Marijuana Policy Project

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson's initial goal was to be a sports writer, but once he imbedded himself in the world of California's Hell's Angels, Thompson's "gonzo" legend began to grow.

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Peter Tosh

Like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh was often photographed smoking spliffs, but he took it a step further, puffing on stage. "Ganja has everything to do with the upliftment of the mind," Tosh said.

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Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper directed and co-starred in "Easy Rider," considered by many the greatest stoner movie of all time.

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Pakelika

Little was known about Pakelika, the mysterious masked mute man who roamed the stage dancing robotically with the Kottonmouth Kings from 1995-2010. Pakelika passed away on Aug. 11, 2012.

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Jack Herer

Affectionately known as the "Hemperor," Jack Herer was one of America's foremost marijuana activists and experts. The author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" passed away in 2010.

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley is truly a Legend. The Tuff Gong from Jamaica put reggae on the world map, becoming its international ambassador in the '70s. As part of his Rastafarian beliefs, he called ganja "the healing of the nations."

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George Carlin

One of America's most original and enduring comedians, George Carlin was famous for his controversial 1972 bit, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,"

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Louis Armstrong

One of the original jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong blew trumpet and "sticks" of marijuana during his storied career. He was first celebrity to be busted for pot in 1931.

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