky Williams and Al Harrington are among the many celebrities who have endorsed the marijuana legalization initiative, Prop 64, in California.
During Pres. Barack Obama's first-ever appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher," he told the host that "we're going to have to have a more serious conversation about how we are treating marijuana and our drug laws in general."
"Duh," says yacht-rocker Jimmy Buffett about Amendment 2 in Florida that would legalize medical marijuana on Nov. 8. "I can tell you from first-hand experience that medical marijuana is a great cure. That's why I'm voting Yes on 2."
I interviewed Tommy Chong live on stage at the International Cannabis Business Conference at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency on Oct. 13. Since he's from Canada and his career began in Vancouver, it was an especially revealing one-on-one with the legendary stoner funnyman.