On the Aug. 18 episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," Penn Jillette proclaimed that he's "the only person who's never ever had a puff of marijuana who has been been on the cover of High Times magazine." Well, not quite.
CNBC is back with another pot program as "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis turns his attention to the cannabis industry in California. Watch "Marijuana Millions" Tuesdays at 10 pm EST.
In a 2002 interview with Larry King, Glen Campbell, who died on Aug. 8 from Alzheimer's disease, discussed his addictions to tobacco, cocaine and alcohol. About pot, he said: "I could not be around marijuana."
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson favors legalizing marijuana and says "smoking a few jays" is better for you than drinking alcohol.
The much-anticipated report from the Justice Department's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety fails to contradict Obama-era marijuana policies. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has turned his focus to adult-use legalization in Colorado and Washington.
So far in 2017, there have been seven celebrity drug arrests: NFL players Demetrius Harris and Trevone Boykin; former NFL player Adrien Robinson; rappers Chief Keef and Shock G; comedian Artie Lange; and guitarist DJ Williams.
There are now eight states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington), 14 more with decriminalization laws and 46 with medical-marijuana laws.
Back in March, it was reported that natural-born hempster Woody Harrelson had stopped smoking pot. Stephen Colbert directed the question to Harrelson on "The Late Show" on July 10. The actor was cagey, half-heartedly admitting it's true, but then again maybe not.
Move over, Willie Nelson, you've got some company on the magic bus. Actually, Nelson joins Toby Keith on his new stoner song, "Wacky Tobaccy."
Peter Tosh's youngest son, Jawara McIntosh, is currently in a coma in a Boston hospital after he was brutally beaten in a New Jersey jail where he was serving a six-month sentence for marijuana possession.